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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.

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Entries Beginning with L

Pseudonym
 
Original Name
 
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L Druex Pierre Frederick  Got his name because his lyrics are said to "bubble" Lil' Fizz
L'Angelo Mysterioso George Harrison George used this name on the credit for the song "Badge", which he wrote with Eric Clapton. Susana
L'Angelo Mysterioso George Harrison Harrison used this pseudonym when he played guitar with Cream on "Badge", a sone he co-wroye with Eric Clapton Ray Lemire
L. L. Cool J James Smith All the ladies love cool James Valencia
L.A. Jay John Barnes III Info from rapdict.org Bobo
L.A. Reid Mark Rooney  Bobo
L.A. Star Lisa Ali Info from rapdict.org Bobo
L.P. Laura Pergolizzi A native of New York now living in Los Angeles. MOR
LA Luv Philip Gayle Info from rapdict.org Bobo
La The Darkman Lason Jackson Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lady GaGa Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta Long real name. Probably took on the stage name so people wouldn't confuse her with Gwen Stefani (among other reasons). Lord God KING Bufu
Lady GaGa Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta Rob Fusari named her after the Queen song "Radio GaGa". Bob`Boogie
Lady Miss Kier Kier Kirby The singing part of the trio Deee-Lite. electric
Lady Of Rage Robin Yvette Allen Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lady Sovereign Louise Amanda Harman Female rapper from the UK lil' girl
Ladybug Mary Ann Vierra 1/3 of Digable Planets Bobo
Ladybug Mary Ann Vierra Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lainie Kazan Lainie Levine  jazzy
Lalo Schifrin Boris Schifrin Brilliant Argentine-born jazz pianist/composer. Creator of many memorable TV/movie soundtracks, most notably "Mission: Impossible" and "Dirty Harry". Also backed Dizzy Gillespie for many years.  jonaco
Lana Del Rey Elizabeth Woolridge Grant  Alyssa Jayne
Lance Bass James Lansten Bass  Kathryn
Lance Bass James Lance Bass Member of *NSYNC. His dad's name is also James, so that's why he uses his middle name Fatima
Langsyuar Fernando Ribeiro Singer for Moonspell. Prong
Lanie Fire Elaine Fierro Lanie was the drummer for infamous all female punk band Snap-Her from '98-2000 and then again in 2002. Later, Lanie left Snap-Her to join Exene Cervenka's side band, "Original Sinners". After leaving Original Sinners, Lanie went on to play in Psychostar (aka Suckerstar), a bad ass all female rock band from Los Angeles which also had members from legendary all chick rock band Betty Blowtorch. Lanie was previously known as "Elaine Honey" while she played with all feline rock-a-billy band "Whistlebait" in the 90's and "Helena Handbasket" in a former punk band called the Muleskinners from Pasadena, CA, which shared band and home with members of the Lords of Altamont and The Invisible Men, two well known LA area garage surf bands. Lanie has said that she took the last name "Fire" as her last name had come from the original Italian word "Fiero" which means "fierce" or "fiery". The surname changed as family members immigrated from italy through Mexico as ancestors accompanied Pancho Villa into the United States via Texas (related to General Rudoflo Fierro - famous in Mexican history). There is a town in Texas named for her ancestors. The surname acquired the additional R somewhere after the Texas town was founded, to the more Spanish spelling "Fierro", which means "Iron" or represents something hard like iron. It also means "proud" in Italian. As for her first name, her mother was a fan of Lainie Kazan and named her for the actress, but for the sake of official documents, gave her the more proper english full name "Elaine" although according to Lanie, "nobody ever uses it". Rexford M
Large Professor William Paul Mitchell Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Larry Adler Lawrence Cecil Adler  jazz
Larry Bright Julian Bright He had the hit "Mojo Workout" in 1960. Candy Welty
Larry Chance Larry Figueredo A fine doo-wop singer, who led the Earls ("Remember Then", "Life Is But a Dream") in the early '60s. Still popular on the NYC oldie circuit. jonaco
