Pop - Rock Music Trivia and Answers

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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
"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.

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

Who was the first female singer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

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Answer: Aretha Franklin
In 1987, the late Aretha Franklin (1942 - 2018) became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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.

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Which band's debut album was entitled "Appetite for Destruction"?

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Answer: Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses hit the music scene in 1987 with their debut album "Appetite for Destruction" which eventually hit number-one on the Billboard 200, albeit a year after its release.

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Kenneth Edmonds is the legal name of which prominent music artist?

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Answer: Babyface
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds decades of putting forth hit music as a singer, songwriter and producer has earned him over 10 Grammy Awards.

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

Easy

R. Kelly's unforgettable "I Believe I Can Fly" was originally featured on the soundtrack of which movie?

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Answer: Space Jam
The soundtrack of Space Jam - a 1996 film featuring basketball star Michael Jordan and cartoon star Bugs Bunny - included Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", perhaps the most-inspirational song to come out in the 1990's.

Medium

Which iconic songstress actually grew up on a Christmas tree farm?

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Answer: Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift spent the early years of her life living on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania which was owned by her father.

Hard

In 2009, which artist set the record for the longest leap to number-one in Billboard Hot 100 history?

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Answer: Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson's 2009 hit "My Life Would Suck Without You" jumped from number-97 to number-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the course of a week and set a record for such in the process. Clarkson also set the record back in 2002 with "A Moment Like This", which jumped from 52nd to 1st place.



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