Believe it or not, most famous musical acts don’t, in fact, write their own music.  Often, the biggest pop stars in the world will be offered songs from a team of writers who shop around their works all around Hollywood.

In fact, here are a few songs that were originally meant for different artists that ended up becoming huge!

-“Toxic,” by Britney Spears was originally meant for Kylie Minogue

-“Shape of You,” by Ed Sheeran was originally meant for Rihanna

-“Telephone,” by Lady Gaga was originally recorded by Britney Spears

-“Since U Been Gone,” by Kelly Clarkson was turned down by both P!nk and Hillary Duff

-“Miss Independent,” by Kelly Clarkson was turned down by Christina Aguilera and Destiny’s Child

-“How Will I Know,” was originally meant for Janet Jackson

-“I’m a Slave 4 U,” and “Boys,” both by Britney Spears were both rejected by Jackson

-“Baby One More Time,” which launched Britney Spears into superstardom was originally meant for TLC!

Check out the rest of the list HERE!

Via Glamour

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