This is a list of names of famous people, who have changed their real name. I'm only looking for music performers, not actors or other famous people. Below are the most recent entries.
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 4185 Music Performer Pseudonyms entries on the site.
|Eric Clapton||Eric Patrick Clapton||Numerous sources, including Joel Whitburn's "Top Pop Singles", as well as many music industry websites, state that Eric Clapton's "real" surname is Clapp. This is an error, due to the fact that Clapp is the surname of his grandmother's second husband, Jack Clapp. Eric Clapton got his surname from his mother, Patricia Molly Clapton, the daughter of Reginald Cecil Clapton, Rose's first husband, Eric's maternal grandfather. www.whereseric.com confirms this.||Annabelle|
|Lorde||Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor||She chose her stage name due to her fascination with royals and aristocracy.||Brian Kelly|
|DJ MRK LMS||Mark Holmes (Platinum Blonde)||Mark and his partner Bobbi Guy started a Virgin Moblie Mod Club in Toronto.||Celeste|
|Stars On, Star Sound, etc.||Stars On 45||The big "Stars On 45" phenomena in the early 80s spawned many dance medleys and remixes under the name of this Dutch studio band. However, due to record label and broadcasting regulations around the world (and this group topped the charts in SEVERAL countries) the hits were released under various "band" names. For example, the group name in New Zealand was "Star Sound". That's the Politics of Dancing.||Baby I'm a Star|
|Bat For Lashes||Natasha Khan||Another British singer who uses a rock band alias.||Brit Boxx|
|Foxes||Louisa Rose Allen||That is the name this British singer uses and is not to be confused with the British band Foxes!||Brit Boxx|
|Sara Beth||Sarah Bettens||She did 2 songs under this name: Hank William's "I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry" and Ry Cooder's "Why Don't You Try Me" with Frankie Miller.||Rad|
|Sky Saxon, Sky Sunlight Saxon, Sunstar, etc.||Richard Marsh||He usually went by the moniker "Sky Saxon" but some of his albums were released under the other names above.||Starpunk|
|Sky Saxon and the Seeds||The Seeds||The singer is Sky Saxon, originally Richard Marsh.||Mr. Farmer II|
|Sananda Maitreya||Terence Trent Howard||He is most famously known as Terence Trent D'Arby. And I have no idea (other than religion) why he changed his name again.||Reggie Pillbox|
|Billy Ocean||Leslie Sebastian Charles||The Ocean part of his stage name comes from the Ocean Estate in London's East End where he was living at the time he was starting his music career.||harderman|
|Charlie Gracie||Charles Anthony Graci||He had the hits "Butterfly", "Fabulous", and "I Love You So Much It Hurts", all in 1957.||Candy Welty|
|Eugene Wilde||Ronald Eugene Broomfield||He had the hits "Gotta Get You Home Tonight" and "Don't Say No Tonight" in 1985.||Candy Welty|
|Dick Roman||Ricardo De Giacomo||He had a hit with a vocal version of "Theme From A Summer Place" in 1962.||Candy Welty|
|Kim Weston||Agatha Natalie Weston||She had six hits, 1963-67, including "It Takes Two" (duet with Marvin Gaye, 1967).||Candy Welty|
|Jack Hues||Jeremy Allan Ryder||member of Wang Chung. He took the famous French phrase "J'accuse" (the headline of a newspaper editorial by Emile Zola) and "anglicized" it "Jack Hues".||To Live And Die in San Francisco|
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|Kimbra||Kimbra Lee Johnson||I saw her in the Gotye video. She's cute.||Brian Kelly|
|Nick Todd||Nicholas Boone||He had the hits "Plaything" and "At The Hop" in 1957.||Candy Welty|
|Pretty Purdie||Bernard Purdie||He had the hit "Funky Donkey" in 1967.||Candy Welty|
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