Photos: One-Word Stage Names in Music

Björk
Björk
Real Name: Björk Guðmundsdóttir
Bono
Bono
Real Name: Paul David Hewson
Cher
Cher
Real Name: Cherilyn Sarkisian
Coolio
Coolio
Real Name: Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.
Beck
Beck
Real Name: Bek David Campbell
Ashanti
Ashanti
Real Name: Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas
Fergie
Fergie
Real Name: Stacy Ann Ferguson
Eminem
Eminem
Real Name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Eve
Eve
Real Name: Eve Jihan Jeffers
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Jewel
Jewel
Real Name: Jewel Kilcher
Ludacris
Ludacris
Real Name: Christopher Brian Bridges
Nas
Nas
Real Name: Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
Flea
Flea
Real Name: Michael Peter Balzary
Nelly
Nelly
Real Name: Cornell Haynes, Jr.
Madonna
Madonna
Real Name: Madonna Louise Ciccone
Pink
Pink
Real Name: Alecia Beth Moore
Moby
Moby
Real Name: Richard Melville Hall
M.I.A.
M.I.A.
Real Name: Mathangi Arulpragasam
Rihanna
Rihanna
Real Name: Robin Hannah Louise Kenny
Sisqó
Sisqó
Real Name: Mark Althavean Andrews
Sting
Sting
Real Name: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Timbaland
Timbaland
Real Name: Timothy Zachery Mosley
Tiffany
Tiffany
Real Name: Tiffany Renee Darwish
Usher
Usher
Real Name: Usher Terrence Raymond IV
will.i.am
will.i.am
Real Name: William James Adams, Jr.
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Shakira
Shakira
Real Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
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