Taylor Swift confirmed her actor boyfriend is the William Bowery credited with co-writing folklore tracks “betty” and “exile.” Turns out he’s a gifted pianist and singer!
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As Nils Sjöberg, Swift collabed with then-BF Calvin Harris and Rihanna on “This Is What You Came For.” She confirmed her participation after their contentious breakup.
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He’s never confirmed the theory, but fans suspect the “Watermelon Sugar” rocker has used the name Mick Greenberg to write tracks for Ariana Grande and Alex & Sierra.
The late legend tested a number of songwriting aliases during his prolific career, including Jamie Starr, The Starr Company, Joey Coco and Alexander Nevermind.
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The Beatle wrote “Woman” for Peter and Gordon as Bernard Webb. He also recorded “My Dark Hour” with the Steve Miller Band as Paul Ramon.
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The Beatles loved a good pen name. Lennon played the guitar on longtime love Yoko Ono’s song “Woman Power” and was credited as John O’Cean.
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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards produced many albums as The Glimmer Twins. And the whole band credited themselves as the writer Nanker Phelge on early songs.
The country superstar recorded a 1999 album as Chris Gaines, a rocker alter-ego with very emo hair. It flopped, but Brooks plans to re-release the music.
The jazz icon wrote “Boplicity” under his mother’s name, Cleo Henry — supposedly to slip out of contractual obligations to a different music publishing house.
The Rocket Man has penned singles under pseudonyms like Reggae Dwight (a play on his birth name, Reginald Dwight) and Ann Orso.
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