Larry Finnegan Johnny Lawrence Finnegan Sang "Dear One" in 1962. old
Larry Hall Lawrence Hall Cincinnati native who longed for "Sandy". old rock
Larry Levan Lawrence Philpot  Bobo
Larry Lurex Farrokh Bulsara (Freddie Mercury) Freddie used this name when he recorded a single with Phil Spector and it was released. emma hanby
Larry Lurex Freddie Mercury/Farook Bulsara Freddie Mercury of Queen released a single under the pseudonym Larry Lurex in 1973. The single was "I Can Hear Music/Goin Back". The name was supposed to be a send-up of Gary Glitter but most people didn't get it. Blair Adams
Lateef the Truth Speaker Lateef Daumont Info from rapdict.org. Formerly known as Lateef the Dread Piper Bobo
Laura Lee Laura Lee Rundless  Candy Welty
Laura Nyro Laura Nigro  shehateme
Lauren Alaina Lauren Suddeth Alaina is her middle name. She dropped the last name because it's hard to pronounce. flipside
LaVern Baker Delores Baker You list her original name as Delores Williams, but that was her married name - she was born Delores Baker Dave Wilson
LaVern Baker Delores Williams One of the most popular R&B vocalists of the late 50s who scored a Top Ten hit with "I Cried A Tear" in 1958. Evan L. Heller
Layzie Bone Steve Howse Of Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony. bone
Lc Lee Connachan  jamel grinnage
LDB Kelton Kesse He is the older brother of B2K's J-Boog LDB
Lead singer of Perox!de Gail Rosa James She is the beautiful goddess of a lead singer in the rock/punk band Perox!de. She decided to change her name when she was 13, because she thought her future in being a rock star was quite promising. Indeed she was right.  Skatha James
Leadbelly Huddie William Ledbetter  soul
LeAnn Rimes Margaret LeAnn Rimes  Country
Leapy Lee Lee Graham Recorded "Little Arrows" in 1968. brit
Leather Jocelyn Rabon Info from rapdict.org. Bobo
LeBlanc & Carr Lenny LeBlanc/Pete Carr Florida duo who were "Falling". duo
Lee Aaron Karen Lynn Greening  Sandi
Lee Castle Lee Castaldo   bandleader
Lee Dorsey Irving Lee Dorsey He had 9 hits in the 1960s, including "Ya Ya" and "Working In The Coal Mine" Candy Welty
Lee Hazelwood Barton Lee Hazelwood Singer and songwriter. old
Lee Ji Eun IU Born May 16, 1993 in Seoul, S Korea Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Lee Michaels Mike Olsen Had a Top 10 hit with "Do You Know What I Mean?" oldsongs
Lee Rocker Leon Drucher Bassist with The Stray Cats. billie
Lee Towers Leen Huizer  Jesse
Left Eye Lisa Lopes 1/3 of TLC Bobo
Left-Eye Lisa Lopes A member of the R&B trio TLC. So named because she wore a condom over her left eye. Celeste
Lefty Frizzell William Orville Frizzell  Countryboy
Leiber & Stoller Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller The duo wrote some of Elvis' big singles. writers
Leif Garrett Leif Per Nervik American singer and actor who was a teen idol and has had some legal troubles in recent years. Dylan Baranski
Lelee Leanne Lyons 1/3 of SWV - Sisters With Voices Insane
LeLee Leanne Lyons 1/3 of SWV (Sisters With Voices) Bobo
Lemmy Ian Kilminster He was nicknamed Lemmy by one of the members of Hawkwind because he never had any money and was always asking other band members to "Lemmy a quid" (lend me a quid) Klif Fuller
Lemmy Ian Kilmister Lead singer for Motorhead. rockhead
Lemmy Ian Kilmister He used to ask everybody for money: from "Hey, lemme a fiver" came the nickname "Lemmy". Daniele
Lemon D Kevin King The man behind the Planet Earth label as well a number of 12-inches for Metalheadz, Prototype, V Recordings, and Epic, King's reputation as a strong, economical producer of dancefloor drum'n'bass has risen steadily since his work began appearing in the early '90s. - Thanks are due to allmusic.com  Bobo
Lemon Demon Neil Stephen Cicierega Also known as Trapezziod, Lemon Demon's success is mostly due to the Internet. Gas Pony
Len Leonard Moore Info from rapdict.org. Bobo
Len Barry Leonard Borisoff Long-time Philly pop phixture, heard on many hits by the Dovells ("Bristol Stomp", "Bristol Twistin' Annie") and on his own (the go-go classic "1-2-3").  jonaco
Lena Katina Elena Sergeevna Katina In order for t.A.T.u. to be popular in the U.S., she slightly changed her name. Mitchell O.
