175 Pop Music Trivia Questions (Ranked From Easiest to Hardest)

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January 4, 2024
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175 Pop Music Trivia Questions Ranked From Easiest to Hardest (Updated For 2024)

  1. What Pharrell Williams song was released on his 2014 album “Girl”, and was heavily featured on the soundtrack for “Despicable Me 2?” As the song instructs, because he’s ______, you should clap along if you feel like a room without a roof.

    Answer: Happy

  2. What artist, with nicknames including “His Royal Badness” and “The High Priest of Pop,” passed away in 2016? Hint: this artist was often associated with a single color.

    Answer: Prince

  3. What 2013 Miley Cyrus song claims she came in like the titular construction item, and swings on the same item in the music video?

    Answer: Wrecking Ball

  4. On their 1964 “Christmas Album,” The Beach Boys sang a song about Santa Claus called “Little Saint ______.” Fill in the one word blank, a shorthand of another name Santa is known by.

    Answer: Little Saint Nick

  5. A 28-year-old British man's "Divide" tour in 2019 set the all-time record for highest-grossing tour. Who is this singer?

    Answer: Ed Sheeran

  6. What 1982 Toto song, whose title is a continent, experienced a resurgence in popularity in 2018 when Weezer covered the song?

    Answer: Africa

  7. Formed in 2005, Nick, Joe, and Kevin form what family pop rock band that rose to popularity on the Disney Channel? Their songs include “X”, “Leave Before You Love Me”, and “Sucker.”

    Answer: Jonas Brothers

  8. Allegedly written after lead singer Freddie Mercury saw the Tour de France from a hotel window, what band's song "Bicycle Race" was released as a B-side in 1978?

    Answer: Queen

  9. Also the solo singer of "Oh Sherrie" and "Foolish Heart," Steve Perry is probably best known as the sometime frontman of what "Don't Stop Believin'" band?

    Answer: Journey

  10. What 17-year old musical artist's 2019 debut album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" made her the first artist born in the 2000s to have a number-one album in the United States?

    Answer: Billie Eilish

  11. What one-named pop star and former frontman of The Police got his name from a habit of wearing yellow-and-black-striped sweaters in his youth?

    Answer: Sting

  12. Because she was disparagingly called a “cheerleader” by the former lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Hole, Gwen Stefani released “Hollaback Girl” as a diss track to what singer formerly married to Kirk Cobain?

    Answer: Courtney Love

  13. Though the awards are split between her solo work and work as part of a group, which American singer has been awarded the highest number of VMAs, the highest number of Grammys awarded to a woman, and in 2022 performed her nomination for Best Song, "Be Alive", at the Academy Awards ceremony?

    Answer: Beyoncé

  14. Named after a 1950 blues song by Muddy Waters and a 1965 Bob Dylan hit, what magazine's list of “The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time” includes these top three selections: Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles?

    Answer: Rolling Stone

  15. Famed for her five-octave vocal range, which American pop singer is known as "Songbird Supreme", "Queen of Melisma", and "Queen of Christmas?"

    Answer: Mariah Carey

  16. They're out of this world - the winners of an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) receive a 12-inch statuette depicting someone of what occupation?

    Answer: Astronaut

  17. What is the stage name of the Canadian musician born Abel Makkonen Tesfay? This stage name might be seen on a calendar with poor spelling. This artist holds several chart records including being the first to simultaneously hold the top three positions on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart with "Can't Feel My Face", "Earned It," and "The Hills."

    Answer: The Weeknd

  18. The 2012 song "Skyfall" was written and recorded for the James Bond film of the same name. It won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song, as well as the Brit Award for British Single of the Year. What singer co-wrote and performed the track?

    Answer: Adele

  19. Despite only recording three albums as a group, you could still call them "well-seasoned." With over 100 million record sales, what musical act is the best-selling girl group of all time?

    Answer: The Spice Girls

  20. In the year 2000, Kentwood, Louisiana opened a museum dedicated to which 18-year-old songstress who, along with her siblings Bryan and Jamie Lynn, calls the town home?

    Answer: Britney Spears

  21. Who is the 'Shallow' singer who won received a Golden Globe nod for Best Actress in 2018 on top of their musical accolades?

    Answer: Lady Gaga

  22. Hey now! In 1999, “All Star” was the first single off which American rock band’s sophomore album, “Astro Lounge," which also featured even more hits like “Walking on the Sun” and “Then the Morning Comes”?

