Latin Artists Real Names: How Many Do You Know?

Many artists choose stage names that are quite different from their birth names

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Every day, we come across news and fresh music from artists who are making a big impact in the music industry. We’re all familiar with artists like Bad Bunny, Karol G, and Peso Pluma, but have you ever wondered about the real names of those who share their incredible talents with us?

Well, even though some of their stage names may already sound quite unique, like Shakira’s, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, ‘Shakira’ is, indeed, her real name. However, there are many artists whose stage names differ significantly from the names they were given at birth. How well-acquainted are you with them? 

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Hassan Emilio Kabande Laija 

You may have come across this name, especially given his increasing popularity this year. But for those who are still unaware, this singer of ‘corridos tumbados‘ was born on June 15, 1999, in Zapopan, Mexico. We’re referring to Peso Pluma, also recognized as ‘La Doble P.’ 

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Carolina Giraldo Navarro 

You might not be familiar with this name, but it’s not too hard to figure out because it’s quite similar to her stage name. She was born on February 14, 1991, in Medellín, Colombia. This is the real name of the artist known as Bichota, better recognized as Karol G. 

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Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio 

One of the artists who has propelled Latin music to significant international prominence was born on March 10, 1994, in Puerto Rico. We all know him by the name Bad Bunny. 

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María Victoria Ramírez de Arellano Cardona 

Another well-known artist with a name quite different from her stage name, this young talent has brought her native Puerto Rico into the spotlight with her music. She was born on November 8, 1998, and Young Miko has delivered more than one hit in her repertoire. 

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Salomón Villada Hoyos 

Quite distinct from his stage name, this well-known singer and songwriter, primarily, was born on August 19, 1992, in Medellín, Colombia. Many also know him by his alternate persona, Ferxxo. Clearly, we’re discussing Feid. 

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Rosalía Vila Tobella

Rosalía is one of those who have chosen to use her given name for her artistic career, although it’s likely that many of us were unaware of her full name. This talented singer was born on September 25, 1992, in Barcelona, Spain.

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Emmanuel Gazmey Santiago 

Puerto Rico has consistently proven itself as a breeding ground for musical talent, giving rise to numerous artists like Anuel AA. 

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Nicole Denise Cucco 

Not much difference between her real name and stage name; Nicki Nicole‘s real name is quite similar; she simply dropped ‘Denise.’ She explained in interviews that her stage name came from her Instagram username. Regardless of the name, this Argentine artist, born on August 25, 2000, continues to impress us with her talent.

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Óscar Armando Díaz de León Huez 

Although he incorporates one of his last names into his stage name, the Mexican artist, born on July 26, 1989, took the name ‘Oscar,’ which can be affectionately called ‘Oscarin,’ and transformed it into Carín León. 

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Larissa de Macedo Machado

Did you ever imagine this name for the multi-talented Brazilian singer, dancer, actress, and entrepreneur we know as Anitta? It’s quite different from what we’re used to, but that doesn’t diminish her talent in any way. Larissa was born on March 30, 1993, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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Juan Luis Londoño Arias

Indeed, another name that may be unfamiliar to many is the birth name of Maluma. It’s quite fitting that he has two albums with his name, Papi Juancho and Don Juan. Juan Luis was born in Medellín, Colombia, on January 28, 1994. 

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Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez 

Another artist who made a big impact on Latin music and reshaped the reggaeton scene was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on February 3, 1977. He’s the one who gave us the iconic reggaeton hit «Gasolina» as Daddy Yankee.

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Juan Luis Morera & Llandel Veguilla 

One of the members of this Puerto Rican reggaeton duo gives a big clue with his name. Wisin and Yandel are the iconic pair.

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Alba Farelo i Solé 

This renowned Spanish singer and songwriter has a unique name combination. Born on March 7, 1997, she’s better known as Bad Gyal. 

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Marcos Efraín Masís Fernández 

A respected Puerto Rican producer who has produced numerous hit songs and is celebrated for one of the best Latin music albums was born on August 9, 1989. We recognize him as Tainy. 

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Martina Stoessel 

You might find her name familiar as her artistic journey began from a young age as an actress and later in significant Disney roles. She was born in Buenos Aires on March 21, 1997, and is widely known as Tini. 

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Mauro Ezequiel Lombardo Quiroga 

One of the urban artists reshaping the music scene was born in Almagro, Buenos Aires, on June 24, 1996: Duki.

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Gonzalo Julián Conde 

Another producer who gained significant recognition this year through collaborations with many artists was born in Argentina on August 29, 1998. He is artistically known as Bizarrap. 

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Daniel Alejandro Morales Reyes 

This artist hails from Caracas, Venezuela, born on May 5, 1992. His recent release, «No Te Enamores De Él,» has gained popularity. Have you guessed who he is? If you haven’t seen his picture yet, we’re talking about Danny Ocean. 

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Tiago Uriel Pacheco Lezcano 

While Tiago’s stage name might not surprise you, you might not have known his full name. Tiago PZK was born on August 3, 2001, in Monte Grande, Argentina. As an interesting note, the ‘PZK’ suffix pays tribute to his freestyle team in Argentina, known as Pateando Zonas Crew. 

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