Lena Katina Elena Sergeevna Katina Elena "Americanized" her name for the group t.A.T.u. Richard Brown
Lene Lovich Marlene Premilovich   punk
Lene Marlin Lene Marlin Pedersen Norwegian singer/songwriter. One of the many singers who dropped their last name and uses their middle name as a last name instead. Nobody
Lenny Bruce Leonard Alfred Schneider  Father of modern comedy. Barred from UK although did work at Peter Cooks nightclub "The Establishment". Sang "All Alone" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TrQxeNEPLo Michael Chandler
Leo Fender Clarence Fender Invented the "Stratocaster" guitar. guitar
Leo Sayer Gerard Sayer Mid 70s to early 80s's pop singer/songwriter best known for his lively dance tunes and slow ballads. Top ten hits were "Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)", More Than I Can Say", and the number one's "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" and "When I Need You". Had several TV appearances. Evan L. Heller
Leon Redbone Dickran Gobalian Low-voiced guitarist and modern interpreter of pre-war blues and pop songs. Heard on TV a lot as the voice of "All" detergent commercials and the singer of the theme song for the old TV show Mr. Belvedere. Born in Cyprus; settled in Toronto, where his career got started. Had a feature article written about him in Rolling Stone a full year before he had an album out. Tom Tuerff
Ler LaLonde Larry LaLonde Actual full name is Lawrence. Yo Mom
Lerner & Lowe Alan J. Lerner/Frederick Loewe Team responsible for the musicals "My Fair Lady", Brigadoon", and "Camelot". Broadway
Les Brown Lester Raymond Brown Bandleader of Les Brown And His Band Of Renown. opm
Les McCann Leslie Coleman McCann  old
Les Paul Lester William Polfus Nicknamed the Wizard of Waukesha. guitar
Les Rythmes Digitales Stuart Price Also performed as Jacques Lu Cont Bobo
Les Rythmes Digitales Stuart Prics  Bobo
Lesley Gore Lesley Goldstein Her biggest hit was "It's My Party". oldsongs
Leslie West Leslie Weinstein Guitarist and founder of Mountain. oldtimer
Lett Loose Lloyd E. Taylor Info from rapdict.org. Bobo
Levi Stubbs Levi Stubbles Lead singer of The Four Tops. soul
Levon Helm Mark Levon Helm Drummer and vocalist for The Band. rockin
LexaunCulpt Alex Graham  Bobo
Liam Gallagher William Thomas Gallagher  Gizmo98
Liberace Wladziu Valentino Liberace  classic
Lightnin' Hopkins Sam Hopkins  blues
LIGHTS Valerie Poxleitner  Anonymous
lil billy billy martin (good charlote) lil billy is billys stage name for good charlotte amanda
Lil Fizz Druex Perrie Fredericks Lil Fizz is tha rapper of B2K.....His name is pronounced DREW. ishaneee
Lil Flip Bill Anderson Lil' Flip, who got his name because his freestyle based rap has an eclectic, able to instantly "flip the script" quality. ?/?/?
