Answer: Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson's 2009 hit "My Life Would Suck Without You" jumped from number-97 to number-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the course of a week and set a record for such in the process. Clarkson also set the record back in 2002 with "A Moment Like This", which jumped from 52nd to 1st place.
Answer: Black Sabbath
Ozzy Osbourne was a founding member of Black Sabbath but after 11 years of service was sacked from the group in 1979 due to drug-abuse issues.
At the tender age of 16, Lavigne signed her first recording contract during a trip to New York after impressing the legendary music executive, L.A. Reid.
Madonna's influence on American and indeed global music is undeniable, thus earning her the generally-accepted title of "Queen of Pop".
Dogstar released albums in 1996 and 2000 with Keanu Reeves serving primarily the role of bassist.
Answer: Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones is widely regarded as one of the greatest music producers of all time. In addition to Thriller, Jones also produced MJ's prior album, Off the Wall (1979).
Answer: Simon & Garfunkel
"The Concert in Central Park", which attracted a whopping half-a-million spectators, featured the short-lived reunion of Simon & Garfunkel after the pair had disbanded approximately a decade earlier.
Answer: Whitney Houston
Starting in 1985 with "Saving All My Love For You" and ending in 1988 with "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", the late Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012) had seven consecutive number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.