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This is a list of names of famous people, who have changed their real name. I'm only looking for music performers, not actors or other famous people. Below are the most recent entries.

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Entries Beginning with N

Original Name
Submitted by:
Nancy Ames Nancy Hamilton Alfaro She had two hits in 1966: "He Wore The Green Beret" and "Cry Softly". Candy Welty
Nancy Walker Ann Myrtle Swoyer  Late stage actress/singer who played Rhoda's mother and pitched Bounty paper towels. t.v.
Nanette Fabray Ruby Bernadette Nanette Fabares Singer/actress and aunt of Shelley Fabares. Broadway
Nanker Phelge The Rolling Stones Early compositions written as a group by Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Instead of listing each band member, they opted for the fictional Phelge. Ray Lemire
Naomi Judd Diane Judd  crazydon
Napoleon XIV Jerry Samuels  Bobo
Nas Nasir Jones  bro
Nas Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones  livingprophet
Nash Rambler Michael J. Wierzbowski Singer/somgwriter also known as Mike Warren in the 80's. Patti
Nasty Suicide Jan Stenfors  Formerly of Hanoi Rocks. punk
Nasty Suicide Jan Stenfors  Formerly of Hanoi Rocks. punk
Nat King Cole Nathaniel Adams Coles  jazzy
Natalie Cole Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole  R & B
Nate Dog Nathenial Hall  Jimmy
Nate Dogg Nathaniel Dawayne Hale  Bobo
Ne-Yo Shaffer Smith Male r&b musician. xyz
Neal McCoy Hubert Neal McGauhey, Jr  Countryboy
Neal X Neal Whitmore Sigue Sigue Sputnik guitarist
Ned Miller Henry Miller Went from "A Jack to A King" in no time flat. rock
Neil Diamond Neil Diamond Just in case someone tries to submit Noah Kaminsky, a widely-reported but incorrect "real" name for him. ApostrophePosse
nelly Cornell Haynes Jr. I like Nelly, a whole lot better!!! melly
Nelly Cornell Haynes  RapGoddyss
Nelly Cornell Haynes Jr.  IvonaHumpalot
nelly Cornell Haynes Jr. I like Nelly, a whole lot better!!! melly
Nelly Cornell Hayes, Jr He's a fine black young man from the st. lunatics Jennifer
Nelson Riddle Lisbon Antigua   bandleader
Nelson Wilbury  George Harrison Credited as "Nelson Wilbury" for production, lead and backing vocals, and guitar parts on the Traveling Wilburys Volume 1 LP.  Tina
Nemesis Aaron Matthew Brassea of the punk band Tow Knee Chavez Lisa
Nena Gabriele Susanne Kerner Originally promoted as band name, but band was quickly dissolved and she has kept it as a solo artist Napoleon Bonappetit
Neotropic Ric Maslen Also performed under his own name and the rather illogical moniker Small Fish With Spine Bobo
Neuropolitique Matthew Cogger  Bobo
Nic Agnetha Fältskog This is the correct spelling of the ABBA singer, who married her ABBA-colleague Björn Ulvaëus and thus became Agnetha Ulvaëus. She has not to my knowledge used his name professionally. Hans Arne Niclasen
Nick Carter Nickolas Gene Carter His first name is spelt with a "k", not an "h". He's a member of the Backstreet Boys, a solo artist and an actor. Nobody
Nick Carter Nicholas Gene Carter From the Backstreet Boys. ozone
Nick Carter Nickolas Gene Carter "Nickolas" is spelled with a 'k', not an 'h'. Randi
Nick Jonas Nicholas Jerry Jonas  Jessica
Nick Knox Nick Stephanoff Member of The Cramps. punk
Nick Mason Nicholas Berkeley Mason Drummer with Pink Floyd. oldrock
Nick Massi Nicholas Macioci Member of the Four Seasons. Bobo
Nick Noble Nicholas Valkan He had four hits, 1955-57. Candy Welty
Nick Rhodes Nicholas James Bates Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. He reinvented his last name "for aesthetic reasons" and took it from the name of a brand of keyboards.
Nick Santo Nicki Santamaria Lead singer of the Capris barry disbrow
Nick Straker Nick Bailey Singer who performed with the Nick Straker Band in the late 70's-early 80's, with such hits as "A Walk in the Park" & "A Little Bit of Jazz". Personally, I was quite surprised to find out that Straker wasn't his real last name. Dylan Baranski
Nick Todd Nicholas Boone He had the hits "Plaything" and "At The Hop" in 1957. Candy Welty
Nick Travis Nicholas Anthony Travascio  Bobo
Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj  Yvette Bristle