Lil Jon Jonathan Mortimer Smith I'm not sure why he has the Lil moniker in front of his name? Celeste
Lil Jon Jonathan Chapman Wow, wasn't that Johnny Appleseed's real name? M. Burmy
Lil Kim Kimberly Jones  yo
Lil Kim Kim Secraes She is funny, I had dinner with her. arkeller
Lil Nay  Nate Hampsmire this name came from all da gurls he got it on wit and they called him lil nay outapoket
Lil Romeo Percy Miller, Jr.  rapper
Lil Romeo Percy Romeo Miller jr. They call him lil Romeo because that is his middle name D.I.V.A
Lil Wayne Dwayne Carter youngest member of the Cashmoney millionaries born Sept 27, 1983 in Louisanna two albums Tha Block is Hot and sophomore album Lights Out currnetly has his own label starting and a little girl  Blackprincess04@aol.com
Lil' Bow Wow Shad Moss  rappa
Lil' Cease James Lloyd Jr.  Bobo
Lil' Dap James Heath Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lil' Fame Jamel Grinnage Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lil' Flip Wesley Weston  PayDay
Lil' Jon Johnathan Smith  Pimpmaster Chris
Lil' Jon Jonathon Smith Trillville & Lil' Scrappy CD cover Pimpmaster Chris
Lil' Keke Marcus Edwards  Bobo
Lil' Kim Kimberley Denise Jones Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lil' Thug Rashad Franklin Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lil' Wayne  D'Wayne Carter  rap city
Lil'billy Billy Martin  heather
Lillian Roth Lillian Rutstein   sing
Lillian Russell Helen Louise Leonard   opera
Limahl Christopher Hamill Former lead singer for Kagagoogoo and solo artist. newave
Linda Scott Linda Joy Sampson  barry disbrow
Linda Scott Linda Joy Sampson Early 60's pop vocalist whose first hit, "I've Told Every Little Star", was her biggest. Evan L. Heller
Linda Thompson Linda Übelherr Linda Thompson (a.k.a. Linda G. Thompson was one of the 3 female singers for German disco group Silver Convention.) Dylan Baranski
Linde Mikko Vijami Lindstrom This has been his nickname since pre-school, obviously from his surname 'Lindstrom' Alrina La Rey
Link Wray Frederick Lincoln Wray  Bobo
Link Wray Fred Lincoln Wray No, it's definitely not Frederick. I have seen his passport. Rumble in peace, Link! Eric
Link Wray Fred Lincoln Wray Whioch also means that his real name was not (as I have seen many times) Frederick Lincoln Wray. pete
Lint Tim Armstrong Tim was called Lint back in the Operation Ivy days. Em
Lionel B Richie Lionel Brockman Richie  Great Stigmata
Lionrock Justin Robertson Also a group featuring him under his original name, but later a solo project. Bobo
Lisa Lisa Lisa Velez Singer for Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam. jukebox
Little Anthony Anthony Gourdine Started Little Anthony and the Imperials in the 50s. oldtimer
Little Caesar David Caesar Johnson Recorded 'Those Oldies But Goodies" with his band The Romans. old
Little Daddy Shane  Clayton Hardy Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Little Eva Eva Narcissus Boyd She did the original version of "The Locomotion". oldsongs
Little Hands Of Concrete Elvis Costello On 'King of America' JohnWin
Little Indian Germaine Douglas Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Little Jimmy Dickens James Cecil Dickens Grand Ole Opry star and, as of late, Brad Paisley's sidekick in his videos. Martha Hankins
Little Jimmy King Manuel Gales  Jazz
Little Jimmy Urine James Euringer Frontman for Mindless Self Indulgence. Blind Opius
Little Jimmy Urine James Euringer He's the singer for New York punk band Mindless Self Indulgence. Rynn
