Hollywood and the music industry screams for performers with catchy names. Find out the origins of top celebrity stage names from the review below. Decide whether you like the original or new identity of your favorite stars.

The media is ready to provide fans with the most intriguing facts about top Hollywood stars. From their public and private life to their creative projects, everyone will have the chance to build up a complex profile of actors and actresses as well as singers.

This time take a peek behind the curtain and find out the origins of top celebrity stage names. Have fun while skimming through the descriptions below and see how creative people from showbiz can really be.

Stefani Germanotta - 'Lady Gaga'

The pop star was always extravagant and impressed by the performance of Freddy Mercury. Radio Gaga is one of the top hits that inspired Miss Germanotta to choose a similarly catchy name. The rising singer decided to turn this song title into her stage name, Lady Gaga.

Katy Hudson - 'Katy Perry'

The young songbird decided to change her name to Katy Perry in order to avoid the confusion with another super-famous actress, Kate Hudson.

At the age of 16 she even recorded an album with her real name. Back then she composed songs about Jesus Christ and her love for God.


Kesha Rose Sebert - 'Ke$ha'

Ke$ha wanted to be super-ironic with her stage name. Therefore, she included the dollar sign into this letter combo to make a reference to her bad financial condition.

Actually, the young singer was poor and as she claims she was “shopping at the dollar store for canned vegetables” right after featuring in the number one hit of Flo Rida “Right Round”. She received no money for her contribution to the song.

Onika Maraj - 'Nicki Minaj'

The intention of this ultra-popular singer to create brand new identities is pretty impressive. Onika Maraj managed to go through phases named after her stage names.

The songbird known today as Nicki Minaj was also working under identities as: 'Cookie', Harajuku Barbie' as well as 'Roman Zolanski'. Nicki Minaj claims that, “fantasy was my reality” and this is the only means to escape the problems she struggles with.


Alecia Moore - 'Pink'

Those who made numerous guesses about the origin of Alecia Moore's stage name might be surprised about reality. According to various sources the young singer dyed the hair in the most delicate spot, down there with a radiant shade.

It seems that one friend discovered her secret and named her Pink. Undoubtedly, this is one of the funniest and most intriguing stories about the origin of a stage name.


Beyonce Knowles - 'Sasha Fierce'

Beyonce tried her luck to adopt a brand new identity when she's on stage. Sasha Fierce as the young songbird describes , “I have someone else that takes over when it's time for me to work and when I'm on stage, this alter ego that I've created that kind of protects me and who I really am."
Additionally, back in 2006 she also revealed that, “I created my stage persona to protect myself, so that when I go home, I don't have to think about what it is I do. Sasha isn't me."


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