Music Stars Real Names

A

A$AP Rocky - Rakim Mayers
Aaliyah - Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Johnny Ace - John Alexander Jr.
Adele - Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
Clay Aiken - Clayton Holmes Grissom
Akon - Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
Lily Allen - Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper
Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band) - Gregory Lenoir Allman
Tori Amos - Myra Ellen Amos
apl.de.ap (The Black Eyed Peas) - Allan Pineda Lindo
Fiona Apple - Fiona Apple Maggart
Trey Anastasio (Phish) - Ernest Joseph Anastasio III
André 3000 (Outkast) - André Lauren Benjamin
Adam Ant - Stuart Leslie Goddard
Little Anthony - Anthony Gourdine
Marc Anthony - Marco Antonio Muniz
Ashanti - Ashanti Shaquoya "Shani Bani" Douglas
Frankie Avalon - Francis Thomas Avallone
Avicii - Tim Bergling


B

Babyface - Kenneth Brian Edmonds
Erykah Badu - Erica Wright
Joan Baez - Joan Chandos Baez
Ginger Baker - Peter Edward Baker
LaVern Baker - Delores Williams
Hank Ballard (Hank Ballard and the Midnighters) - John Henry Kendricks
Afrika Bambaataa - Kevin Donovan
Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd) - Roger Keith Barrett
Len Barry - Leonard Borrisoff
Ol' Dirty Bastard (rap artist) - Russell Tyrone Jones
Beck - Bek David Campbell
Jeff Beck - Geoffery Arnold Beck
Captain Beefheart - Don Van Vliet
Harry Belafonte - Harold George Belafonte
Pat Benatar - Patricia Andrejewski
Tony Bennett - Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Brook Benton - Benjamin Franklin Pierre
Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band) - Forrest Richard Betts
Beyonce - Beyonce Giselle Knowles
Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) - Eric Reed Boucher
Bo Bice - Harold Elwin Bice, III
Big Bad Brad (Linkin Park) - Bradford Phillip Delson
Big Boi (Outkast) - Antwan André Patton
Big Daddy Kane - Antonio Hardy
Big Moe - Kenneth Doniell Moore
Big Sean - Sean Michael Leonard Anderson
Birdy - Jasmine Lucilla Elizabeth Jennifer van den Bogaerde
Bjork - Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Marc Bolan (T-Rex) - Marc Feld
Michael Bolton - Michael Bolotin
Bizzy Bone - Bryon McCane
The Big Bopper - Jiles Perry Richardson
Gary U.S. Bonds - Gary Anderson
Jon Bon Jovi - John Francis Bongiovi Jr.
Bono (U2) - Paul David Hewson
Sonny Bono - Salvatore Philip Bono
Pat Boone - Charles Eugene Boone
Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) - Wesley Scott Borland
David Bowie - David Robert Hayward Stenton Jones
Michelle Branch - Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch-Landau
Bobby Brown - Robert Barisford Brown
Chris Brown - Christopher Maurice Brown
Jackson Browne - Clyde Jackson Browne
David Bryan (Bon Jovi) - David Bryan Rashbaum
Buckethead - Brian Carroll
Chris de Burgh - Christopher John de Burgh Davison


C

Vitamin C - Colleen Fitzpatrick
J. J. Cale - John W. Cale
Randy California (Spirit) - Randy Craig Wolfe
Freddy Cannon - Frederick Anthony Picariello
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) - Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr
Irene Cara - Irene Escalera
Alessia Cara - Alessia Caracciolo
Tony Carey - Anthony Lawrence Carey
Eric Carr (KISS) - Paul Charles Caravello
Cat Power - Charlyn Marie Marshall
50 Cent - Curtis Jackson
Chance the Rapper - Chancelor Johnathan Bennett
Gene Chandler - Eugene Dixon
Ray Charles - Ray Charles Robinson
Chubby Checker - Ernest Evans
Cher - Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere
Lou Christie - Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco
Charlotte Church - Charlotte Maria Reed
Eric Clapton - Eric Patrick Clapton
Gene Clark (Byrds) - Harold Eugene Clark
Kelly Clarkson - Kelly Brianne Clarkson
Les Claypool (Primus) - Leslie Edward Claypool
Patsy Cline - Virginia Patterson Hensley
Clown (Slipknot) - Michael Shawn Crahan
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) - Kurt Donald Cobain
Joe Cocker - John Robert Cocker
Nat King Cole - Nathaniel Adams Coles
Judy Collins - Judith Marjorie Collins
Common - Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.
Perry Como - Pierino Ronald Como
Ry Cooder - Ryland Peter Cooder
Sam Cooke - Sam Cook
Coolio - Artis Ivey Jr.
Al Kooper (Blood Sweat & Tears) - Alan Peter Kuperschmidt
Alice Cooper - Vincent Damon Furnier
Dave "Baby" Cortez - David Clowney
Elvis Costello - Declan Patrick McManus
John Cougar - John Mellencamp
Lobo Courtney - Kent Lavoie
Peter Criss (Kiss) - George Peter John Criscuola
David Crosby - David Van Cortland Crosby
Ice Cube - Oshea Jackson
Kid Cudi - Scott Mescudi


