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Stage name: Eminem Birth name: Marshall Bruce Mathers (Credit: Getty Images)

Stage name: Eminem
Birth name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III

Born this way: Celebrities' real names

We know the truth behind those stage names.

The birth name of rapper 2 Chainz is
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The birth name of rapper 2 Chainz is Tauheed Epps.

Stage name: Ashton Kutcher Birth name: Chris Ashton
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Stage name: Ashton Kutcher
Birth name: Chris Ashton Kutcher
(The "Jobs" actor revealed his real first name while accepting the Ultimate Choice award at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. "I feel like a fraud," he joked, before adding that he only started going by "Ashton" when he became an actor at age 19.)

Stage name: Lil Wayne Birth name: Dwayne Michael
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Stage name: Lil Wayne
Birth name: Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.

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Stage name: Nelly Birth name: Cornell Iral Haynes
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Stage name: Nelly
Birth name: Cornell Iral Haynes

Stage name: Ralph Lauren Birth name: Ralph Lipschitz
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Stage name: Ralph Lauren
Birth name: Ralph Lipschitz

Stage name: Tina Turner Birth name: Anna Mae
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Stage name: Tina Turner
Birth name: Anna Mae Bullock

Stage name: Alice Cooper Birth name: Vincent Damon
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Stage name: Alice Cooper
Birth name: Vincent Damon Furnier

Stage name: Mel Gibson Birth name: Mel Columcille
(Credit: AP, 2011)

Stage name: Mel Gibson
Birth name: Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson

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Stage name: Eminem Birth name: Marshall Bruce Mathers
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Stage name: Eminem
Birth name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III

Stage name: Marilyn Monroe Birth name: Norma Jeane
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Stage name: Marilyn Monroe
Birth name: Norma Jeane Mortenson

Stage name: Ke$ha Birth name: Kesha Rose Sebert
(Credit: AP, 2010)

Stage name: Ke$ha
Birth name: Kesha Rose Sebert

Stage name: Jay-Z Birth name: Shawn Corey Carter
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Stage name: Jay-Z
Birth name: Shawn Corey Carter

Singer
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Singer "T-Boz" of TLC's real name is Tionne Watkins.

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Stage name: Carmen Electra Birth name: Tara Patrick
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Stage name: Carmen Electra
Birth name: Tara Patrick

Stage name: Notorious B.I.G. Birth name: Christopher Wallace
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Stage name: Notorious B.I.G.
Birth name: Christopher Wallace

Stage name: Kid Rock Birth name: Robert James
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Stage name: Kid Rock
Birth name: Robert James Ritchie

Stage name: Cee Lo Green Birth name: Thomas
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Stage name: Cee Lo Green
Birth name: Thomas DeCarlo Callaway

Stage name: Katy Perry Birth name: Katheryn Elizabeth
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Stage name: Katy Perry
Birth name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson

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Stage name: Pink Birth name: Alecia Beth Moore
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Stage name: Pink
Birth name: Alecia Beth Moore

Stage name: Drake Birth name: Aubrey Drake Graham
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Stage name: Drake
Birth name: Aubrey Drake Graham

Stage name: Chuck Norris Birth name: Carlos Ray
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Stage name: Chuck Norris
Birth name: Carlos Ray Norris

Stage name: Madonna Birth name: Madonna Louise Veronica
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Stage name: Madonna
Birth name: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone

Stage name: Criss Angel Birth name: Christopher Sarantakos
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Stage name: Criss Angel
Birth name: Christopher Sarantakos

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Stage name: Jon Bon Jovi Birth name: John
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Stage name: Jon Bon Jovi
Birth name: John Francis Bongiovi Jr.

Stage name: Fergie Birth name: Stacy Ferguson
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Stage name: Fergie
Birth name: Stacy Ferguson

Stage Name: Rihanna Birth Name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
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Stage Name: Rihanna
Birth Name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Stage name: Queen Latifah Birth name: Dana Elaine
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Stage name: Queen Latifah
Birth name: Dana Elaine Owens

Stage name: Nicki Minaj Birth name: Onika Tanya
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Stage name: Nicki Minaj
Birth name: Onika Tanya Maraj

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Stage name: Ice Cube Birth name: O'Shea Jackson
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Stage name: Ice Cube
Birth name: O'Shea Jackson

Stage name: Hulk Hogan Birth name: Terry Gene
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Stage name: Hulk Hogan
Birth name: Terry Gene Bollea

Stage name: Christopher Walken Birth name: Ronald Walken
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Stage name: Christopher Walken
Birth name: Ronald Walken

Stage name: Cher Birth name: Cherilyn Sarkisian
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Stage name: Cher
Birth name: Cherilyn Sarkisian

Stage name: Chaka Khan Birth name: Yvette Stevens
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Stage name: Chaka Khan
Birth name: Yvette Stevens

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Stage name: Carrot Top Birth name: Scott Thompson
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Stage name: Carrot Top
Birth name: Scott Thompson

Stage name: Alicia Keys Birth name: Alicia Augello
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Stage name: Alicia Keys
Birth name: Alicia Augello Cook

Stage name: Bill Cosby Birth name: William Henry
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Stage name: Bill Cosby
Birth name: William Henry Cosby Jr.

Stage name: Wynonna Judd Birth name: Christina Ciminella
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Stage name: Wynonna Judd
Birth name: Christina Ciminella

Stage name: Woody Allen Birth name: Allen Konigsberg
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Stage name: Woody Allen
Birth name: Allen Konigsberg

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Stage name: Whoopi Goldberg Birth name: Caryn Johnson
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Stage name: Whoopi Goldberg
Birth name: Caryn Johnson

Stage name: The Rock Birth name: Dwayne Johnson
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Stage name: The Rock
Birth name: Dwayne Johnson

Stage name: Ozzy Osbourne Birth name: John Michael
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Stage name: Ozzy Osbourne
Birth name: John Michael Osbourne

Stage name: Mr. T Birth name: Lawrence Tero
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Stage name: Mr. T
Birth name: Lawrence Tero

Stage name: Miley Cyrus Birth name: Destiny Hope
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Stage name: Miley Cyrus
Birth name: Destiny Hope Cyrus

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Stage name: Marilyn Manson Birth name: Brian Warner
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Stage name: Marilyn Manson
Birth name: Brian Warner

Stage name: Jennifer Aniston Birth name: Jennifer Linn
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Stage name: Jennifer Aniston
Birth name: Jennifer Linn Anastassakis

Stage name: Jay-Z Birth name: Shawn Carter
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Stage name: Jay-Z
Birth name: Shawn Carter

Stage name: Jackie Chan Birth name: Chan Kwong-Sung
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Stage name: Jackie Chan
Birth name: Chan Kwong-Sung

Stage name: Elton John Birth name: Reginald Kenneth
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Stage name: Elton John
Birth name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight

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Stage name: P. Diddy Birth name: Sean Jean
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Stage name: P. Diddy
Birth name: Sean Jean Combs

Stage name: 50 cent Birth name: Curtis Jackson
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Stage name: 50 cent
Birth name: Curtis Jackson

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