How Well Do You Know Music Industry?

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How Well Do You Know Music Industry? - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    At the 2009 GRAMMY Awards, Taylor Swift won Best Female Vocal Performance for what song?

    • A.

      Fifteen

    • B.

      Love Story

    • C.

      White Horse

    • D.

      You Belong With Me

    Correct Answer
    C. White Horse
    Explanation
    At the 2009 GRAMMY Awards, Taylor Swift won Best Female Vocal Performance for her song "White Horse." This song showcases Swift's emotional storytelling and vulnerable vocals, which resonated with listeners and earned her critical acclaim. The lyrics of "White Horse" explore themes of heartbreak and disappointment in a relationship, and Swift's heartfelt delivery connected with audiences, ultimately leading to her win in this category.

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  • 2. 

    Which two Monkees songs use "Never mind that furthermore the plea is self-defense"?

    • A.

      Zilch and No Time

    • B.

      Salesman and Mary Mary

    • C.

      Going Down and Zilch

    • D.

      Zilch and D.W. Washburn

    Correct Answer
    A. Zilch and No Time
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Zilch and No Time. These two Monkees songs both contain the line "Never mind that furthermore the plea is self-defense."

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  • 3. 

    How old was Davy Jones when he died?

    • A.

      60

    • B.

      68

    • C.

      64

    • D.

      66

    Correct Answer
    D. 66
    Explanation
    Davy Jones was 66 years old when he died.

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  • 4. 

    What was the cause of Davy Jones' death?

    • A.

      Car Accident

    • B.

      Heart Attack

    • C.

      Cancer

    • D.

      Drug Overdose

    Correct Answer
    B. Heart Attack
    Explanation
    Davy Jones' cause of death was a heart attack.

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  • 5. 

    What was the early stage name of Mickey Dolenz?

    • A.

      Mickey Jones

    • B.

      He Didn't Use One

    • C.

      Mark Dolenza

    • D.

      Mickey Braddock

    Correct Answer
    D. Mickey Braddock
    Explanation
    Mickey Braddock was the early stage name of Mickey Dolenz. This name was used by Dolenz before he became known as Mickey Dolenz.

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  • 6. 

    What was the name of the Monkees' feature film?

    • A.

      Head

    • B.

      Headquarters

    • C.

      Elephant Parts

    • D.

      Heart and Soul

    Correct Answer
    A. Head
    Explanation
    "Head" is the correct answer because it was the name of the Monkees' feature film. Released in 1968, "Head" was a surreal and experimental movie that starred the members of the Monkees and was directed by Bob Rafelson. The film was a critical and commercial failure upon its initial release but has since gained a cult following for its unconventional narrative and visual style.

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  • 7. 

    Who followed David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar as the third lead singer of Van Halen?

    • A.

      Peter Cetera

    • B.

      Gavin Rossdale

    • C.

      Gary Cherone

    • D.

      John Corabi

    Correct Answer
    C. Gary Cherone
    Explanation
    Gary Cherone followed David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar as the third lead singer of Van Halen.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first female artist to debut on the U.S. Billboard album chart at #1?

    • A.

      Madonna

    • B.

      Janet Jackson

    • C.

      Whitney Houston

    • D.

      Mariah Carey

    Correct Answer
    C. Whitney Houston
    Explanation
    Whitney Houston was the first female artist to debut at #1 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. Her debut album, "Whitney Houston," was released in 1985 and immediately topped the charts, making her the first female artist to achieve this feat. This groundbreaking achievement solidified her status as a powerhouse in the music industry and paved the way for other female artists to follow in her footsteps.

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  • 9. 

    Which Guns N' Roses song was its only #1 hit?

    • A.

      Estranged

    • B.

      November Rain

    • C.

      Don't Cry

    • D.

