We recently learned that the Jiggaman, Jay-Z, has officially dropped the hyphen from his name, probably because hyphens are really annoying to type, amirite? Though the change apparently happened a few albums ago, a hyphen-less Jay Z is news to us.
Getting used to typing Jay Z without the hyphen is going to take some practice. How do we know this? Because we're still calling Lily Rose Cooper "Lily Allen," and because we never indulged Prince on that whole "Love Symbol #2" thing.
Take a look at our list of some other artists who made big name changes during their career. It worked for some (Diddy) while others are still trying to get us to make the big switcheroo (sorry, Snoop Lion).