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This is a list of names of the nicknames music performers, are known by. Not actors or other famous people. Below are the most recent entries.

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Entries Beginning with B

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B. B. King King of the Blues Worldwide He is announced by this nickname in his concerts, and it appears on some of his merchandise. Martha Hankins
B.W. Stevenson Buckwheat Hence the initials. Old School
Bachman Turner-Overdrive BTO  Rocky
Backstreet Boys BSbz Internet slang Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bad Company Badco  Rocky
Barry Manilow Barry Big Nose/Snorky His nose size Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Barry White Walrus of Love Given this name due to his size and the fact that most of his songs were steamy love songs Christian
The Beatles The Fab Four  ChuckyG
Bell Biv DeVoe BBD From the Boyz II Men song "Motownphilly". Soul
Ben Pollack The Father of Swing He truly deserved this title. A bandleader that had an eye for finding and developing very talented musicians, his gift earned him the nickname the "Father of Swing." Some of the musicians that passed through his bands from the mid-1920's to the 1940's went on to become successful bandleaders themselves: Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Harry James, Jack Teagarden, Yank Lawson, Hilton “Nappy” Lamare, Joe Harris, Charlie Spivak, etc. George&GermaineBriantFan
Benny Goodman King Of Swing He was the original "King of Swing" long before Richie Sambora. Other nicknames included "Patriarch of the Clarinet", "The Professor", and "Swing's Senior Statesman". jazz
Bette Midler Gypsy Queen  Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bette Midler Bathouse Queen  Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bette Midler The Divine Miss M  SusanG
Bette Midler The Divine Miss M  Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Beyonce Black Bettie Page From her "Video Phone" music video with Gaga. She played a Black version of Bettie Page and was stunning! Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Big Bang SOL, D-lite and V.I Individual names considered for the Korean Big Bang band. G-Dragon is already Anglocized so Taeyang will be SOL which is Italian for Sun, Daesung will be D-Lite for Delight, and Seungri V.I. for Victory... Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bill Anderson Whispering Bill The country star probably got this nickname due to his soft voice. Martha Hankins
Billie Holiday Lady Day  Martha Hankins
Billie Joe Amrstrong Willian Joseph At one time there was an incorrect rumor going round that Billie Joe was short for WIlliam Jospeh. However it is not. Quote - "My mom was from Oklahoma, hence the name Billie Joe...It's not William Joseph it's just Billie Joe."  Optimus Lime
Billie Joe Amrstrong The Son Of Rage & Love I've heard people call him this due to the song, Jesus of Suburbia, of which the opening lines are "I'm the son of rage & love, the jesus of suburbia" Optimus Lime
Billie Joe Armstrong Two Dollar Bill This started when Billie Joe (Lead guitarist and vocalist for Green Day) was in high school and he sold joints of marijuana for 2 dollars each Devon Murphy
Billie Joe Armstrong Fink In The Network (the alias band of Green Day) There is a member known as Fink which is presumed to be billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day. Billie Joe Armstrong has written songs for Pinhead Gunpowder under the alias "Wilhelm Fink." Fink of The Network and Armstrong are also both born under the same astrological sign: Aquarius. The Network is also signed under Billie Joe's record company, Adeline Records. The official Network web site also claims that Fink financed the band, when in actuality this was done by Armstrong. Another coincidence is that in the song "Spike" the character Branden moved into a warehouse in Oakland. It is well known that Billie Joe used to live in a warehouse in Oakland with several other punk rock band members. And in another song, he mentions "The Ave.", which is a nickname for Telegraph Ave. in Oakland, on which the title of the song "Stuart and the Ave." on the Insomniac album is based. Another clue to Fink being Armstrong is that on the CD Short Music For Short People, Green Day plays a song called "The Ballad of Wilhelm Fink."  Optimus Lime
Billie Joe Armstrong Reverend Strychnine Twitch  This was the fake name he used in Green Day's alias band Foxboro Hot Tubs Optimus Lime
Billy Gibbons Top Top He's the frontman for ZZ Top. Eliminator Jeff
Billy Joel Piano Man Fairly obvious... Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bing Crosby Der Bingle A tabloid nickname used while he was still alive. Martha Hankins
Biz Markie The Clown Prince God of the Southwest Atlantic This is from his Wikipedia entry. He can currently be seen on NickJr's preschooler show "Yo Gabba Gabba" offering Biz's Beat of the Day, a beatboxing demo. Martha Hankins
Black Eyed Peas BEP  dxman
Blink 182 Blink They were originally called Blink, now the are commonly just referred to as Blink. Travis
Blue October BO Like it sounds, "Bo". Not like B.O as in body odor.  Travis
Blue Oyster Cult BOC  Mark
Bo Diddley The Originator  Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bob Dylan The Voice of a Generation  Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bob Dylan Zimmy "Zimmy" is derived from Bob Dylan's birth name, Robert Zimmerman. DeeDee
Bob Marley  Skipper It’s apparently because of his soccer skills. Dayna
Bowling For Soup BFS  RevengeFromMars YouTube
Boy George Glamdros Gay Community- blending of glamorous and androgyny Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Boy George Boy Gorgeous or Gorgeous Boy Gay Community Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Boy George King-Queen of Androgeny  Robert D. Arndt Jr.
brand new brand nizzle  sXsXs
Brenda Lee Little Miss Dynamite  SusanG
Brian Welch Head He said he has a big head, thence, the nickname 'Head'. Travis
Bring Me The Horizon BMTH It's quite long so they decided to shorten it. Travis
Bring Me The Horizon BMTH  Travis
Britney Spears Bit-Bit  Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Britney Spears Brit Pinkey  Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Britney Spears Brit Brit Informal Nickname. RK_FAN_FOREVER
Britney Spears Pink from Justin Timberlake  Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Britney Spears Princess of Pop (US) Aussie Kylie Minogue is generally known as "The Princess of Pop" as main competitor to Madonna with Top 10s worldwide, but Britney Spears is sometimes called this in the US for lack of knowledge about Kylie's standing Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Britney Spears Baldy Spears I don't know if she is still bald or not. NK
Britney Spears Brit-Brat Her behavior... Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Britney Spears Pop Tart  Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bruce Dickenson The Air Raid Siren  Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bruce Springsteen The Boss He actually hates being called the Boss but the nickname has stuck because back when he and his band was still playing clun gigs, he would hand out their pay at the end of the night dayna
Bruce Springsteen The Boss The best thing to ever come out of New Jersey. ChuckyG
Bruce Willis Bruno A lot of people have forgotten about his late-80s hit "Respect Yourself". (Most of them intentionally.) Brian Kelly
Bryan Adams The Scourge from Cananda From Anti-Fans, especially in US Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bryan Adams Zane Puff Bryan used this pseudonym when he was the lead singer of the band Sweeney Todd at the age of 16. Apparently, he found this name on the Internet and it sounded funny to him. Rpollck
Bryan Ferry The Voice This legendary front man of Roxy Music has a distinctive croon, he has one of the smoothest singing voices in rock history. It's unmistakable. On a Roxy record or a solo record of his - once you've heard him sing you just KNOW who it is. One of the best. I Love Foxy Roxy Music!
Burl Ives The Wayfaring Stranger This was the name of a radio program from early in his career, and of his autobiography. Martha Hankins
Buzzoven Buzzov*en  Travis
Buzzoven Buzzov-en  Travis
Buzzoven Buzzov.en  Travis

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