      Sweet Child O' Mine

    Correct Answer
    D. Sweet Child O' Mine
    Explanation
    "Sweet Child O' Mine" is the correct answer because it was the only Guns N' Roses song to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was released in 1988 and became a huge commercial success, propelling the band to mainstream popularity. Its catchy guitar riff and memorable lyrics have made it one of Guns N' Roses' most iconic and beloved songs.

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  • 10. 

    Who sang the 1980's hit "Heaven is a Place on Earth"?

    • A.

      Belinda Carlisle

    • B.

      Bonnie Tyler

    • C.

      The Go-Go's

    • D.

      Debbie Gibson

    Correct Answer
    A. Belinda Carlisle
    Explanation
    Belinda Carlisle is the correct answer because she is the artist who sang the 1980's hit "Heaven is a Place on Earth." The song was released in 1987 as the lead single from her second solo studio album. It became a massive success, reaching the top of the charts in several countries and becoming one of Carlisle's signature songs.

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  • 11. 

    On Machine Heads album, Through The Ashes Of Empires, on track 3,Left Unfinished, what name is mentioned?

    • A.

      Scott Herming

    • B.

      Michael Falagan Smith

    • C.

      Lawrence Matthew Cardine

    • D.

      Tito Ortiz

    Correct Answer
    C. Lawrence Matthew Cardine
    Explanation
    The correct answer, Lawrence Matthew Cardine, is mentioned on the album "Through The Ashes Of Empires" by Machine Head.

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  • 12. 

    The Beatles 1976 hit "Rock and Roll Music" was originally recorded by what artist?

    • A.

      Ritchie Valens

    • B.

      Little Richard

    • C.

      Elvis Presley

    • D.

      Chuck Berry

    Correct Answer
    D. Chuck Berry
    Explanation
    Chuck Berry is the correct answer because he originally recorded the hit song "Rock and Roll Music." Although The Beatles also released a version of the song in 1976, it was Berry who first recorded and popularized it. Known as one of the pioneers of rock and roll, Chuck Berry's influence on the genre is undeniable, and his rendition of "Rock and Roll Music" remains one of his most iconic songs.

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  • 13. 

    Which former member of N*SYNC won 4 awards at the 2013 VMAs?

    • A.

      Justin Timberlake

    • B.

      JC Chavez

    • C.

      Lance Bass

    • D.

      Joey Fatone

    Correct Answer
    A. Justin Timberlake
    Explanation
    Justin Timberlake won 4 awards at the 2013 VMAs because he was a former member of N*SYNC and had a successful solo career. He was recognized for his talent and achievements in the music industry during that year's VMAs.

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  • 14. 

    Which artist performed "Applause" at the 2013 VMAs?

    • A.

      Robert Plant

    • B.

      Bob Dylan

    • C.

      Lady Gaga

    • D.

      Paul Simon

    Correct Answer
    C. Lady Gaga
    Explanation
    Lady Gaga performed "Applause" at the 2013 VMAs.

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  • 15. 

    Which artist performed his song "Gorilla" at the 2013 VMAs?

    • A.

      Ryan Lewis

    • B.

      Justin Timberlake

    • C.

      Drake

    • D.

      Bruno Mars

    Correct Answer
    D. Bruno Mars
    Explanation
    Bruno Mars performed his song "Gorilla" at the 2013 VMAs.

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  • 16. 

    Which band reunited to perform "Bye Bye Bye" at the 2013 VMAs?

    • A.

      N*SYNC

    • B.

      Backstreet Boys

    • C.

      Sublime

    • D.

      New Kids on the Block

    Correct Answer
    A. N*SYNC
    Explanation
    N*SYNC reunited to perform "Bye Bye Bye" at the 2013 VMAs.

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  • 17. 

    Which song did Robin Thicke perform with Miley Cyrus at the 2013 VMAs?

    • A.

      Teenage Riot

    • B.

      Immigrant Song

    • C.

      Cheepnis

    • D.

      Blurred Lines

    Correct Answer
    D. Blurred Lines
    Explanation
    Robin Thicke performed the song "Blurred Lines" with Miley Cyrus at the 2013 VMAs.

