Here are some fun facts about the real names of some your favorite artists...
Miley Cyrus's was not born with the name Miley or Hannah...it's actually Destiny Hope. But as a child once her dad realized that she was always smiling, Miley became her nickname. It was then legally changed.
Bruno Mars is actually not named after any planets...his real name is Peter Gene Hernandez. Bruno Mars was inspired by a nickname his dad gave him as a child. He teased him and called him Bruno after a chubby wrestler because he was a chubby kid. Mars came later because girls would say you're from out of this world!
Madonna has managed to wipe out all memory of her real name. Wikipedia now says her real name is Madonna...however those who have searched this back in 2007 found her name to be Maria Louise Ciccone.
Drakes real name isn't DRAKE?! Nope. It's Aubrey Drake Graham....he used Aubrey Graham while pursuing a career on Canadian Television. However once he started pursuing the rap game...dropped the soft first name real quick. I'm sure his mom still calls him Aubrey.
Two Chains real name is Tauheed Epps. His original stage name was Tity Boi. He wanted something a little more "family friendly". He ended up going with two chains to symbolize his second chance in the music industry after his first attempt with the group called Playaz Circle.
Who would've thought a normal name like Calvin wasn't his real first name. His real name is actually Adam Richard Wiles. He picked the name Calvin Harris because it was racially ambiguous. He liked the idea of people not knowing whether he was black or not and after that it kind of stuck.
Iggy's real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly. Her name inspiration comes from her dog Iggy and the street she grew up on Azalea.
Neyo goes by Neyo in the studio and Shaffer Chamere Smith to fam and friends. The name Neyo was inspired by him seeing music the way Neo saw the Matrix.
Nicki Minaj goes by the real name Onika Tanya Maraj. One of the first productions guys she worked with changed her name to Minaj and she hated it. It stuck after that and became a stage name but she bans any family or friends from calling her that. At home she goes by Nikki or Cooky.
Snoops name was inspired by his mom. His birth name is Cordozar Calvin Broads but when he was younger his mom joked he looked like Snoopy from the Peanuts. It stuck and he tagged on Doggy Dog to fit his Doggy Dog style.
TI, who's real name is Clifford Joseph Harris, was nicknamed TIP by his Grandfather. To avoid confusion with Tribe Called Quests QTIP, he dropped the P and it just became "TI".
Wiz Khalifa's real name is Cameron Jibril Thomas. Wiz Khalifa came about because he was always good at everything so people started calling him a WIZ....Khalifa is arabic for successor and leader. His granddad gave him that name knowing he was destined for musical success.