Music Trivia and Answers

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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".

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Which rappers were admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame amid controversy - including the move being criticized by Gene Simmons himself - in 2016?

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Answer: N.W.A.
More information: Ice Cube, member of N.W.A., defended their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by stating, "You goddamn right we rock n' roll."

Hard

In 2009, which artist set the record for the longest leap to number-one in Billboard Hot 100 history?

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Answer: Kelly Clarkson
More information: 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.

Easy

R. Kelly's unforgettable "I Believe I Can Fly" was originally featured on the soundtrack of which movie?

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Answer: Space Jam
More information: The soundtrack of Space Jam - a 1996 film featuring basketball star Michael Jordan and cartoon star Bugs Bunny - included Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", perhaps the most-inspirational song to come out in the 1990's.

VeryHard

Who was the first Western music artist(s) to be allowed to perform a concert in China?

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Answer: Wham!
More information: Wham!'s 1985 visit to and concerts in China were both firsts by a Western pop act in that country.

VeryHard

The theme song to the 1990's Fox Network television sitcom Get a Life was performed by which band?

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Answer: R.E.M.
More information: The opening sequence to the hilarious Get a Life featured the memorable rock song "Stand" by R.E.M.

Medium

Which music legend was sentenced to six years in prison in 1988?

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Answer: James Brown
More information: James Brown received a six-year sentence in May of 1988 for a number of charges, most notable perhaps being leading police on a car case through two states, though he only spent two years in prison for the charges.

Medium

Which rock band made a brief yet memorable appearance in The Simpsons Movie (2007)?

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Answer: Green Day
More information: Green Day performed - and then perished - at the beginning of this animated movie based on the long-running television show by the same name.

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Mi Reflejo was a Spanish-speaking album released by which famous musician?

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Answer: Christina Aguilera
More information: Despite having an Ecuadorian father, Christina Aguilera did not know any Spanish when she began recording 2000's Mi Reflejo, which translates as "my reflection".



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