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The musical group 3T are all relatives of which legendary pop musician?

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Answer: Michael Jackson
More information: Though never reaching lasting superstardom themselves, 3T peaked in fame with their 1995 duet "Why" alongside their uncle, Michael Jackson.

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Which pop music duo held a free concert in New York City's Central Park in 1981 that attracted about half a million fans?

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Answer: Simon & Garfunkel
More information: "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.

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In 2000, which artist(s) won the British Phonographic Industry (BRIT) Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music?

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Answer: The Spice Girls
More information: The BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music - previously won by the likes of the Beatles and Queen - was presented to the Spice Girls in the year 2000.

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"Rivers of Babylon" is a hit song sung by which outstanding musical group?

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Answer: Boney M.
More information: Though originally sung by reggae group the Melodians in 1970, it was Boney M.'s rendition of "Rivers of Babylon" which became a hit, especially in the UK where it is one of top-10 selling singles of all-time.

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In 2011, which music superstar launched her own social media website?

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Answer: Lady Gaga
More information: In 2011 Lady Gaga launched her "Little Monsters" social media network, specifically to cater to her thousands of fans.

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What is the stage name of David Evans, who has been a prominent rock star throughout the last quarter of the 20th century and beyond?

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Answer: The Edge
More information: David Evans is better known by his stage name, the Edge, as he serves as lead guitarist for Irish rock band U2.

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In 2000, which artist(s) tied Michael Jackson's 1984 record of winning eight Grammys in a single year?

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Answer: Santana
More information: Latin supergroup Santana won eight Grammy Awards in 2000, tying the record set by Michael Jackson, which as of 2019 has yet to be broken.

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The Chainsmokers' and Halsey's 2016 track "Closer" was inspired by another song by which 1990's rock band?

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Answer: Blink-182
More information: According to the Chainsmokers', their hit "Closer" with Halsey was inspired by Blink-182's "I Miss You" (2004), with Halsey actually giving a shoutout to Blink-during the lyrics of the song.



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