Ever wonder why some of your favorite pop stars have the names that they do? Some names seem obvious and others make you say 'WTF?' So much goes into some of our favorite artists' names. Their names are what make them who they are. If they use something lame to represent themselves, who is going to want to listen to them?
As Global Grind uncovered the secrets behind some famous rap names, it's only right we do the same for famous pop star and R&B names. Because really, why do Lady Gaga and Pink go by those names, anyway?
Birth name: Stefani Germanotta
Music producer, Rob Fusari who helped Gaga write some of her earliest songs created the name “Gaga” after the Queen song, “Radio Ga Ga.”
“Every day, when Stef came to the studio, instead of saying hello, I would start singing ‘Radio Ga Ga,’' Fusari stated in an interview. 'That was her entrance song. [Lady Gaga] was actually a glitch; I typed 'Radio Ga Ga' in a text and it did an autocorrect so somehow 'Radio' got changed to 'Lady'. She texted me back, 'That's it.' After that day, she was Lady Gaga. She’s like, ‘Don’t ever call me Stefani again.’”