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Single-Named Performing Artists

Tiffany isn't the only performing artist who goes by a single name (dispensing with surname). Here are the ones I've been able to come up with, along with some information on them and the name of one of their songs. E-mail me if you know of others. I'm especially interested in names that have been used for more than one different performer. So far, I've found eight Tiffanys, four Tatianas (and a Tatjana), two Anastacias (one with an accent mark on one of the "a"s) and some near-misses like Dion / Dionne, Raff / Raffi / Raffy, Prince / Princess / Princessa, and Jordi / Jordy.

(Note: While this list is generally for individual artists, bands and groups are sometimes listed here when their name is the same as a single-named individual artist, to illustrate such "name collisions".)

(Hyperlinks go to pages with more information about each artist, in their official site, a fan site, or other reference sources.)

See also: Wikipedia: List of one-word stage names

  • Aaliya - '90s singing star, died in plane crash in 2001 at age of 22: "Back & Forth"
  • Agnetha - One of the two singers of Abba, who had various solo releases; mostly using her surname (Fältskog), but some with just her first name: "Sĺngen föder dig tillbaka"
  • Alexia - Italian dance/pop singer (late '90s): "Uh la la la"
  • Alice - Italian singer: "Il giorno dell'indipendenza"
  • Alisha - '80s dance diva from Brooklyn, NY: "Baby Talk"
  • Amber - Dutch-born dance diva: "This Is Your Night"
  • Ana - Toured with Debbie Gibson around 1990, and was also associated with New Kids On The Block: "Body Language"
  • Anastácia [1] - Brazilian-born, Berlin-based singer/composer: "Lumere, Lumara"
  • Anastacia [2] - American female singer very popular in Europe and Australia: "I'm Outta Love"
  • Aneka - '80s pop singer: "Japanese Boy"
  • Anouk - female singer from the Netherlands: "Mood Indigo"
  • Ashanti - R&B singer from Long Island, New York who debuted her solo career in 2002: "Foolish"
  • Beck - A very popular folk/hip-hop performer: "Loser"
  • Bertine - Norwegian pop singer (late 1990s - 2000s): "Getting Out"
  • Billie - British late-'90s teen singer who later started using her full name, Billie Piper: "Because We Want To"
  • Björk - Icelandic singer, with The Sugarcubes and as a soloist: "Human Behaviour"
  • Brandy - '90s-present teen vocalist/actress who got famous way before she was old enough to drink the alcoholic beverage she's named after: "Movin' On"
  • Breanna - Minneapolis singer on CDBaby and iTunes: "You Don't Have to Be Strong"
  • Caprice - Supermodel turned rock/pop singer: "Oh Yeah"
  • Charlene - '80s one-hit-wonder: "Never Been To Me"
  • Cher - Longtime star; originally half of "Sonny And...": "I Found Someone"
  • Coko - SWV member, now R&B soloist: "Sunshine"
  • Dane - UK male R&B/garage singer: "Shut Up And Forget About It"
  • Dannii - Kylie Minogue's sister: "All I Wanna Do"
  • Deetah - Chilean-born female rapper now living in Sweden: "El Paradiso Rico"
  • Desireless - French '80s eurodisco singer (female)
  • Des'ree - '90s British/Caribbean R&B singer: "You Gotta Be"
  • Dido - British female pop singer of '90s: "Here With Me"
  • Dion - '60s male singer: "The Wanderer"
  • Dionne - '90s female singer: "What I Won't Take"
  • Domenica - '90s singer: "Gotta Let You Go"
  • Donovan - '60s folk/rock: "Sunshine Superman"
  • Elissa - Lebanese singer: "Bastanak"
  • Elissa - Canadian dance music singer: "Show Me How You Love Me"
  • Emmie - English one-hit wonder: "More Than This"
  • Enya - New-Age singer: "Orinoco Flow"
  • Eve - U.S. female rapper sometimes known as "Eve of Destruction" (which is also the title of one of her songs).
  • Fabian - '60s teen idol: "Turn Me Loose"
  • Falco - '80s pop singer: "Rock me Amadeus"
  • Fancy - '80s eurodisco singer (male): "Slice Me Nice"
  • Frida - One of the two Abba singers, who has also released solo records (in an early career under her full name, Ani-Frid Lyngstad, but later as just Frida): "I Know There's Something Going On"
  • Gabrielle - English R&B star ('90s-present): "Dreams"
  • Gala - "Dancy" pop singer popular in Europe: "Freed From Desire"
  • Genveive - French singer of 1950s and 1960s; frequent talk-show guest