D

Willie D (rapper) - William James Dennis
Dick Dale - Richard Monsour
Bobby Dall (Poison) - Robert Harry Kuykendall
Roger Daltrey (The Who) - Roger Harry Daltrey
Jim Dandy (Black Oak Arkansas) - James Mangrum
Danger Mouse - Brian Joseph Burton
Bobby Darin - Walden Waldo Robert Cassotto
Dimebag Darrell - Darrell Abbott
Mac Davis - Morris Davis
Taylor Dayne - Leslie Wonderman
Kim Deal (Pixies) - Kimberly Ann Deal
Jimmy Dean - Jimmy Dean
John Decon (Queen) - John Richard Deacon
Joey Dee - Joseph DiNicola
Kiki Dee - Pauline Mathews
Mos Def - Dante Terrell Smith
John Denver - John Henry Deutschendorf
Rick Derringer - Richard Zehringer
Jason Derulo - Jason Joel Desrouleaux
Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) - Donald Roeser
King Diamond (Mercyful Fate) - Kim Bendix Petersen
Neil Diamond - Neil Leslie Diamond
Little Jimmy Dickens - James Cecil Dickens
Bo Diddley - Ellas Otha Bates (name upon adoption: Ellas McDaniel)
Dido - Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
Diplo - Thomas Wesley Pentz
DMX - Earl Simmons
Snoop Dogg - Cordazer Calvin Broadus Jr.
Thomas Dolby - Thomas Morgan Robertson
Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees) - George Michael Braddock
Fats Domino - Antoine Domino
Donovan - Donovan Phillip Leitch
Drake - Aubrey Drake Graham
Dr. Dre - Andre Young
Bob Dylan - Robert Alan Zimmerman


E

Easy E - Eric Wright
Sheila E. - Sheila Escovedo
Sheena Easton - Sheena Shirley Orr
The Edge (U2) - David Howell Evans
Missy Elliot - Melissa Elliott
Eminem - Marshal Bruce Mathers III
Enya - Eithne Ni Braona
David Essex - David Albert Cook
Gloria Estefan - Gloria Maria Fajardo
Little Eva - Eva Narcissus Boyd
Eve - Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper
Don Everly - Isaac Donald Everly


F

Fabian - Fabiona Forte Bonaparte
Falco - Johann Hölzel
Tal Farlow - Talmage Holt Farlow
Freddie Fender - Baldemar G. Huerta
Feist - Leslie Feist
Fergie (The Black Eyed Peas) - Stacy Ann Ferguson
Lupe Fiasco - Wasalu Muhammad Jaco
Fieldy (Korn) - Reginald Arvizu
Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth) - Daniel Lloyd Davey
Grandmaster Flash (DJ, rapper) - Joseph Saddler
Flavor Flav / Flava Flav (Public Enemy) - William Jonathan Drayton Jr.
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - Michael Peter Balzary
Four Tet - Kieran Hebden
Black Francis (Pixies) - Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV
Connie Francis - Concetta Maria Franconero
Sage Francis / Xaul Zan - Paul Francis
Ace Frehley (KISS) - Paul Daniel Frehley
Nelly Furtado - Nelly Kim Furtado
Future - Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn


