Lady A vs Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum is now “Lady A” — but so is a black blues singer who’s performed music under the name for 20 years. “For them to not even reach out is pure privilege,” says the woman with the original moniker

https://www.rollingstone.com./pro/news/lady-antebellum-lady-a-country-blues-1013919/

Lady A on Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/5RypFF6rN9MUxFe4aAWA28

Lady Antebellum on Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/user/ladyantebellum

Lady A Entertainment LLC’s trademark registration for LADY A

covers the following goods:

Series of musical sound recordings; pre-recorded compact discs [and DVDs] featuring musical entertainment [ ; digital media, namely, downloadable audio files and downloadable audio and video recordings featuring musical entertainment; downloadable musical sound recordings; downloadable video recordings featuring musical entertainment; musical video recordings; video recordings featuring musical entertainment ]International Class(es):009 – Primary Class

The specimen of use of Lady A is hardly noticeable on the album cover.

The specimen of use of Lady A is hardly noticeable on the album cover.

Controversy on Twitter

But Rolling Stone says the blues Lady A has been using the name for 20 years, so there’s that. https://twitter.com/pchestek/status/1271506027268182018?s=20