Every celebrity decides if they want to be called by a stage name, and even if those are not their real names, poeple knows them by the name they chose. Their real identitites are behind and just a few people know their real names.
All celebrities are best known by their stage name, becoming part of their indetity and the way to recognize them quickly. Some of them changed their names to be more famous and other celebritties just did it because those were their nicknames when they were children, forgeting about their original name. These are the real names of our favorite stars who decided to have a new indentity, calling themselfes in a different as the original.
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian rapper, singer and songwriter. She gained recognition in public after she released the mixtapes Playtime Is Over, Sucka Free and Beam Me Up Scotty.
Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, at the first time whe she knew about changing her name, she didn't like the idea about being called as Minaj but she got convinced.
Madonna is well known as the queen of pop, she is famous since 1982 when she signed with Sire Records. Even if the time goes on, she has been one of the most important artists and successful of all the times.
Her real name is Louise Veronica Ciccone, it is impossible not listening to her songs, she has such a great talent. Her stage name was because of her mother who died when she was just 5 years old.
Eminem is an American rapper, producer and actor, who is also called as Slim Shady because of his alter ego. It seems that nobody can be compared to him.
His real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, but he decided to change it for a shorter one, Eminem and it is because the first letters of Marshall Mathers.
Demi Lovato is an American actress, singer and songwritter who started her career since she was a little girl and now is a very famous singer.
Demetria Devonne Lovato Heart is the full name of this pop singer who decided to hace a shorter name to be more famous. Demi was her nickname.
Katy Perry is an American singer and song writer. She pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager and she signed with Red Hill Records.
She released her debut album under her birth name, Katy Hudson but was unsuccessful. She had to adopt her mother's last name to avoid being confused with actress Kate Hudson.
Kit Harington is an English actor and producer. Since 2011, Harington has risen to prominence playing the role of Jon Snow in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.
He was 11 years old when he noticed his real name was Christopher Catesby Harington.
Natalie Portman is an actress and film producer. She has won many awards because of her different roles in different films.
Her real name is Neta-Lee Hershlag, Portman is her grandmother's maiden name.
Alicia Keys, is an American singer, pianist, producer and actress. She released her debut album in 2001 with J Records.
Her name is Alicia Augello Cook but she prefers to be called professionally as Alicia Keys.
Emma Stone is an American actress who has won many awards and also is considered one of the best actress of her generation.
Her name is Emily Jean Stone, her first stage name was Riley but when someone said the name she didn't pay attention and at the end Emma was closer to Emily.
Ludacris is an American rapper and actor. He is the founder of Disturbing tha peace.
His real name is Christopher Brian Bridges. Ludacris explained why how did he choose his stage name, "My first name is Chris and if you look in the dictionary under the term ludicrous then it means 'crazy, wild, ridiculous'.