Top Ten Singers Whose Real Names Will Surprise You

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21Wendy Waldman (Wendy Steiner)
22Gene Simmons (Chaim Witz)Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.
23Paul Stanley (Stanley Eisen)Stanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.
24Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier)Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.
25Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian)Cher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.
26Madonna (Madonna Ciccone)Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.
27Steven Tyler (Steven Tallarico)Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.
28Geddy Lee (Gary Weinrib)Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
29Del Shannon (Charles Westover)
30Lou Christie (Lugee Sacco)
31Al Kooper (Alan Kuperschmidt)
32Marty Balin (Martyn Buchwald)
33Norah Jones (Geetali Shankar)
34John Denver (Henry Deutschendorf, Jr.)
35Donna Summer (LaDonna Gaines)LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.
36Chaka Khan (Yvette Stevens)Chaka Khan is an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus.
37Jackson Browne (Clyde Browne III)
38Snoop Dogg (Calvin Broadus, Jr.)Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.
39Fiona Apple (Fiona McAfee-Maggart)
40Jewel (Jewel Kilcher)
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