Music Trivia and Answers

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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.
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."

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Which popular singer is affectionately referred to as "the Boss"?

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Answer: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce "the boss" Springsteen is most-widely known for his 1984 classic "Born in the U.S.A.".

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Which well-known Hollywood actor claims he turned down an opportunity to be a member of the Backstreet Boys?

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Answer: Ryan Gosling
Considering the success he has achieved as a leading male actor in Hollywood, it is unlikely the Ryan Gosling - who is reputed to be a better vocalist than even Justin Timberlake - regretted his decision not to join the Backstreet Boys.

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Which one of Prince's songs reached highest on the music charts?

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Answer: When Dove's Cry
Prince, full name Prince Rogers Nelson, was an American singer-songwriter.

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Which artist(s) won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1990?

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Answer: Milli Vanilli
The infamous Milli Vanilli won this award in 1990 for their outstanding debut album "Girl You Know It's True", though they later returned it after it was revealed they didn't actually perform any of the vocals.

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"Hallelujah" is a song written by which Canadian recording artist?

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Answer: Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen was a not only a Canadian singer, but also a songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter.

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Which singer began her rise to superstardom actually as a dancer on a sketch-comedy television program?

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Answer: Jennifer Lopez
Before she was an accomplished singer or actress, Jennifer Lopez was actually a dancer on the Wayans Brothers' television program In Living Color during the early 1990's.



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