These Celebrities Don't Actually Use Their Real Names

Alicia Keys

In order to better suit her stage presence for the music industry, Keys dropped her last name, Augello-Cook. Her initial idea was "Alicia Wild," but her mom shot it down. "Keys" is a literal musical moniker, like piano keys, her instrument of choice.


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