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Real names of Famous Musicians

Eric Clapton

Alicia Keys (born Alicia J. Augello-Cook on January 25, 1980) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, composer, pianist, record producer, philanthropist, occasional actress and author. Keys is a renowned artist who has sold twenty-eight million albums and singles worldwide and won numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, and three American Music Awards.

Kenneth Brian "Babyface" Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana), is a successful American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entrepreneur. He is associated with the R&B groups After 7 and Milestone, both of which include his brothers, Kevon and Melvin.

Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 July 17, 1959), born Eleanora Fagan and later called Lady Day, was an American singer known equally for her difficult life and her emotive, poignant singing voice. Holiday has long been considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all time.

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950 in Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago), is a UK based popular music performer, who had a string of rhythm and blues tinged international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s.

Billie Holiday

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941), is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. Much of Dylan's most notable work dates from the 1960s, when he became an informal documentarian and reluctant figurehead of American unrest. Some of his songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin' ", became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements. His most recent studio album, Modern Times, released on August 29, 2006, entered the US album charts at #1, making him, at age 65, the oldest living person to top those charts.

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist.

Marshall Bruce Mathers III born October 17, 1972, better known by his stage names Eminem and Slim Shady, is an Academy and Grammy Award-winning and honorary hip hop artist, record producer and occasional actor. Eminem remains widely popular and also remains the best selling music artist of the 00's.

John Denver

Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed "Slowhand", is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the 20th century, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Often viewed as one of the greatest guitarists of all time among critics and fans alike, he was ranked 4th in Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and #53 on their list of the The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. And on that list, he was also listed the second greatest living guitarist, behind B. B. King.

John Denver (December 31, 1943 October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was an American folk singer-songwriter and folk rock musician who was one of the biggest selling artists of the 1970s. In his lifetime, he recorded and released some 300 songs, about half of which he had written, and served as the Poet Laureate of Colorado.

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