  • Gerardo - Early '90s Latin/rap/dance singer: "Rico Suave"
  • Giro - Male salsa singer
  • Giselle - Merengue singer
  • Gowan - Canadian singer (full name Larry Gowan): "Strange Animal"
  • Heinz - '60s UK pop singer: "Just Like Eddie"
  • Hoku - Daughter of Hawaiian singer Don Ho who has now begun a pop singing career in her own right: "Another Dumb Blonde" [That's a song title, not my editorial comment about her.]
  • Iván - '80s Spanish eurodisco singer: "Fotonovela"
  • Jamelia - English teen R&B star; toured with Destiny's Child: "Call Me"
  • Jewel - '90s-present folksy-pop singer: "Who Will Save Your Soul"
  • Joe - U.S. male R&B singer: "Don't Wanna Be a Player"
  • Jomar - Male salsa singer
  • Jordi - Spanish singer: "Me estoy volviendo loco"
  • Jordy - French infant singer: "Dur dur d'ętre bébé"
  • Juji - R&B/pop singer: "I'm a girl"
  • Kandi - Singer/songwriter, former member of Xscape: "Don't Think I'm Not"
  • Kelis - U.S. R&B singer popular in Europe: "Gotcha Money"
  • Keith - 1967 one-hit wonder: "98.6"
  • Kina - was member of Brownstones but is now soloist: "Girl In The Gutter"
  • Kinnda - Swedish female R&B singer: "Don't Bring Sand To The Beach"
  • Liberace - '50s Pianist and Las Vegas entertainer: "Unchained Melody"
  • Lio - French female singer: "Seules les filles pleurent"
  • Lobo - Male singer ('60s - present, with long periods of inactivity): "Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love"
  • Lucero - Mexican female singer and child actress ('90s): "Me Estoy Volviendo Mujer"
  • Lulu - Pop star in '60s (from Scotland); later married and divorced Maurice Gibb, and has made intermittent record releases in decades since: "To Sir With Love"
  • Mandy - '80s singer who has sometimes used her surname (Smith), but other times dispensed with it; she's known for her affair with Bill Wyman: "Boys and Girls"
  • Madonna - Pop star ('80s - present): "Like A Virgin"
  • Martika - Late '80s Cuban-American pop star: "Toy Soldiers"
  • Maxee - Ex-member of Brownstones: "When I Look Into Your Eyes"
  • Maxmilien - French disco singer
  • Meja - '90s Swedish singer: "All 'Bout the Money"
  • Melanie - '60s Woodstock performer who stayed popular through the mid '70s; was speaker at 2000 Libertarian Party convention: "Brand New Key"
  • Melissa - Early '90s Australian singer: "Read My Lips"
  • Mikaila - Early 2000s teen singer: "So In Love With Two"
  • Mitsou - French Canadian singer (late '80s, early '90s): "Bye Bye Mon Cowboy"
  • Moby - '90s-'00s artist of diverse music: "Dream About Me"
  • Monica - '90s-present teen vocalist: "Don't Take It Personal (just one of dem days)"
  • Morley - Urban folk singer: "Days Like These"
  • Mya - Late '90s dancer turned R&B singer: "Ghetto Superstar"
  • Nelly - U.S. male rapper: "Country Grammar"
  • Nocera - '80s female singer: "Summertime-Summertime", "Let Go"
  • Odetta - Female folk singer: "Livin' With the Blues"
  • Pink - A female R&B/pop singer from Philadelphia who eventually dyed her hair the color matching her name: "Split Personality"
  • Prince - Became "artist formerly known as..." before changing his name back to Prince: "When Doves Cry"
  • Princess - '80s soul singer: "Say I'm Your Number One"
  • Princessa - Spanish singer -- "Ensalza tu amor"
  • Raff - '80s Italian eurodisco singer: "Self Control"
  • Raffi - Egyptian-born Canadian singer of children's music: "Wheels on the Bus"
  • Raffy - '90s Latin pop star: "Mírame Ahora"
  • Rayna - Canadian singer: "Complete"
  • Raven - Singer/actress, Disney Channel star (sometimes credited as Raven-Symoné): "Supernatural"
  • Richenel - '80s Dutch-Surinamese singer: "Dance Around The World"
  • Robyn - Swedish, mid-late 90's pop/r+b singer: "Show Me Love"
  • Rockwell - one-hit wonder: "Somebody's Watching Me"
  • Rozalla - Singer from Zimbabwe, regarded in the UK as one-hit wonder: "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)"
  • Ruby [1] - U.K. electronic/industrial singer of '90s: "Grace"
  • Ruby [2] - Egyptian singer/actress of 2000s: "El Gharaam (Koll Amma A'ollo Ah)"
  • Runt - name used by Todd Rundgren
  • RuPaul - transvestite singer/actor
  • Sabrina - Italian teen singer from '80s "eurodisco" period; later recorded under full name, Sabrina Salerno: "Boys (Summertime Love)"
