Pop - Rock Music Trivia and Answers

At TriviaQN we have a sweet spot for music in general. The pop and rock music we have all lived through has expressed the signs o' the times and we have loved it for it. We'll always love it for providing the soundtrack of our day to day. But, in addition to the soundtrack this music has also provided a huge amount of its back stages as trivia for us to marvel and to sometimes be shocked at. We are confident you know all of it. Or at least most of it. Don't you?

Challenge yourself with a Pop - Rock Music Trivia Quiz!

Easy

Which singer began her rise to fame as the winner of the inaugural season of reality-based talent show "American Idol"?

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Answer: Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has achieved great success as a professional singer, with her achievements being traced back to winning the first season of "American Idol" back in 2002.

Easy

In 2014, music producer Dr. Luke initiated legal action against which pop singer?

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Answer: Kesha
The lawsuit of Kesha v. Dr. Luke began in 2014 with Luke filing charges of defamation and breach of contract against Kesha, and Kesha and her mother countersuing for sexual harassment, emotional distress, etc. As of the beginning of 2019 the case is yet to be resolved.

Medium

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

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Answer: James Brown
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.

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

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

Medium

Bruno Mars' dad nicknamed him "Bruno" because he resembled an athlete from which sport?

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Answer: Wrestling
Bruno Mars' dad, Peter Hernandez, started calling him "Bruno" at the age of two due to a perceived resemblance to Bruno Sammartino (1935 - 2018), a former WWF wrestler.

Hard

Which band recorded an album in the same California house where an infamous mass murder occurred?

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Answer: Nine Inch Nails
Although he didn't think much of it when renting the place, later Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor felt regret for renting the home where Charles Manson and his followers committed the Tate murders in 1969. The Nine Inch Nails recorded most of their 1994 album The Downward Spiral there.

Easy

Which of the following songstresses was a member of The Mickey Mouse Club early in her career?

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Answer: Britney Spears
Before she even reached her teens Britney Spears was a member of the 1993-1994 incarnation of The Mickey Mouse Club alongside fellow future superstars Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.

Hard

Which of the following famous singers is actually godmother to Elton John's two sons?

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Answer: Lady Gaga
After being impressed with her skills in managing his eldest son, Zachary, Elton John also named Lady Gaga the godmother of the younger, Elijah.

Easy

Miley Cyrus' dad is a superstar in his own right, specializing in which type of music?

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Answer: Country
Miley's father Billy Ray Cyrus is considered a legend in country music, having achieved multiple awards and milestones throughout his career.

Hard

In 2008, which artist broke the record for the youngest ever to win a Grammy for Album of the Year?

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Answer: Taylor Swift
In 2008 Taylor Swift became the youngest artist ever to win Album of the Year for her 2008 sophomore release, "Fearless", at 20 years of age.



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