Music Trivia and Answers

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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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Which of the following rock legends died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound?

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Answer: Kurt Cobain
More information: Kurt Cobain of Nirvana fame committed suicide at the age of 27 in 1994. Although his career was very brief, he established himself as one of the greatest rockers in modern history.

Medium

An album or single is certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) if it has sold at least how many copies?

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Answer: 10 Million
More information: An album or single must have sold at least 10 million copies before it receives diamond certification from the RIAA.

Hard

The first commercial music compact disc to be sold in the United States was an album by which artist?

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Answer: Bruce Springsteen
More information: Bruce Springsteen's 1984 classic Born in the U.S.A. was the first music CD sold commercially in American history.

Hard

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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The late Michael Jackson is widely known as the "King of Pop". But who is considered the "Queen of Pop"?

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Answer: Madonna
More information: Madonna's influence on American and indeed global music is undeniable, thus earning her the generally-accepted title of "Queen of Pop".

VeryHard

In 1981, which British city granted a street name respectively to each of the four classic Beatles?

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Answer: Liverpool
More information: Paul McCartney Way, John Lennon Drive, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive are all streets you will find in Liverpool, England.

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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.

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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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