Music Trivia and Answers

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Who was the first female singer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

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Answer: Aretha Franklin
More information: In 1987, the late Aretha Franklin (1942 - 2018) became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Hard

There are only two artists to have won Album of the Year on three different occasions in the first 60 years of Grammy history. One is Frank Sinatra. Who is the other?

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Answer: Stevie Wonder
More information: Stevie Wonder dominated the music scene during the early 1970's, as he won Album of the Year for "Innvervisions" (1973), "Fulfillingness' First Finale" (1974) and "Songs In The Key Of Life" (1976).

Easy

Which music diva lost both her brother and husband to cancer in 2016?

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Answer: Celine Dion
More information: Celine Dion lost her husband, René Angélil and her brother, Daniel Dion, both to cancer, within the span of two days in January of 2016.

Medium

In 2015, a song by which artist became the only song to have sold over a million downloads in just a single week?

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Answer: Adele
More information: With over 1.1 million copies sold during its debut week, Adele's "Hello" reigns well above the second track on the list - Flo Rida's "Right Round" - for the song to sell the most downloads in a single week.

Easy

What was the first music video played on MTV?

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Answer: Video Killed the Radio Star

VeryHard

Urban Renewal was a 2001 tribute album dedicated to which iconic artist?

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Answer: Phil Collins
More information: The most notable track on Urban Renewal, a tribute album to Phil Collins, was Brandy and Ray J's rendition of "Another Day in Paradise".

Medium

Michael Jackson's 1982 album "Thriller" featured a duet with which other legendary artist?

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Answer: Paul McCartney
More information: The only duet featured on the entirety of "Thriller" is Jackson's classic duet with Paul McCartney on the song "The Girl Is Mine".

Medium

Which of the following artists has been described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music"?

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Answer: Jimi Hendrix
More information: Although Jimi Hendrix had a relatively-brief musical career before his untimely death at the age of 27, he is widely considered as one of if not the greatest rock guitarists the world has ever seen.

Medium

Which rapper is featured on Fifth Harmony's song "Worth It"?

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Answer: Kid Ink
More information: Kid Ink's real name is Brian Todd Collins and he has actively been rapping since 2005. His first album "Up and Away" debuted in 2012.

Hard

In 2019, which pop singer claims that US President Donald Trump called her after she performed at the 2013 MTV VMAs?

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Answer: Miley Cyrus
More information: In 2019, Miley Cyrus claimed that business mogul Donald Trump, in his pre-presidential days, called to congratulate her after her infamous twerking performance at the 2013 MTV VMA Awards. At the time Kelly was 19, and the Donald would have been about 65 years old.



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