G

Kenny G - Kenneth Gorelick
Lady Gaga - Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Crystal Gayle - Brenda Gail Webb
Bobbie Gentry - Roberta Streeter
J. Geils - Jerome Geils
Ginuwine - Elgin Lumpkin
Boy George - George Alan O'Dowd
Gary Glitter - Paul Gadd
Lesley Gore - Lesley Sue Goldstein
Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) - Stone Carpenter Gossard
Gotye - Wouter De Backer
Ellie Goulding - Elena Jane Goulding
Dobie Gray - Leonard Victor Ainsworth
Macy Gray - Natalie Renee McIntyre
Cee Lo Green - Thomas DeCarlo Callaway
Grimes - Claire Elise Boucher


H

MC Hammer - Stanley Kirk Burrel
Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) - Robert Lee Hatfield
Dale Hawkins - Delmar Allen Hawkins
Head (Korn) - Brian Welch
Jimi Hendrix - (born: Johnny Allen Hendrix) (renamed: James Marshall Hendrix)
Herb (Peaches & Herb) - Haer Feemster
Faith Hill - Audrey Faith Perry
Billie Holliday - Eleanora Fagan Gough
Buddy Holly - Charles Hardin Holley
Engelbert Humperdinck - Arnold George Dorsey


I

Janis Ian - Janis Eddy Fink
Vanilla Ice - Robert Van Winkle
Iggy Azalea - Amethyst Amelia Kelly
Julio Iglesias - Julio Iglesias de la Cueva
Billy Idol - William Michael Albert Broad
India.Aire - India Aire Simpson
Indio - Gordon Peterson
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) - Anthony Frank Iommi


J

Wolfman Jack - Robert Weston Smith
Tito Jackson - Toriano Adaryll Jackson
Mick Jagger - Michael Phillip Jagger
Jamelia - Jamelia Niela Davis
Rick James - James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.
Jazz (Dru Hill) - Larry Anthony JR.
D.J. Jazzy Jeff - Jeffrey A. Townes
Joan Jett - Joan Marie Larkin
Jewel - Jewel Kilcher
Billy Joel - William Joseph Martin Joel
JoJo - Joanna Noëlle Levesque
Grace Jones - Beverly Grace Jones
Tom Jones - Thomas Jones Woodward
Elton John - Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Wynonna Judd - Christina Claire Ciminella
Juvenile - Terius Grey


K

K.C. (of The Sunshine Band) - Harry Wayne Casey
Kaskade - Ryan Raddon
R Kelly - Robert Kelly
The Great Kat - Katherine Thomas
Alicia Keys - Alicia Augello Cook
Chaka Khan - Carole Yvette Marie Stevens
Kid Ink - Brian Todd Collins
Andy Kim - Andrew Youakim
Lil Kim - Kimberly Jones
B.B. King - Riley B. King
Elle King - Tanner Elle Schneider
Uncle Kracker - Matthew Shafer
Talib Kweli - Talib Kweli Greene


L

LL Cool J - James Todd Smith
Patti LaBelle - Patricia Louise Holt
Kendrick Lamar - Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
k.d. lang - Kathryn Dawn Lang
Mario Lanza - Alfredo Arnold Cocozza
Queen Latifah - Dana Owens
Cyndi Lauper - Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Avril Lavigne - Avril Ramona Lavigne
Brenda Lee - Brenda Mae Tarpley
Geddy Lee (Rush) - Gary Lee Weinrib
Peggy Lee - Norma Deloris Egstrom
Julian Lennon - John Charles Julian Lennon
Blake Lewis - Blake Colin Lewi
Huey Lewis - Hugh Anthony Cregg
Liberace - Wladziu Lee Valentino
Alex Lifeson (Rush) - Alexander Zivojinovich
Lil Bow Wow - Shad Anthony Moss
Lil Wayne - Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Limahl (Kajagoogoo) - Christopher Hamill
Lisa Lisa (Cult Jam) - Lisa Velez
Professor Longhair - Henry Roeland Byrd
Lorde - Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor
Demi Lovato - Demetria Devonne Lovato
Courtney Love (Hole) - Courtney Michelle Harrison
Ludacris - Christopher Brian Bridges
Lulu - Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie
Lydia Lunch - Lydia Koch


