Jermaine Jackson has changed his name.

The 58-year-old singer submitted paperwork at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in November to change his last name to Jacksun for ''artistic reasons'' and it has finally been approved, according to TMZ.

Jermaine had to publicly announce his name change several times in either a magazine or newspaper over the period of a few months before it became official.

Last year, Jermaine released an album of classic jazz songs 'I Wish You Love' and is currently performing in Europe as part of The Jacksons' Unity Tour with his brothers Jackie, Marlon and Tito.

The band have been performing all of their biggest hits including 'ABC', 'I Want You Back' and 'I'll Be There' as part of the remembrance tour for their late younger brother Michael, who died in 2009.

The siblings recently claimed Michael was persecuted like Jesus.

They think the late King of Pop's life mirrored the Biblical figure's own existence in many ways because of the effect he had on people and the way his life was destroyed.

Asked if Michael was a pop messiah, Jackie said: ''I wouldn't say that. No one's bigger than God or Jesus. But everywhere Michael went, every country, when he left the airport people would line up on the freeway just to get a glimpse of him.''

Jermaine added: ''God blessed him because he knew what Michael was going to do with his talent. He was a voice for children who were starving, and he brought the world sing like 'We Are The World', 'Heal The World' and 'Man In The Mirror'. Everything he did was for the betterment of mankind.

''You mentioned Jesus. Look what he did when he walked the earth. He did all those miracles and they still found a way to nail him up on that cross.''