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Ready to feel old? These albums are turning 20 in 2021

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2021 will mark the 20th anniversary of some massively popular albums, so we may get some anniversary editions somewhere down the line.  While we wait, get ready to feel old — here are a few of them:

Jennifer Lopez‘s J.Lo — Her sophomore album, featuring the hits “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “I’m Real,” “Ain’t It Funny” and “I’m Gonna Be Alright.”

Janet Jackson‘s All for You — Featuring the smash title track and the hit “Someone to Call My Lover”

Destiny’s Child‘s Survivor — The first album to feature the trio lineup of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, it was a huge success, spinning off hits like the title track, “Bootylicious,” “Emotion” and “Independent Women Pt. 1.”

*NSYNC‘s Celebrity — The group’s third and final studio album, featuring “Pop,” “Gone” and “Girlfriend.”

Michelle Branch‘s The Spirit Room — Debut album from the singer/songwriter, featuring the hits “Everywhere” and “All You Wanted.” 

Nickelback‘s Silver Side Up — Put the Canadian band on the map and featured the #1 Hot 100 hit “How You Remind Me.”

John Mayer‘s Room for Squares — Debut album for soon-to-be superstar, featuring “No Such Thing” and “Your Body Is a Wonderland.”

Michael Jackson‘s Invincible — Final album released before his 2009 death, featuring “You Rock My World” and features from Carlos Santana and The Notorious B.I.G.

Britney SpearsBritney — Her third studio album, featuring a new “mature” sound and the singles “I’m a Slave 4 U” and “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman.”

Shakira‘s Laundry Service — Her first mostly-English album turned her into a crossover pop superstar, thanks to hit singles “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes.”

By Andrea Dresdale
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