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Jermaine Jackson changes surname to Jacksun

In this June 22, 2012 file photo, Jermaine Jackson performs with The Jacksons on their Unity Tour 2012 at Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN. (Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

February 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Jermaine Jackson has a new name. A Los Angeles judge approved the change of the singer's last name to Jacksun.

The former Jackson Five singer went through the legal process of changing one letter in his last name for "artistic reasons."

Jacksun says the change has nothing to do with a recent rift in his family over the care of Michael Jackson's children and family matriarch Katherine Jackson.

His attorney says Jacksun is in Europe performing with his brothers and told him that he was sure it was "a sunny day in California."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.