Let's be real for a second -- "Cordazer Calvin Broadus" does not sound as cool as "Snoop Dogg." There's already a Robyn, so Rihanna would have had to go by "Robyn Fenty," which frankly sounds like somebody who works in a dentist's office.

When musicians change their names, they usually have good reason to. Just look at how some album covers would have turned out if these artists had used their real names. Significantly less cool, in our opinion. Thanks to these album covers created by our own Kristy Puchko, we can all imagine a world where Robert Van Winkle topped the charts instead of Vanilla Ice.

Van Morrison
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Vanilla Ice
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Snoop Dogg
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Rihanna
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Lil' Wayne
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Dr. Dre
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Cher
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Bob Dylan
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Billie Holiday
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Flo-Rida
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