Nicko McBrain Henry Michael McBrain The drummer for Iron Maiden adopted his stage name from his favourite childhood book, Nicholas The Bear. His parents called him "Nick" but it wasn't till keyboarder Billy Day, along with McBrain, met with a manager of CBS Records and introduced him as "My Italian drummer - His name's 'Neeko'". Hence, 'Nicko McBrain' has been his stage name from that day on. Kyle
Nicky Hilton Nicholai Olivia Hilton According to NuGGaH
Nicky Wire Nick Jones Nicky Wire of MSP Bobo
Nico Christa Paffgen (Pavolsky) Late vocalist for The Velvet Underground. oldrock
Nikki D. Nichelle Strong Def Jams 1st female emcee bori love
Nikki Sixx Frank Carlton Serafino Ferrana Whoa, no wonder he changed it!! Shanni
Nikki Sixx Frank Carlton Serafino Ferrana  Bobo
Nikki Sixx Franklin Carlton Feranna Bassist for Motley Crue and Brides of Destruction. Technically not a pseudonym, since he legally changed his name to Nikki Sixx. He hated his father for walking out on the family when Nikki was young, and his mother for treating him badly, so he ran away and legally changed his name to cut himself off from them. J-Raff
Nikki Sixx Frank Ferranno  hehateme
Nikki Sixx Frank Carlton Serafino Ferrana, Jr. I like his new name better. Its much, much shorter. Travis
Nilsson Harry Edward Nelson, III Late singer/songwriter, popular during the late 60s and early 70s, who had big hits with "Everybody's Talkin'", "Coconut", "Spaceman", and the 1972 number one "Without You". Wrote Three Dog Night's "One", and also did TV and film scores. Close friend of John Lennon and Ringo Starr. Evan L. Heller
Nilsson Harry Edward Nelson, III  oldsongs
Nina Marifil Niñ¡ ‡irado Filipino artist, known for her rendition of "Foolish Heart" Ren
Nina Simone Eunice Kathleen Waymon   piano
Nine Inch Nails Michael Trent Reznor The one man band Nine Inch Nails is lead by the musical genious Trent Reznor. I Love Taproot
Ninjaman Desmond John Ballentine   Bobo
Nino Tempo Antonino LoTempio Brother of Carol LoTempio (April Stevens) Barry Disbrow
Nipsey Hussle Ermias Joseph Asghedom Another rapper tragically murdered (in April, 2019). Often spelled like Nipsey Hu$$le. Reggie Pillbox
Nivek Ogre Kevin G. Ogilvie  Bobo
Nivek Ogre Kevin Ogilvie Lyricist and singer of the canadian industrial band, Skinny Puppy. The two founding members shared the same first name: Kevin! Furthermore, their producer was Dave Ogilvie... Not good. Nivek = Kevin spelled backward ; Ogre = First 2 letters of his last name + "Ogre" was how the other Kevin in the band (cEvin Key) as always refered to his friend's voice and vocal technique ! the Grey
Nivek Ogre Kevin Ogilvie Member of Skinny Puppy. (vocals, horn treatments, lyricist) bleurgh
Noah's Ark Arkish Its really funny because the name is almost the same! Gumpy
Nobe Noel Bell Nobe is in the rap group The Starderz . Noel Bell
Nocturno Culto Ted Skjellum He's the guitarist of Darkthrone, a legendary Norwegian black metal band. Iskra
Noddy Holder Neville Holder Lead singer for Slade, which did the original versions of "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "Mama Weer Al Crazee Now", both remade by Quiet Riot. obscure
Nokio Tamir Ruffin Of the rap band Dru Hill. rapstar
Nonplace Urban Field Bernd Friedmann  Bobo
Noodles Kevin Wasserman Guitarist for The Offspring. Got the nickname for Noodling on the guitar! Acidpickle 3 AFI and The Offspring
Noodles Kevin Wasserman Guitarist from The Offspring. He got his name from, "noodling around" on his guitar.  Jacque
Noodles Kevin Wasserman Lead guitarist for The Offspring DarkJon64
Noreaga Victor Santiago  Bobo
Norman Connors Norman Connor Had a minor hit with "You Are My Starship". old
The Notorious B.I.G Christopher Wallace Biggie Smalls in the flesh Tellec
Notorious B.I.G. Christopher Wallace He was using the name Biggie Smalls but changed it to Notorious B.I.G. after he discovered that another rapper was using the same name. Celeste
NQ Arbuckle Neville Quinlan Emotional Indie/folk/country/southern rock singer/guitarist/songwriter. I guess NQ was easier and more catchy than Neville Quinlan. Not sure where the Arbuckle comes from. Kevin

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