• MUSIC STARS WHO CHANGED THEIR NAMES

MUSIC STARS WHO CHANGED THEIR NAMES

The Notorious B.I.G.

Diddy's #1 sidekick, born Christopher Wallace, started out by recording a demo as Biggie Smalls - a childhood nickname given to him for his both tall and large frame. He soon found out the name was being used by someone else (awkward!), so the rapper changed his moniker to The Notorious B.I.G. in 1992.

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MUSIC STARS WHO CHANGED THEIR NAMES

With stage names vs. birth names, musicians certainly have the most fun coming up with strange titles and confusing spelling. Here's the latest on those artists who have made the switch - and back again!

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