Born Steven Demetre Georgiou, the artist most popularly known as Cat Stevens changed his name to Yusuf Islam in 1978 following his religious conversion to Islam. Although he was named Cat Stevens for little over a decade, the name is far more widely recognised than his more recent, thought still decades old, Islamic name.
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Of all the entertainment genres, music is by far the most identity-crises-stricken of the lot. Even after having their names emblazoned across album covers, charts, billboards and news headlines, they sure don't flinch much when it comes to a name change. With rapper Snoop Dogg recently taking on his Rasta incarnation Snoop Lion, let's take a look at just some of the other artists who've made the big switch!