People say, "age is just a number," but when it comes to celebrities, age is everything. Some stars look like they haven't aged, like, ever, while others look and act as if they've been walking the earth longer than they've been breathing.
Check out our round up of artists whose ages made our jaws drop.
Jared Leto, 42
Jared is an anomaly. The 30 Seconds To Mars singer and Oscar winning actor hasn't accrued one wrinkle since his days as Jordan Catalano on My So Called Life
. He knows how good he looks too, and recently posted his own side-by-side showing off his other-worldly genetic gift on Instagram. Dafuq is in his water??
Ok, how the hell is Adele only in her mid-twenties? Girl has a golden voice, but her demeanor, stage presence, style, physical features, and the fact that she's a mother, take her far beyond the average girl her age who's still trying to "figure it out."
Avril Lavigne, 29
Avril may still be repping her grrrl power, hot topic style, and raccoon eyeliner, but she's still in her '20s? She's frozen in time, which makes us think she's still be writing whiney songs about sk8r bois, in between marriages to dudes who will approve of her doing overdone trendy things, like, side-shaving her head in order to stay "edgy" and "relevant."
Jennifer Lopez, 45
J.Lo is a total babe. She defies the law of gravity, she looks good no matter what, and can shake her booty next to Iggy Azalea without looking like she's the old bag on the block.
Benji and Joel Madden, 35
Maybe it's their young faces, the tattoos, or the fact that they still dress as if they're crooning Good Charlotte hits, but this set of twins have managed to keep their boyish look going strong through their re-branding and release of their new, The Madden Brothers album, Greetings From California
Meaghan Trainor, 20
I can't put my finger on it, but there is nothing about the "All About That Bass" singer that says, "Hi, I'm 20." It's like seeing a small child with a face that looks like a miniature adult. I dunno.
For fact that Lorde has had the most insane success with her album, Pure Heroine
, and has fans that are easily twice her age, it seems kind of impossible that she isn't even legal to buy cigarettes or a lottery ticket in the US.
Gwen Stefani, 44
Gwen is like Jared and J.Lo...she is privy to the magical fountain of youth where she doesn't age a day and has young 20-somethings crying at night because they know they'll never look as good as her at any age. Ok, so maybe having access and money to pay for all the pampering and care needed to look that good has something to do with it, but I'll still bow down to this mother of three...insane.
Iggy Azalea, 24
Iggy is so fancy. She's got the world by the tail, has a killer body and has a total DGAF attitude, but only 24? Really?! I'm still having a hard time swallowing that one.
This isn't possible. I refuse to believe that Pharell is in his forties. No wonder he can sing songs like "Happy"...he looks amazing and had me thinking this whole time he was early thirties! I just can't with him.
Sam Smith, 22
No. There's just no way this summer's break out star, Sam Smith, is ONLY 22. He's a big British sweetie that has Adele-syndrome. Looks and acts as if he's beyond his tender '20s, with a sense of maturity that actually makes people take him seriously.
Ok Madge is no spring chicken. She's been around the block numerous times and has a reputation for latching onto every current "it" artist to stay in the spotlight, but the Material Girl keeps her body in check, still sells out arenas, and can bag babes more than twice her junior for arm candy. How many other 50-somethings can say the same thing?
Miranda Lambert, 30
Miranda and Meaghan Trainor seem to be cut from the same cloth. 30 just seems too young for Miranda. She's talented, successful and married to country music's most notorious flirt, Blake Shelton, but I see 36-38 not a face fresh out of her 20s. Is that mean?
Rihanna became a superstar at 18, was center of Hollywood's most talked about domestic violence attack (Chris Brown you will forever suck), and shows up on red carpets in nothing but a sheer sheath of sparkles. So to hear she is only 26 make me tilt my head to the side and go "Really?!" I don't know what age she looks like, but her life experiences make her much older than a mid-twenties pop-star.