What’s in a name? Apparently not that much, since folks are changing their names all the time. News broke today that Jay-Z has officially become Jay Z–no hyphen–and has been that way since 2012. Who knew?
Jay isn’t the only singer to have several name changes in his life. Remember that great moment when Snoop Dogg became Snoop Lion?
In honor of the new and improved Jay Z, launch the gallery to check out 5 other musicians who’ve gone through several name incarnations. They are all wildly entertaining.