37 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Using a Stage Name

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It's a common practice for celebrities to go by stage names that differ from the moniker given to them at birth, but while we know that stars like Lorde weren't bestowed with such a royal name by their parents, not every stage name is as obvious. There are a ton of reasons why a celebrity would want to change their name on their way to making it big, even if the stage name they end up choosing isn't particularly glamorous. Click through to read about the celebs who switched out their monikers once they hit star-status.

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