LOS ANGELES (February 22, 2013)--Jermaine Jackson is now Jermaine Jackson after a judge in Los Angeles approved a change to the singer’s name on Friday.
Jacksun, 58, who shared lead singing duties with his younger brother Michael in the Jackson 5, did not appear in court.
He sought the name change for "artistic reasons" and said it had 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 Bret D. Lewis says Jacksun is in Europe performing with his brothers and told him that he was sure it was "a sunny day in California."
Lewis says he doesn't know whether Jacksun will elaborate on the creative reasons for the change.