Did you go through that phase in life where you grew tired of your name and toyed with the idea of changing your moniker or dropping part of it to make it, well, unique? You can now rest assured that you weren't alone, and had you gone through with the change, you'd be following in the footsteps of some of today's top artists.
Regardless of the reasons behind the name changes — some dropped their last names, some go by their middle name or nickname only, some dropped an accent or two, and others just made up a brand-new persona — these swaps are surprising to sift through. Keep reading to find 33 stars whose real names might shock you.
— Additional reporting by Alessandra Foresto.