M

M.I.A. - Mathangi Arulpragasam
Macklemore - Ben Haggerty
Mama Cass Elliot - Ellen Naomi Cohen
Spanky MacFarlane - Elaine MacFarlane
Lonnie Mack - Lonnie McIntosh
Madonna - Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Taj Mahal - Henry St.Clair Fredricks
Barry Manilow - Barry Alan Pincus
Yngwie Malmsteen - Lars Johann Yngwie Lannerback
Manfred Mann - Manfred Lubowitz
Marilyn Manson - Brian Hugh Warner
Little Peggy March - Margaret Battavio
Mick Mars (Motley Crue) - Robert Alan Deal
Dean Martin - Dino Paul Crocetti
Ricky Martin - Enrique Jose Martin Morales
Brian May (Queen) - Brian Harold May
Martina McBride - Martina Mariea Schiff (birth name)
Paul McCartney - James Paul McCartney
Roger McGuinn (Byrds) - James Joseph McGuinn III
Scott McKenzie - Philip Blondheim
Christine McVie - Christine Anne Perfect
Meat Loaf - Marvin Lee Aday
Bill Medley (The Righteous Brothers) - William Thomas Medley
Melanie - Melanie Anne Safka
Freddie Mercury - Farrokh Bulsara
George Micheal - Yorgos Panayiotou
Mitch Miller - Mitchell William
Joni Mitchell - Roberta Joan Anderson
Moby - Richard Melville Hall
Pharoahe Monch - Troy Donald Jamerson
Hannah Montana - Destiny Hope "Miley" Cyrus
Jim Morrison (The Doors) - James Douglas Morrison
Van Morrison - George Ivan Morrison
Morrissey - Steven Patrick Morrissey
Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) - Brian Joseph Burton
Munky (Korn) - James Shaffer
Anne Murray - Morna Anne Murray
Mya - Mya Harrison
Mystikal - Micheal Tyler


N

Nas / Nasty Nas - Nasir Jones
Ne-yo - Shaffer Chimere Smith
Rick Nelson - Eric Hilliard Nelson
Nelly - Carnell Haynes, Jr.
Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) - Vince Neil Wharton
Nena - Gabriele Susanne Kerner
Randy Newman - Randall Stuart Newman
Newton - Billy Myers
Juice Newton - Judy Kay Newton
Stevie Nicks - Stephanie Lynn Nicks
Nico - Christa Paffgen
Nilsson - Harry Edward Nilsson III
Nokio (Dru Hill) - Tamir Ruffin
Nonchalant - Tanya Pointer
Noodles (Offspring) - Kevin Wasserman
Notorious B.I.G. - Christopher Wallace
Gary Numan - Gary Anthony James Webb
Laura Nyro - Laura Nigro


O

Ric Ocasek - Richard Otcasek
Billy Ocean - Leslie Sebastian Charles
Oliver - William Oliver Swofford
Roy Orbison - Roy Kelton Orbison
Tony Orlando - Michael Anthony Orlando Cassivitis
Benjamin Orr - Benjamin Orzechowski
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Raymond Edward O'Sullivan
Johnny Otis - John Veliotes
Ozzy Osbourne - John Michael Osbourne


P

Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) - James Patrick Page
Patti Page - Clara Ann Fowler
Robert Palmer - Alan Robert Palmer
Panda Bear - Noah Benjamin Lennox
Gram Parsons (Byrds,Flying Burrito Brothers) - Cecil Ingram Connor, III
Passenger - Michael David Rosenberg
Paul and Paula - Ray Hildebrand and Jill Jackson
Les Paul - Lester Polfus
Johnny Paycheck - Don Lytle
Mike Penda (The Searchers) - Michael Prendergast
CeCe Peniston - Cecelia Peniston
Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa) - Sandra Denton
Katy Perry - Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Phosphorescent - Matthew Houck
Pink - Alecia Moore
Iggy Pop - James Newell Osterberg, Jr.
Cozy Powell - Colin Flooks
Cat Power - Charlyn Marie Marshall
Daniel Powter - Daniel Robert Powter
Maxi Priest - Max Elliot
P. J. Proby - James Marcus Smith
Prince - Prince Rogers Nelson
Psy - Park Jae-sang
Puff Daddy / P. Diddy / Diddy - Sean John Combs