Little Joe Ritchie Joe Pesci Before he became a fine actor, Joe Pesci tried his luck as a lounge singer. His most (in)famous work was a cover of The Beatles' tune "Got To Get You Into My Life". obscure
Little Johnny Fader Joe Ely This is a name that Texas artist Ely uses on album credits when he gets his paws on a mixing board in the studio. 2nz
Little Johnny Taylor Johnny Young Recorded "Part Time Love" in 1963. oldsongs
Little Junior Parker Herman Parker, Jr. He had six hits, 1957-64. Candy Welty
Little Louie Vega Luis Vega  Bobo
Little Mix Rhythmix Were forced to change their name as there was already a band of the name "Rhythmix" that already existed. Dongquan
Little Nell Nell Campbell Squeaky-voiced singer who was in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". movie
Little Nell Laura Campbell Her father, a journalist in New Zealand, called her Nell from some story Ben
Little Peggy March Margaret Battavio Had a hit "I Will Follow Him" at age 15. oldtimer
Little Richard Richard Wayne Penniman  Bobo
Little Steven Steve Van Zandt  rocker
Little Walter Marion Walter Jacobs  old blues
Little Willie John William Edgar John  blues
Liveit247 Rebecca Jean Smallbone Did not change her name after being born again. She uses "St James" as a stagename for marketability, taking James from the name of her grandfather. Legally her name is still Rebecca Smallbone. Jacob Kuntzman
LL Cool J James Todd Smith  LL Cool J was a name he gave himself, meaning "Ladies love cool James" = LL Cool J.. Jac
LL Cool J James Todd Smith  inthe80s.com
Lloyd Banks Chris Lloyd  Chris Webber
Lloyd Banks Christopher Lloyd  wcgold
LMNOP Stephen Fievet  Bobo
Lo Life Richard Nash Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lobo Roland Kent Lavoie Famous for "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo". Lobo is Spanish for wolf. oldperson
Locust Mark Van Hoen Electronica star of the last decade, also performed under his original name before changing names, for security purposes. Bobo
Loggins & Messina Kenny Loggins/Jim Messina One of these went on to a successful solo career. duo
Lois Lane Lois Wilkinson Former Member of The Caravelles (The Brit girl duo, not the USA garage band). Used this name after she left. Nice Bob
Lolita Lolitta Ditta Austrian born singer who recorded "Sailor". sherock
Lonnie Brooks Lee Baker Junior  old blues
Lonnie Donagan Terry Donagan  Janet Trent
Lonnie Love Alonzo Brown Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lonnie Mack Lonnie McIntosh  rock blues
Lord Abalski Kurtis Addison Of Flavor Unit. Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lord Black David Doutryer Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lord Finesse Robert Hall Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Lord Jamar Lorenzo Dechalus  Bobo
Lord Jammar Lorenzo Dechalus  Info from rapdict.org Bobo
lord jazz bruce colston  bruce colston
Lord Jazz Bruce Colston Info from rapdict.org. Of Lords of the Underground Bobo
Lord Kitchener Aldwyn Roberts He began his career in Trinidad and won his first Road March award for singing in 1946 and kept recording well into the 80s. Bobo
Lord of Brightness Erik Graumans Info from rapdict.org. Of Prophets of Truth Bobo
Lord T. Byron Frank Vloeberghs  Bobo
Lord Worm Dan Greening Vocalist for Canadian death metal band, Cryptopsy. Kyle
Lorde Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor She chose her stage name due to her fascination with royals and aristocracy. Brian Kelly
Lorenzo da Ponte Emanuele Conegliano Librettist of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. The name came from the bishop of his native Cedena, and he took it when he converted from Judaism to Catholicism. Alan the Ottoman
