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The Most Famous 80s Popstars (Then and Now)

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Anyone that lived through the 1980s likely has nothing but fond memories of the music from that era. The '80s represented a conglomerate of music that ranged from: bubblegum pop and synth-infused pop to post punk, new wave, and much more. Many people that grew up in that time (and even others that did not) have come to love the music of the 1980s with an undying passion. 

This list brings you nostalgia buffs the opportunity to check in on some of your favorite '80s singers after all these years. It has 'before and after' photos of the pop stars you once thought (or maybe still do think) made the best music.

If you have ever wondered what your favorite '80s pop stars are up to now, you are in the right place. This list is a fun look at '80s celebrities at the peak of their success versus what they look like now. Read on to see if your favorite '80s solo artist made the cut in this Most Famous 80s Popstars Then and Now piece. 
  • Lita Ford - Then

    Lita Ford rose to fame as the lead guitar player of the all-girl group The Runaways and then enjoyed solo success with songs like "Kiss Me Deadly."
  • Lita Ford just released a new album in November 2013 and is following in fellow Runaway Cherie Currie's footsteps and releasing her memoir, which will be out September 9, 2014.   

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  • Madonna - Then

    Madonna - Then
    Photo: mobu27 / Flickr
    Madonna skyrocketed to fame in the '80s with a seemingly unstoppable barrage of hit singles. She was best known at the time for songs like "Material Girl" and "Like a Virgin."
  • Madonna - Now
    Photo: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images
    Her star burns just as bright today as it ever has. Madonna has maintained her place in the spotlight and continues to release top selling albums with no signs of stopping. She continues to impress us with her ability to sell out live shows all these years later and remains one of the top-selling live acts of all time.

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