Q

Stacy Q. - Stacy Swain
Question Mark (?) (? & The Mysterians) - Rudy Martinez


R

C.J. Ramone - Chris Ward
Dee Dee Ramone (Ramones) - Douglas Colvin
Joey Ramone (Ramones) - Jeffery Hyman
Johnny Ramone (Ramones) - John Cummings
Marky Ramone - Mark Bell
Richie Ramone - Richie Reinhart
Tommy Ramone - Tom Erdelyi
Boots Randolph - Homer Louis Randolph
Dizzee Rascal - Dylan Mills
Chris Rea - Christopher Anton Rea
Jerry Reed - Jerry Hubbard
Lou Reed - Louis Firbank
Paul Revere - Paul Revere
Rihanna - Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) - Nicholas James Bates
Busta Rhymes - Trevor Tahiem Smith
Buddy Rich - Bernard Rich
Little Richard - Richard Wayne Penniman
Cliff Richard - Harry Rodger Webb
Lionel Richie - Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr.
Flo Rida (Rapper) - Tramar Dillard
Johnny Rivers - John Henry Ramistella
Smokey Robinson (The Miracles) - William Robinson
Rockwell - Kennedy Gordy
Henry Rollins - Henry Garfield
Diana Ross (The Supremes) - Diane Ernestine Ross
Axl Rose (Guns & Roses) - (born: William Bruce Rose Jr.) (renamed: William Bailey)
Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) - John Joseph Lydon
Kelly Rowland - Kelendria Trene Rowland
Ja Rule - Jeffery Atkins
Leon Russell - Claude Russell Bridges
Bobby Rydell - Louis Ridarelli
Mitch Ryder - William Levise Jr.


S

Sade - Helen Folasade Adu
Sam the Sham - Domingo Samudio
Leo Sayer - Gerald Hugh Sayer
Boz Scaggs - William Royce Scaggs
ScHoolboy Q - Quincy Matthew Hanley
Bon Scott (AC/DC) - Ronald Belford Scott
Seal - Henry Olusegun Olumide Samuel
Selena - Selena Quintanilla-Perez
Shaggy - Orville Richard Burrell
Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir) - Stian Thoresen
Shakira - Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Del Shannon - Charles Weedon Westover
Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden) - Hunter Benedict Shepherd
Gene Simmons (KISS) - Chaim Klein Witz
Sir Mix-a-Lot - Anthony Ray
Sisqo (Dru Hill) - Mark Andrews
Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) - Franklin Carlton Serafino Feranna
Skepta - Joseph Junior Adenuga
Skrillex - Sonny John Moore
Slash (Guns & Roses) - Saul Hudson
Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) - Grace Barnett Wing
Fatboy Slim - Quentin Cook (aka Norman Cook)
Guitar Slim - Eddie Jones
Patti Smith - Patricia Lee Smith
Phoebe Snow - Phoebe Laub
Soulja Boy - DeAndre Cortez Way
Joe South - Joseph Alfred Souter
Jordin Sparks - Jordin Brianna Sparks
Britney Spears - Britney Jean Spears
Ronnie Spector - Veronica Bennett
Baby Spice (Spice Girls) - Emma Lee Bunton
Ginger Spice (Spice Girls) - Geraldine Estelle Halliwell
Posh Spice (Spice Girls) - Victoria Caroline Adams [Beckham]
Scary Spice (Spice Girls) - Melanie Janine Brown
Sporty Spice (Spice Girls) - Melanie Jayne Chisholm
Dusty Springfield - Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien
Paul Stanley (KISS) - Stanley Harvey Eisen
Edwin Starr - Charles Hatcher
Ringo Starr - Richard Starkey
St. Vincent - Annie Erin Clark
Cat Stevens - Steven Demetre Georgiou (1979 - Yusuf Islam)
Ray Stevens - Harold Ray Ragsdale
Rod Stewart - Roderick David Stewart
Stephen Stills - Stephen Arthur Stills
Sting - Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) - John Michael Stipe
Angie Stone (The Sequence) - Angela Laverne Brown
Joss Stone - Joscelyn Eve Stocker
Sly Stone - Sylvester Stewart
Joe Strummer (The Clash) - John Graham Mellor
Levi Stubbs - Levi Stubbles
Donna Summer - LaDonna Adrian Gaines
Sun Ra - Herman Poole Blount
Swizz Beatz - Kasseem Dean


