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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The More You Know

  • Jon Bon Jovi's birth name is John Bongiovi Jr.
  • Matthew Broderick was convicted of careless driving in a car accident in which two people died.
  • Growing up, Katy Perry wasn't allowed to eat Lucky Charms cereal because luck was "linked to the devil." Her family also called deviled eggs "angeled eggs."
  • Shakira was banned from her school’s choir, and her classmates said she sounded like a goat.
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