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Music Stars AKA
Find out the names they were born with

By Sean Doorly

Ah to be a music super star. You are fabulously wealthy, someone picks your wardrobe, and everyone knows your name. Or do they? It is a time-honored tradition for many musicians to adopt a stage name. Did you really think Pink was born with that name?

Click through the musical moniker gallery and find out the birth names of your favorite stars. Also, find out where they were born and sample some of their lyrics.



Birth Name: Alecia Moore
Birthplace: Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Sign: Virgo
Hit Song: "Don't Let Me Get Me"
Lyric: "Everyday I fight a war against the mirror
Can't take the person staring back at me"

Birth Name: Jewel J. Kilcher
Birthplace: Payson, Utah
Sign: Gemini
Hit Song: "Intution"
Lyric: I'm just a simple girl
In a high tech digital world
I really try to understand
All the powers that rule this land"

Birth Name: Shad Gregory Moss
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Sign: Pisces
Hit Song: "Thank You"
Lyric: "I could never turn
My back on y'all
Cause y'all put me
where I'm at
So when you call
I'll be there just like that"

Birth Name: Ashanti Douglas
Birthplace: Long Island, New York
Sign: Libra
Hit Song: "Rain on Me"
Lyric: "I'm looking in the mirror at this woman down and out she's internally dying and no this is not what love's about"

Birth Name: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Birthplace: Harlem, New York
Sign: Scorpio
Hit Song: "Vogue"
Lyric: "It makes no difference if you're black or white
If you're a boy or a girl
If the music's pumping it will give you new life"

Birth Name: Mya Marie Harrison
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Sign: Libra
Hit Song: "Take Me There"
Lyric: "Sittin' here thinking 'bout yesterday
About what we did and how we used to play
Just the thought of you brings a smile upon my face
That's how it makes me to see you everyday"

Birth Name: Juan Esteban Aristizabal
Birthplace: Medellin, Colombia
Sign: August 9, 1972
Hit Song: "Es Por Ti"
Lyric: "Y es por ti
Que late mi corazon
Y es por ti
Que brillan mis ojos hoy
Y es por ti
Que he vuelto a hablar de amor
Y es por ti
Que calma mi dolor"

Birth Name: Dido Armstrong
Birthplace: London, England
Sign: Capricorn
Hit Song: "Thank You"
Lyric: "And I want to thank you for giving
me the best day of my life
ohh, just to be with you
is having the best day of my life"