Stardom lights up when you've made it and everyone knows you by one name, but they are stage names and their real names are...?

We find some with a one name identity they took from their real name but for the most part they always look for a hook that sucks us in.

A brief rundown of some one name celebrities you may know:

  • Pink - Alecia Beth Moore
  • Adele - Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
  • Jay-Z - Shawn Corey Carter
  • Ke$ha - Kesha Rose Sebert
  • Usher - Usher Terry Raymond IV
  • Will.i.am - William James Adams Jr.
  • Bono (U2) - Paul David Hewson
  • Flea (U2) - Michael Peter Balzary
  • Gotye - Wouter "Wally" DeBacker
  • Ice- T - Tracy Morrow
  • Ludacris - Christopher Brian bridges
  • Drake - Aubrey Drake Graham

Seems not uncommon as children growing up we end up with nicknames that seem to stick throughout our life. I personally have had several as both an on-air personality and growing up.

  • Hawaiian Chicken
  • The Nitefly
  • Marky - Mark
  • The Katt

Those names have stuck with me depending where I am that people know me (Mark Alan) as them. What is your nickname and how did you get it? (Would love to read your comments below).