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

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Answer: Kesha
More information: 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.

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In early 2019, Ariana Grande held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot 100. Who is the only other artist(s) to have achieved this feat prior to her?

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Answer: The Beatles
More information: The Beatles actually possessed all top-5 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week dated 4 April 1964.

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Which famous American pop singer was actually born in the State of Hawaii?

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Answer: Bruno Mars
More information: Bruno Mars is not a product of North America but was actually born in Honolulu, the capitol of Hawaii, to a Puerto Rican / Jewish father and a Filipino / Spanish mother.

Easy

Kelly Rowland was once a fellow band mate of which other famous singer?

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Answer: Beyoncé
More information: After an ultra-popular run in the early part of the century Destiny's Child, headlined by Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland, disbanded in 2006, though they occasionally do reunion shows.

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In 1989, which pop group was formed consisting of members from the 1980's boy band New Edition?

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Answer: BBD
More information: New Edition backup vocalists Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe went on to form BBD and achieve headline fame in their own right.

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

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Answer: Wrestling
More information: 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

The Redlands drug bust was a famous 1960's incident involving which band?

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Answer: The Rolling Stones
More information: The Rolling Stones grew in popularity after police raided Keith Richards' mansion in West Wittering, England - known as "Redlands" - and arrested he and Mick Jagger for possession of hash and amphetamines.

Medium

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.".

Hard

Which rock legend's real name is William Bailey?

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Answer: Axl Rose
More information: William Bailey's stage name, Axl Rose, is actually an anagram for "oral sex".

VeryHard

The theme song to the 1990's Fox Network television sitcom Get a Life was performed by which band?

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Answer: R.E.M.
More information: The opening sequence to the hilarious Get a Life featured the memorable rock song "Stand" by R.E.M.



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