T

T.I.) - Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.
T-Pain (aka: Teddy Pain) - Faheem Najm
Booker T - Booker T. Jones
Ice T - Tracy Marrow
Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas) - Jaime Luis Gomez
Taco - Taco Ockerse
Roger Taylor (Queen) - Roger Meddows-Taylor
Tinie Tempah - Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu
Tammi Terrell - Thomasina Montgomery
Joe Tex - Joseph Arrington Jr.
B.J. Thomas - Billy Joe Thomas
Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) - Robert Kelly Thomas
Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls) - John Anthony Genzale, Jr
Tiffany - Tiffany Darwish
Tiny Tim - Herbert Buckingham Khaury
Justin Timberlake - Justin Randall Timberlake
Timbaland - Timothy Z. Mosley
Peter Tork (Monkees) - Peter Halston Thorkelson
Peter Tosh - Winston Hubert Macintosh
Pete Townshend (The Who) - Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
Randy Travis - Randy Bruce Traywick
Tina Turner - Annie Mae Bullock
Tommy Tutone - Tommy Heath
Shania Twain - Eileen Regina Edwards
Twista / Tung Twista - Carl Terrell Mitchell
Conway Twitty - Harold Lloyd Jenkins
Tyga - Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson
Bonnie Tyler - Gaynor Hopkins
Steven Tyler - Steven Victor Tallarico


U

Carrie Underwood - Carrie Marie Underwood
U-Roy - Ewart Beckford
Midge Ure - James Ure
Usher - Usher Raymond


V

Steve Vai - Steven Siro Vai
Ritchie Valens - Richard Steven Valenzuela
Frankie Valli - Frank Castelluccio
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) - Edward Louis Severson III
Bobby Vee - Robert Velline
Billy Vera - Billy McCord Jr.
Tom Verlaine (Television) - Thomas Miller
Sid Vicious - John Simon Ritchie
Gene Vincent - Vincent Craddock
St. Vincent - Anne Erin Clark
Vinnie Vincent (KISS) - Vincent Cusano
Bobby Vinton - Stanley Robert Vintula, Jr.


W

Jerry Jeff Walker - Paul Crosby
Junior Walker - Autry DeWalt Walker Jr.
T-Bone Walker - Aaron Thibeaux Walker
M. Ward - Matthew Stephen Ward
Dionne Warwick - Marie Dionne Warwick
Muddy Waters - McKinley Morganfield
Roger Waters - George Waters
Fee Waybill (Tubes) - John Waldo
The Weeknd - Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye
Bob Weir (Greatful Dead) - Robert Hall
Junior Wells (blues artist) - Amos Blakemore
Kanye West - Kanye Omari West
Leslie West (Mountain) - Leslie Westein
Jack White (White Stripes) - John Anthony Gillis
Kim Wilde - Kim Smith
Will.i.am (The Black Eyed Peas) - William James Adams Jr.
Hank Williams - Hiram Williams
Paul Williams - Billy Paul
Johnny Winter - John Dawson Winter
Steve Winwood - Stephen Lawrence Winwood
Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers) - Nicholas Allen Jones
Howlin' Wolf - Chester Arthur Burnett
Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band) - Peter Blankfield
Stevie Wonder - (born: Steveland Hardaway Judkins) (renamed: Steveland Hardaway Morris)
Hawksley Workman - Ryan Corrigan
Link Wray - Fred Lincoln Wray Jr.
Betty Wright - Bessie Regina Norris
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) - Jeffery Phillip Wiedlandt
Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) - William Perks
Tammy Wynette - Virginia Wynette Pugh


X

Xzibit (rapper) - Alvin Nathaniel Joiner IV


Y

Weird Al Yankovic - Alfred Matthew Yankovic
Yanni (New-Age musician) - Yiannis Chrysomallis
Yazz - Yasmin Evans
Yellowman - Winston Foster
Jesse Colin Young (Youngbloods) - Perry Miller
Neil Young - Neil Percival Young
Timi Yuro - Rosemarie Timotea Aurro
Yukmouth (Luniz) - Jarold Ellis, Jr.


Z

Robin Zander - Robin Wayne Zander
Frank Zappa - Frank Vincent Zappa
Dweezil Zappa - Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa (birth name)
Zedd - Anton Zaslavski
Zendaya - Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
Warren Zevon - Warren William Zevon
Rob Zombie - Robert Cummings
Buckwheat Zydeco - Stanley Dural, Jr.
ZZ Ward - Zsuzsanna Eva Ward
Zim Zum (Life, Sex & Death, Marilyn Manson) - Timothy Michael Linton

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Last Updated: 2017-05-21
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