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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
More information: 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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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.

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

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

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In 2019, which pop singer claims that US President Donald Trump called her after she performed at the 2013 MTV VMAs?

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Answer: Miley Cyrus
More information: In 2019, Miley Cyrus claimed that business mogul Donald Trump, in his pre-presidential days, called to congratulate her after her infamous twerking performance at the 2013 MTV VMA Awards. At the time Kelly was 19, and the Donald would have been about 65 years old.

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Who was the first female artist in history to have four consecutive singles from one album reach the top-5 in the Billboard Hot 100?

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Answer: Cyndi Lauper
More information: Cyndi Lauper's 1983 classic She's So Unusual produced a number of hits, most notably amongst them being "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time".

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

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

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

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Answer: James Brown
More information: 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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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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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.
More information: 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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The first successful mainstream collaboration of rock music and rap music featured Aerosmith teaming up with which rap crew?

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Answer: Run DMC
More information: Aerosmith and Run DMC's 1986 hit "Walk This Way" is considered to be the song which officially introduced White audiences to rap music, which is one of the reasons why both groups currently reside in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



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