The surprising real names of singers behind the scenes are basically the stories behind their stage names. There are many singers all over the world that have changed names. Someone changed the name because their real name is not simple. Or the pronunciation is hard to do. Some have adopted different and attractive names for easy to gain fame. Billboard Magazine listed the names of two hundred artists. Between them here a few stories.
Lady Gaga from Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Do you know Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta? She is a reputed figure in the music world. Also, she respected as a songwriter and actress. The whole world knows her, but by ‘Lady Gaga’ name. When recording her song, she thought, what would be the case if it is a simple and short name rather than a complex and big name? When her former boyfriend producer Rob Fusari heard her voice, he was remembering the song “Radio Ga Ga”. Stefani then made a decision that her last name would be GaGa. And she imagined that the first name would be fittest as ‘Lady’.Thus she took the word because it is quite meaningful.
Legend from Stephens
American singer John Legend’s birth name is actually John Roger Stephens. Friends used to call him John Legend. He is known today with the nickname. Most of John’s friends know that nickname than the real name.
When Maraj is Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a popular artist in the Us also a hottest female rapper in the world. She was born in Trinidad and raised in Jamaica, Queens. So her real name is a little different. Onika Tanya Maraj is her real name. She changed her name and adopted Nicki Minaj.
Miley from Smiley
Her name Destiny Hope Cyrus, but grew up being known as “Smiley” by her family. Every time naivety and serenity could be found in her smile. Later, the name was shortened to ‘Miley’. In 2008, Destiny changed her name legally. Become ‘Miley Ray Cyrus’. Now, this American singer is popular as ‘Miley Cyrus’. The middle name ‘Ray’ took from her father Billy Ray Cyrus.
Elton John chose this name because of his love for two Blues legends
British singer Elton John’s real name is Reginal Kenneth Dwight. He borrowed his name from two legends of Blues Music. Because of love for Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. He adopted his name as the combination of John and Elton.
Bruno Mars adopted the nickname “Bruno” from his father
Peter Gean Hernandez’s father used to call him Bruno. He got his nickname at the age of two. After came to the music world, he became ‘Bruno Mars’. The US singer wanted to come up with the name ‘Bruno’. ‘Mars’ came out for making fun. Because it sounds bigger than life.
Katy changed her name in order to not be confused with already established stars
There is an actress in Hollywood, Kate Hudson. There is a singer in music, Catherine Hudson But the second Hudson is known to everyone as ‘Kitty Perry’. With Kate Hudson, fans may confuse her name, so she changed her real name to ‘Katie Perry’.