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  • 18. 

    Justin Timberlake won Video of the Year at the 2013 VMAs for which song?

    • A.

      Sexy Back

    • B.

      Train

    • C.

      Venus in Furs

    • D.

      Mirrors

    Correct Answer
    D. Mirrors
    Explanation
    Justin Timberlake won Video of the Year at the 2013 VMAs for his song "Mirrors". This song was a major hit and received critical acclaim for its catchy melody and emotional lyrics. The music video for "Mirrors" also garnered attention for its artistic and visually stunning concept. Timberlake's win for Video of the Year at the VMAs further solidified his status as a successful and influential artist in the music industry.

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  • 19. 

    Which artist won Best Female Video at the 2013 VMAs for "I Knew You Were Trouble"?

    • A.

      Taylor Swift

    • B.

      Pink

    • C.

      Demi Lovato

    • D.

      Rihanna

    Correct Answer
    A. Taylor Swift
    Explanation
    In 2013, Taylor Swift won Best Female Video at the VMAs for her song "I Knew You Were Trouble." This award recognizes her achievement as the best female artist in the music video category for that year.

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  • 20. 

    Who won Artist to Watch at the 2013 VMAs?

    • A.

      J. Cole

    • B.

      Lady Gaga

    • C.

      Rihanna

    • D.

      Austin Mahone

    Correct Answer
    D. Austin Mahone
    Explanation
    Austin Mahone won Artist to Watch at the 2013 VMAs.

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  • 21. 

    Which award did 30 Seconds to Mars' "Up in the Air" win at the 2013 VMAs?

    • A.

      Best Hip-Hop Video

    • B.

      Best Choreography

    • C.

      Best Rock Video

    • D.

      Best Collaboration

    Correct Answer
    C. Best Rock Video
    Explanation
    "Up in the Air" by 30 Seconds to Mars won the award for Best Rock Video at the 2013 VMAs. This award is given to the music video that is considered the best in the rock genre, based on factors such as the song's popularity, the creativity of the video, and the overall impact it has on the audience.

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  • 22. 

    Pink won Best Collaboration at the 2013 VMAs for her work on "Just Give Me a Reason" with which artist?

    • A.

      Doctor Shoals

    • B.

      Nate Reuss

    • C.

      Pitbull

    • D.

      Timbaland

    Correct Answer
    B. Nate Reuss
    Explanation
    Pink won Best Collaboration at the 2013 VMAs for her work on "Just Give Me a Reason" with Nate Reuss.

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  • 23. 

    Which video by Capital Cities won Best Visual Effects at the 2013 VMAs?

    • A.

      Sight and Sound

    • B.

      Safe and Sound

    • C.

      Sop and Sound

    • D.

      Song and Sound

    Correct Answer
    B. Safe and Sound
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Safe and Sound" because it won Best Visual Effects at the 2013 VMAs.

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  • 24. 

    Which band's song "Best Song Ever" won Best Song of the Summer at the 2013 VMAs?

    • A.

      One Direction

    • B.

      Gorillaz

    • C.

      The Replacements

    • D.

      Daft Punk

    Correct Answer
    A. One Direction
    Explanation
    One Direction's song "Best Song Ever" won Best Song of the Summer at the 2013 VMAs. This indicates that the band One Direction was recognized and awarded for their song at the 2013 VMAs.

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  • 25. 

    Which rapper was nominated for Best Song With a Social Message at the 2013 VMAs?

    • A.

      DMX

    • B.

      Snoop Lion

    • C.

      Ice Cube

    • D.

      Lil Jon

    Correct Answer
    B. Snoop Lion
    Explanation
    Snoop Lion was nominated for Best Song With a Social Message at the 2013 VMAs. This nomination was likely due to his song "No Guns Allowed," which addresses the issue of gun violence and advocates for peace. Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, has been known to use his platform to speak out on social issues, making him a fitting nominee for this category.

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