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Musician Cher performs at the taping of (Credit: Getty Images)

Musician Cher performs at the taping of "American Bandstands 50th...A Celebration" TV special honoring the music show April 20, 2002 in Pasadena, CA.

Born this way: Celebrities' real names

We know the truth behind those stage names.

2 Chainz

Stage name: 2 Chainz Birth name: Tauheed Epps
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Stage name: 2 Chainz

Birth name: Tauheed Epps

Ashton Kutcher

Stage name: Ashton Kutcher Birth name: Chris Ashton
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Stage name: Ashton Kutcher

Birth name: Chris Ashton Kutcher

Lil Wayne

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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Nelly

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

Birth name: Cornell Iral Haynes

Ralph Lauren

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

Birth name: Ralph Lipschitz

Tina Turner

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

Birth name: Anna Mae Bullock

Alice Cooper

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

Birth name: Vincent Damon Furnier

Mel Gibson

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

Birth name: Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson

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Eminem

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

Birth name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III

Marilyn Monroe

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

Birth name: Norma Jeane Mortenson

Kesha

Stage name: Kesha Birth name: Kesha Rose Sebert
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Stage name: Kesha

Birth name: Kesha Rose Sebert

Jay Z

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

Birth name: Shawn Corey Carter

T-Boz

Stage name: T-Boz Birth name: Tionne Watkins
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Stage name: T-Boz

Birth name: Tionne Watkins

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Carmen Electra

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

Birth name: Tara Patrick

Notorious B.I.G.

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

Birth name: Christopher Wallace

Kid Rock

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

Birth name: Robert James Ritchie

Cee Lo Green

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

Birth name: Thomas DeCarlo Callaway

Katy Perry

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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Pink

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

Birth name: Alecia Beth Moore

Drake

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

Birth name: Aubrey Drake Graham

Chuck Norris

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

Birth name: Carlos Ray Norris

Madonna

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

Birth name: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone

Criss Angel

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

Birth name: Christopher Sarantakos

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Jon Bon Jovi

Stage name: Jon Bon Jovi Birth name: John
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Stage name: Jon Bon Jovi

Birth name: John Francis Bongiovi Jr.

Fergie

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

Birth name: Stacy Ferguson

Rihanna

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

Birth Name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Queen Latifah

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

Birth name: Dana Elaine Owens

Nicki Minaj

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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O'Shea Jackson

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

Birth name: O'Shea Jackson

Hulk Hogan

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

Birth name: Terry Gene Bollea

Christopher Walken

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

Birth name: Ronald Walken

Cher

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

Birth name: Cherilyn Sarkisian

Chaka Khan

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

Birth name: Yvette Stevens

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Carrot Top

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

Birth name: Scott Thompson

Alicia Keys

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

Birth name: Alicia Augello Cook

Bill Cosby

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

Birth name: William Henry Cosby Jr

Wynonna Judd

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

Birth name: Christina Ciminella

Woody Allen

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

Birth name: Allen Konigsberg

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Whoopi Goldberg

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

Birth name: Caryn Johnson

The Rock

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

Birth name: Dwayne Johnson

Ozzy Osbourne

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

Birth name: John Michael Osbourne

Mr. T

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

Birth name: Lawrence Tero

Miley Cyrus

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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Marilyn Manson

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

Birth name: Brian Warner

Jennifer Aniston

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

Birth name: Jennifer Linn Anastassakis

Jay Z

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

Birth name: Shawn Carter

Jackie Chan

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

Birth name: Chan Kwong-Sung

Elton John

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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Diddy

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

Birth name: Sean Jean Combs

50 Cent

Stage name: 50 Cent Birth name: Curtis Jackson
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Stage name: 50 Cent

Birth name: Curtis Jackson

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