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9 celebrities who changed their names during their careers

INSIDER Logo By Allie Lembo of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 10: 
  
    The majority of singers who
    have changed their stage names in a big publicity stunt end up
    changing them back.
  
  In one of the well-known pop star
  moves in history, Prince became The Artist Formerly Known as
  Prince.
  
  Christina Aguilera was known as
  Xtina when she tried to create an edgier persona.
  

  The number of celebrities who
  have changed their real names is really, really long. Some change
  their names for good - 
  Lady Gaga wasn't born Lady Gaga and Emma Stone's real name is
  Emily. But some change them for publicity or a new image, and
  then change them back.

  All of these celebrities changed
  their stage names when they already had established name during
  their career - and then changed them back.

  • The majority of singers who have changed their stage names in a big publicity stunt end up changing them back.
  • In one of the well-known pop star moves in history, Prince became The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
  • Christina Aguilera was known as Xtina when she tried to create an edgier persona.

The number of celebrities who have changed their real names is really, really long. Some change their names for good - Lady Gaga wasn't born Lady Gaga and Emma Stone's real name is Emily. But some change them for publicity or a new image, and then change them back.

All of these celebrities changed their stage names when they already had established name during their career - and then changed them back.

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