2 July 2015, 09:11
Take a look at the true identities of stars such as Rihanna, Macklemore, Eminem, Emeli Sande and Jessie J.
The 'We Found Love' producer was born in Dumfris, Scotland on 17th January 1984 and his real name is Adam Richard Wiles.
The rapper is known around the world by his stage name, but to his family he's known as Ben Haggerty.
Rihanna was born on 20th February 1988 and her real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
Bruno Mars was born on 8th October 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii and his real name is Peter Gene Hernandez.
The Swedish DJ goes by the name Tim Bergling.
Will.i.am was born on 15th March 1975 in Inglewood, California and his real name is William James Adams, Jr.
Tinie Tempah was born on 7th November 1988 and the 'Pass Out' rapper's real name is Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu.
Lady Gaga was born on 28th March 1986 in New York and the 'Born This Way' star's real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.
The 'Teenage Dream' star was born on 25th October 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. The singer's religious parents called her Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson before she chose Katy Perry as her stage name.
Jessie J was born on 27th March 1988 in Chadwell Heath, London and her real name is Jessica Ellen Cornish.
Nicki Minaj was born in Saint James, Port Of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on 8th December, 1982. The Pink Friday rapper's real name is Onika Tanya Maraj.
Born in Miami, Florida on 15th January 1981, Pitbull's real name is Armando Christian Perez.
Fergie from Black Eyed Peas was born on 27th March 1975 and her real name is Stacy Ann Ferguson.
US R&B sensation Ne-Yo was born Shaffer Chimere Smith on 18th October 1982 before changed his recording name to Ne-Yo in a nod to the lead character in The Matrix trilogy.
English drum 'n bass DJ and producer DJ Fresh is also known by his real name Daniel Stein when he's not recording worldwide smash hits with the likes of Dizzee Rascal and Rita Ora.
Flo Rida was born on 16th December 1979 and his real name is Tramar Dillard. The 'Good Feeling' rapper acquired his name from the state he was born in, Florida.
Born on 20 June 1982, Example's real name is actually Elliot John Gleave.
The rapper was born on 4th December 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. Jay-Z's real name is Shawn Corey Carter and his stage name was adapted from his neighborhood nickname, Jazzy.
The 'Kiss The Stars' singer was born on 12th January 1991 and her real name is actually Victoria Louise Lott. She decided to choose Pixie to be her stage name because it was the nickname her mother gave her as a baby.
He may have scored a recent Vodafone Big Top 40 number one, but did you know the producer's real name is Shahid Khan?
Wretch 32 was born on 9th March 1985 in Tottenham, London. His real name is Jermaine Scott.
Olly Murs was born on 14th May 1984 and his real name is Oliver Stanley Murs.
The 'Take Care' rapper was born on 24th October 1986 in Toronto, Canada and he takes his stage name from his middle name, Aubrey Drake Graham.
Eminem was born in Saint Joesph, Missouri on 17th October 1972 but is more well-known as a Detroit rapper. His real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III.
The 'Earthquake star' was born in Hackney, London on 21st March 1989 and his real name is Timothy McKenzie. In addition to releasing his own material, Labrinth is also a producer and was behind Tinie Tempah's hit 'Pass Out'.
Dizzee Rascal was born on 18th September 1984 in Hackney, East London. With Ghanaian and Nigerian heritage, the rapper's real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills.
The Gnarls Barkley star was born on 30th May 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia and his real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway.
Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California on 20th October 1971 and the West Coast rapper's real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
Taio Cruz was born on 23rd April 1983 in Llondon and is real name is Jacob Taio Cruz.
The 'Heaven' singer's real age is not clear, but she was born Adele Emeli Sande. She dropped her first name after the real Adele enjoyed chart success before her.
The 'Read All About It' rapper was born on 27th November 1983 in Hackney East London and his real name is Stephen Paul Manderson. The now chart star originally found fame from his performances at London freestyle night, Jump Off.
The Black Eyed Peas rapper was born on 28th November 1973 in Sapang Bato, Angeles City in Philippines. His real name is Allan Pineda Lindo, JR, which is a lot easier to pronounce than Apl.de.ap (which is actually pronounced Apple D Ap).
'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)' singer Pink was born as Alecia Beth Moore on 8th September 1979. The stage name comes from the nickname Pink went by back when she was just starting out her music career at the tender age of just 14. Picture: iTunes
Korean pop (K-Pop) sensation PSY was born Park Jae-Sang in the Gangnam District of Seoul, South Korea on New Year's Eve 1977. The rapper scored a huge number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40 with his breakthrough hit 'Gangnam Style'.
LMFAO rapper Redfoo was born Stefan Kendall Gordy on 3rd September 1975 and forms one half of the 'Party Rock Anthem' duo with his nephew SkyBlu.
The N-Dubz rapper and producer was born on 5th February 1987 in Camden, London and his real name is Richard Rawson.
Dappy was born Costadinos Contostavlos in Camden, London on 11th June 1987. The rapper formed N-Dubz with his cousin Tulisa Contostavlos and friend Fazer, and the group are named after the borough they group up in.
The younger half of LMFAO was born as Skyler Husten Gordy on 23rd August 1986 and with his uncle Redfoo forms one half of the duo, who have scored huge hits like 'Party Rock Anthem', 'Sexy And I Know It' and 'Sorry For Party Rocking'.
The 'Simply Amazing' rapper's real name is Tremaine 'Trey' Aldon Neverson and he was born in Petersburg, Virginia on 28th November 1984. He originally recorded under the moniker of the Prince Of Virginia.
The X Factor 2011 star was born Amelia Lily Oliver on 16th October 1994, before taking her middle name as part of her stage name when taking part on the ITV1 reality series. The young singer has gone on to score a huge solo hit with her debut release 'You Bring Me Joy'
Pop duo sensation Karmin are comprised of engaged couple Amy Heidemann and Nick 'Louis' Noonan. The two stars have already achieved huge success worldwide with their debut single 'Brokenhearted'.
British rapper Chipmunk was born in 1990 on 26th November as Jahmaal Noel Fyffe before later changing his recording alias to Chipmunk, and later just Chip.
'Tik Tok' star Ke$ha was born Kesha Rose Sebert on 1st March 1987 before later adopting her signature dollar sign as part of her name and taking over the world of pop with her album 'Animal'.
Before taking the world by storm in 2011 with her breakthrough hit 'Video Games', Lana Del Rey was born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant on21st June 1986 in the Big Apple itself, New York City.
The rapper was born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr on 15th November 1988 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is currently featuring on Lawson's new single 'Brokenhearted'.
Lonely singer Akon was born in Senegal on 16th April 1973 by the name Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam before going on to release three succcessful albums with a third on the way in 2013.
'Number 1' rapper Tinchy Styder was born Kwasi Danquah III back on 14th September 1986.
Popular electro-house producer and DJ Deadmau5 was born in Niagara Falls in Canada on 5th January 1981 and his real name is Joel Thomas Zimmerman.
He's currently appearing on the new smash hit single by Avicii but his real name is Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III.
Amanda was left red-faced during a webchat with Capital FM when her band mate T-Ray revealed that her real name was Karen. The singer's full name is Karen Amanda Reifer.