  • Sade - '80s pop star (pronounced "Shar-Day"): "Smooth Operator"
  • Safire - Latin freestyle singer: "Thinking Of You"
  • Sandra - '80s eurodisco singer who later joined with her husband to become Enigma: "Maria Magdalena"
  • Sasha - German singer (male): "Let Me Be The One"
  • Seiko - Japanese teen singer (female); did duet with Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block: "The Right Combination"
  • Selena - Tex-Mex singing star (murdered by fan club president): "I Could Fall In Love"
  • Shaggy - Jamaican dancehall/reggae singer: "It Wasn't Me"
  • Shakira - Colombian pop star: "Estoy Aqui"
  • Shanice - '90s R&B singer on the Motown label: "I Love Your Smile"
  • Sinitta - Seattle vocalist of late '80s: "So Macho"
  • Sonia - '90s English singer: "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You"
  • Sonique - '90s-present British dance/pop singer/DJ: "It Feels So Good"
  • Spagna - Italian '80s eurodisco singer: "Call Me"
  • Stéphanie - Princess of Monaco had brief '80s pop music career: "Irresistable"
  • Sting - British singer who was in The Police and had a later solo career. Birthday is Oct. 2 just like Tiffany, and also like Tiffany had a hit song called: "All This Time"
  • Sylvester - 1970s disco singer: "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real"
  • Sylvia - 1980s country singer: "Nobody"
  • Taco - 1983 one-hit wonder: "Puttin' on the Ritz"
  • Taffy - pop singer of late '80s: "I Love My Radio"
  • Tamia - R&B singer from Canada: "Stranger In My House"
  • Tashina - teen singer from southern California being "test-marketed" by Tiffany's former manager/producer George Tobin: "Aphrodite"
  • Tatiana [1] - Mexican '80s teen pop star turned '90s-present Spanish-language kids' TV host (El Espacio de Tatiana): "Chicas De Hoy"
  • Tatiana [2] - French-Caribbean singer who released some solo albums in the late '80s and early '90s, and also teamed with another singer on the 1988 duet album Tatiana & Zouti. Considered part of the "Zouk" genre of music: "Hey Girl"
  • Tatiana [3] - Croatian late-'80s pop star who immigrated to the U.S. and is now a singer/actress: "Like The Virgin" [a religious song, not to be confused with Madonna's "Like A Virgin"]
  • Tatiana [4] - Russian-American singer specializing in traditional folk Russian and Gypsy music: "Oh, my darling mother (Matushka)"
  • Tatjana - Serbian/Dutch singer/actress: "Awaka Boy"
  • Thalia - Mexican singer, now married to record exec Tommy Mottola (former husband of Mariah Carey): "Pienso En Ti"
  • Tiffany [1] - '60s British vocalist: "Am I Dreaming"
  • Tiffany [2] - Late '70s Dutch band: "Late Night Show"
  • Tiffany [3] - Stage name of Canadian singer Kimberly Warnock, who recorded "Remembering Love" and "In The Dark" in the mid '80s.
  • Tiffany [4] - Late '80s teen pop star who's now making a comeback: "I Think We're Alone Now"
  • Tiffany [5] - German band (I think they just perform cover tunes, and haven't released any records)
  • Tiffany [6] - Italian singer (a single released in 2000 has turned up on Ebay and some other sites): "Flies like an Angel"
  • Tiffany [7] - Rapper / R&B singer who also goes by the name "Charli Baltimore"; appears on Cam'ron song "Daydreaming"
  • Tiffany [8] - R&B / jazz singer from Texas (Tiffany Nichole Tatum): "Tainted Love"
  • Yanni - An instrumental "new-age" keyboardist: "Reflections of Passion"
  • Yuri - Female Latina singer: "Ya No Vives En Mi"
  • Xuxa - Brazilian dance-pop and children's-music singer and TV host; sometimes labeled "Queen of the Children," a title also sometimes given to Tatiana [1], which would seem to put the two in competition, but Brazilians speak Portuguese instead of Spanish, making it a different market: "Profecias (Fim Do Mundo)"
  • Zoe - British singer of early '90s: "Sunshine On a Rainy Day"

Other Tiffanys

[Picture: Dutch 'Tiffany' Single] [Picture: Italian 'Tiffany' Single] [Picture: Texas 'Tiffany' Album]

Will the Real Tatiana Please Stand Up?

[Picture: Tatiana #1] [Picture: Tatiana #2] [Picture: Tatiana #3]
Tatiana #1 Tatiana #2 Tatiana #3
[Picture: Tatiana #4] [Picture: Tatjana] ...and there may be more Tatianas that I haven't yet discovered!
Tatiana #4 Tatjana  

 

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