Loretta Lynn Loretta Webb Married Mooney Lynn, therefore Loretta Lynn is her married name. crazydon
Lorraine Ellison Marybelle Luraine Ellison She had the hits "I Dig You Baby" in 1965, "Stay With Me" in 1966, and "Heart Be Still" in 1967. Candy Welty
Lorrie Morgan Loretta Lynn Morgan Changed her name to avoid confusion with her idol Loretta Lynn. Country
Los Paranoias  John Lennon Used on the album Mind Games Noah McKelvie
Lou Bega David Loubega Noted for "Mambo No. 5". jazzy
Lou Bega David Loubega Information according to vh1.com. Reworked the song "Mambo No.5" Xury Defoe
Lou Christie Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco Recorded hits like "Lightning Striking Again" and "Rhapsody in the Rain". oldsongs
Lou Gramm Lou Grammatico Lead singer for Foreigner. oldsongs
Lou Reed Lewis Allen Reed (Firbank)  under
Louie Bellson Luigi Belassone  jazz
Louie Louie Louis Vegas Info from rapdict.org. Bobo
Louis Armstrong Daniel Louis Armstrong Also known as "Satchmo". jazz
Louis Rankin Leonard Ford Info from rapdict.org. Bobo
Loura Burra Maria da Graca Xuxa meneghel  Brazilian singer & kids show hostess also has foundation for children, uses this name to hide & travel. -Lee :Adams
Low MB Sammie Williams Of Operation From the Bustop. Info from rapdict.org. Bobo
LTJ Bukem Daniel Williamson Took his name from the famous Hawaii Five-O series ("Book 'em, Danno) Bobo
Lu Robert Edmunds Member of the punk band The Damned. punker
Luciano Jepther McClymont  Bobo
Lucie Bila Hana Zanakova She is the Czech top singer, very popular and charismatic. CZE
Lucie Silvas Lucie Silverman She was known as Lucie Silverman when doing backing vocals for Judie Tzuke on tour. She took the name Silvas for recording purposes. Pickle
Ludacris Christopher Bridges Ludacris is sexy as hell Ashlii
Ludacris Kevin Hassett he is from craik Sk canada Marc Foargus
Ludacris Christopher Bridges  supermanthony
Ludacris Christopher Bridges Uses the name "Ludacris" because he considers himself crazy and spontaneous. Ludacris
Ludacris Chris Bridges  Jessica
Ludacris Christopher Bridges  rap city
The Luddite Barry Manilow Guitar player for the band "The Luddites"  Pete Mastin
Luis Fonsi Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero "Fonsi" is a nickname derived from his middle name, Alfonso. Erin
Luka Bloom Barry Moore  Irish
Luke Luther Campbell Luke is a solo project for Campbell apart from his group's (2 Live Crew) releases.  Bobo
Luke Skywalker Luther Campbell Of 2 Live Crew Bobo
Lulu Mary Lawrie  Graham
Lulu Marie MacDonald McLaughlin Lawrie 60's pop icon. Known for the song "To Sir With Love". brit
Lulu Roman Louise Roman Of Hee Haw fame & also a gospel singer. the redhead
Luther Vandross Ronnie Vandross Luther Vandross was his father's name. redK
Lux Interior Erick Lee Purkhiser Lead singer for The Cramps. punk
LV Larry Sanders Of South Central Cartel. Info from rapdict.org. Bobo
Lydia Lunch Lydia Koch  punk
Lyn-Z Lindsey Ann Ballato Bassist for Mindless Self Indulgence. Travis
Lynda Laurence Lynda Tucker Lynda is the 6th member of the 8 ladies that were The Supremes. She is also the daughter of Ira Tucker, Sr of the Lengendary Dixie Hummingbirds. She is now singing with "The Former Ladies Of The Supremes" with Scherrie Payne, another Supreme! chinyeara
Lyrical Prophet Jimmy Conway Of The GoodFella's Outfit. Info from rapdict.org. Bobo
Lyrrad Darryl Davis Lyrrad is Darryl backwards. Info from rapdict.org. Bobo

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