Artists Who Upgraded Their Style Over Time

"...go 'head switch the style up, and if they hate..."


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Nicki Minaj: Transition Barbie - In 2004, when the outlandish MC swooped into the music industry, we noticed her crazy hairstyles and even crazier outfits from 10 miles away. These days, though, the singer has been very tame, trading in her hot pink hair for black and wearing minimal makeup. This past November Nicki even landed the Winter 2014/15 cover of V Magazine.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


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Rihanna: Once Upon a Bad Girl - When she danced atop speakers in the video for her debut single, "Pon De Reply," we didn't expect her to be "shining bright like a diamond" in Christian Dior ads, but we're grateful she made the transition. (And effortlessly we might add!)   (Photo: Aflo/Splash News)


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Madonna: Always Touching Us for the Very First Time - The most photographed woman in the world must be able to switch up her looks at any given moment. We found this vintage shot of the superstar as she posed for Vanity Fairmagazine; Madonna's a class act! (Photo: Herb Ritts for vanity fair Magazine)


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Robin Thicke: Blurred Style - Mister Thicke trimmed down a bit before his 2003 debut. We kind of like the long hair, though. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images)


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Pitbull: Pre-Game - We know Pitbull as the party man, but his pre-party-look lacked a little flava and direction. Kudos to the MC for dressing like a grown man these days. (Photo: TVT Records)


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Taylor Swift: Small Town Glam Girl - Swift's look has gotten more swanky since her debut album. She's still got homegrown appeal, but it's a bit more sophisticated. (Photo: Big Machine)


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Kanye West: His Friend, Ralph Lauren  - Although his Fall 2015 fashion show left much to be desired, his personal style always wins in our book. Thumbs up for the upgrade from those colorful Ralph Lauren polo shirts.  (Photo: Paul Morigi/FilmMagic)


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Justin Timberlake: A Dose of Southern Swag - He's come a long way from that hideous denim patchwork number he wore linked with then girlfriend Brittney Spears at the 2001 American Music Awards, and we're happy because of it.  (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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Ciara: Showing Off All the Goods These Days - CiCi has always been a striking beauty, but as a woman she's grown to (without question) slay every red carpet she appears on. We wait in anticipation to see what she'll wear next. (Photo: LaFace Records, John Sciulli/Getty Images for REVOLVE)