What's in a name? A lot, if you ask these musicians, each of whom ditched their birth names and adopted an alias before hitting the big time. (And for good reason, in some cases -- Ahmir-Khalib Thompson just doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily as "Questlove," does it?)

Check out the gallery and find out the real names behind over 125 pop-star pseudonyms. You'll never look at Aubrey Clark Graham, Robyn Fenty or Peter Gene Hernandez the same way.

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