11 Musician Names You Might Be Misprounouncing

Prepare to be surprised because you may have been pronouncing these musicians' names wrong.


The band says their name is pronounced hahy-uhm, two syllables.

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The one everybody gets wrong. It's Ree-anna not Ree-ahna.


Bon Iver

Even Jack Black mispronounced this band's name when they won a Grammy in 2012. It's bone-ee-vare according Justin Vernon, the man who came up with the name.

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Mack-le-more and not Mack-el-more.



Watch the end of this video and you'll find out Bjork rhymes with jerk: be-yerk.


Sigur Ros

In the handy pronunciation guide on the band's website, they tell us their name is pronounced si-ur rose.



Goh-tee-ay is how you say this name.

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This Nigerian name is hard for many to pronounce exactly right but it's best to say sha-day. 

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Lykke Li

The Swedish singer says her name like lickee-lee.

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Although he says it's ok to say ho-jer, when Hozier says his own name, he says hose-ee-er.


Ray Davies

The lead singer of The Kinks does not pronounce his last name like it looks, dave-ees. The man himself said it is Daviz with the "zee" kind of muted.


Tell us in the comments which name were you most surprised to learn how to pronounce. For more fun find out which authors' names you have been pronouncing wrong!

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