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The Real Names of 30 Famous Pop Stars

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What’s in a name? A lot, if you ask these musicians, each of whom ditched their birth names and adopted an alias before hitting the big time. (And for good reason, in some cases — Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta just doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as easily as “Lady Gaga” does it?) Check out the gallery and find out the real names behind pop star pseudonyms. You’ll never look at Robyn Fenty, Shawn Corey Carter or Elizabeth Grant the same way.

STEFANI JOANNE ANGELINA GERMANOTTA (a.k.a. Lady Gaga)
lady-gaga

SHAWN COREY CARTER (a.k.a. Jay-Z)
Jay-z

ONIKA MARAJ (a.k.a. Nicki Minaj)
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ELLA MARIJA LANI YELICH-O’CONNOR (a.k.a. Lorde)
lorde

KATHERYN ELIZABETH HUDSON (a.k.a. Katy Perry)
katy-perry

 

ROBYN RIHANNA FENTY (a.k.a. Rihanna)
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MARSHALL MATHERS (a.k.a. Eminem)
eminem

ALECIA MOORE (a.k.a. Pink)
pink

 

STEFAN KENDAL GORDY and SKYLER AUSTEN GORDY (a.k.a. LMFAO’s RedFoo and SkyBlu)
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CURTIS JAMES JACKSON III (a.k.a. 50 Cent)
50-cent

 

DESTINY HOPE CYRUS (a.k.a. Miley Cyrus)
miley-cyrus

 

TIMOTHY ZACHERY MOSLEY (a.k.a. Timbaland)
timbaland

AMETHYST AMELIA KELLY (a.k.a. Iggy Azalea)
iggy-azalea

ELIZABETH WOOLRIDGE GRANT (a.k.a. Lana Del Rey)
lana-del-rey

TIM BERGLING (a.k.a. Avicii)
Avicii

SONNY JOHN MOORE (a.k.a. Skrillex)
Skrillex

ADAM RICHARD WILES (a.k.a. Calvin Harris)
Calvin-Harris

WOUTER DE BACKER (a.k.a. Gotye)
gotye

GEORGIOS KYRIACOS PANAYIOTOU (a.k.a. George Michael)
george-michael

PAUL HEWSON & DAVID EVANS (a.k.a. Bono & The Edge)
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REGINALD KENNETH DWIGHT (a.k.a. Elton John)
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STEVLAND HARDAWAY JUDKINS (a.k.a. Stevie Wonder)
stevie-wonder

 

ANNA MAE BULLOCK (a.k.a. Tina Turner)
tina-turner

 

STEVEN VICTOR TALLARICO (a.k.a. Steven Tyler)
steven-tyler

BRIAN HUGH WARNER (a.k.a. Marilyn Manson)
marilyn-manson

JAMES NEWELL OSTERBERG, JR. (a.k.a. Iggy Pop)
iggy-pop

FARROKH BULSARA (a.k.a. Freddie Mercury)
freddie-mercury

ROBERT ALLEN ZIMMERMAN (a.k.a. Bob Dylan)
bob-dylan

 

Written by: New Generation Radio

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