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!

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Which artist(s) did US President George W. Bush once call "the biggest threat to American youth since polio"?

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Answer: Eminem
In 2001, President Bush directed this unflattering comment to none other than Eminem whose brash, froward lyrics were at the time turning the American music industry on its head.

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Urban Renewal was a 2001 tribute album dedicated to which iconic artist?

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Answer: Phil Collins
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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The Band-Aid supergroup was formed in 1984 to raise money for famine relief in what troubled African nation?

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Answer: Ethiopia
Band-Aid consisted of mostly British and Irish acts such as U2, Wham! and Culture Club, who were committed to alleviating poverty in the East African nation of Ethiopia.

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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
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 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.

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Which reality TV star was a cowriter of TLC's 1999 hit "No Scrubs"?

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Answer: Kandi Burruss
Being more than a reality TV star, Kandi Burruss is also an accomplished musician, earning a Grammy Award for her writing contributions to "No Scrubs".

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Musician Peter Tork died on 21 February 2019. Which band was he a part of?

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Answer: The Monkees
Peter Tork was a founding member of the Monkees, a 1960's band that is famous for producing hit music as well as starring in a very-popular television show.

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Which of the following pop music sensation hails from the African nation of Nigeria?

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Answer: Sade
Sade Adu hails from the city of Ibadan, located in the West African country of Nigeria.

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Michael Jackson's Thriller was produced by which iconic music producer?

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Answer: Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones is widely regarded as one of the greatest music producers of all time. In addition to Thriller, Jones also produced MJ's prior album, Off the Wall (1979).

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



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