    Answer: Smash Mouth

  23. His album "AstroWorld" is a helpful hint that rapper Travis Scott calls what major American city home?

    Answer: Houston

  24. Winning her first for "Fearless" and her most recent for "folklore", which American pop singer is the only solo female artist to have won three Grammy Awards for Album of the Year?

    Answer: Taylor Swift

  25. What pop singer was, somewhat predictably, asked by TIME in an interview whether she always ordered a grande size at Starbucks? She responded with: "No, sometimes I get that venti, you know? Some days that’s what you need in your life... I love soy lattes. Obviously I don’t have dairy because I’m a vegan, but they taste out of this world to me."

    Answer: Ariana Grande

  26. "With a taste of a poison paradise," what 2003 hit song was originally written with Janet Jackson, not Britney Spears, in mind?

    Answer: Toxic

  27. In a 2021 hit song, Adele asks the listener to go “______ On Me.” Fill in the one work blank, a description of something achieved without great effort.

    Answer: Easy On Me

  28. According to André 3000 in the OutKast song "Hey Ya!", what's cooler than being cool?

    Answer: Ice cold

  29. Name one of the girls in Lou Bega's "Mambo #5" who have a name starting with the letter M.

    Answer: Mary or Monica

  30. What British pop singer/songwriter had a hit in 2007 with the song “Foundations”, and its album, “Made Of ______.” Fill in the one word blank, a “B” plural of a clay building block often used in foundations.

    Answer: Made Of Bricks

  31. What pop singer's birth name was Demetria before she shortened it to only four letters for her first name on stage?

    Answer: Demi Lovato

  32. Mika released a hit song in 2007 named after which ‘50s Hollywood starlet who later became the Princess of Monaco?

    Answer: Grace Kelly

  33. What chart-topping male singer describes his stage name as a combination of his childhood nickname and the missing word from the following explanation? "I didn't have [any] pizzazz, and a lot of girls say I'm out of this world, so I was like I guess I'm from ______."

    Answer: Bruno Mars

  34. "Burn," "U Got It Bad," and "Yeah!" are number-one hits by what one-named singer whose stage name is also a role that might be played by friends or family at a wedding?

    Answer: Usher

  35. The bassist of the iconic punk funk band Red Hot Chili Peppers crossed across hobbies when he ran both the 2011 and 2012 Los Angeles Marathons while raising funds for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. He even finish in an impressive 3 hours and 41 minutes. Who is this insect-like musician?

    Answer: Flea

  36. What adolescently-named lead singer was the front man for the 1980s pop group Culture Club?

    Answer: Boy George

  37. Known for tunes like "U Got It Bad" and "Yeah!," what R&B artist also came out with a Mastercard debit card named after him in 2004?

    Answer: Usher

  38. Her fellow cast members on the Mickey Mouse Club were Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, and Justin Timberlake. Her first self-titled debut album in 1999 spawned three U.S. number-one singles: "Genie in a Bottle," "What a Girl Wants," and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)." Who is she?

    Answer: Christina Aguilera

  39. What Christmas song released in 1994 finally hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019, setting a record for the longest time between a song's release and its arrival at the top of the chart?

    Answer: "All I Want for Christmas is You" (Mariah Carey)

  40. BTS is having a smash hit with a song about what household item, which they claim to be as smooth as, “like a criminal undercover?” “I can’t believe it’s not” an even bigger hit.

    Answer: Butter

  41. Which musical group became famous with the 1985 hit song "Take On Me?" (Hint: You might say this when you think of the answer.)

    Answer: A-ha

  42. What Philadelphian R&B group spent over 50 cumulative weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts with their iconic style of emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies? The band was named after a New Edition song title.

    Answer: Boyz II Men

  43. Home to luxury shopping, a handbag museum, and the Trade Tower skyscraper, what upscale district in Seoul was made famous worldwide in a 2012 song by PSY?

    Answer: Gangnam

  44. Hitting number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2022, "Super Freaky Girl" is the latest smash song from what "Anaconda" rapper?

    Answer: Nicki Minaj

  45. Meredith and Olivia are two of the cats owned by what popular singer born in 1989? The pets are named after leading ladies from Grey's Anatomy and Law & Order: SVU.

    Answer: Taylor Swift

  46. In 2001, the American pop-rock band Train released a hit single about a girl with drops of which planet in her hair?

    Answer: Jupiter

  47. Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, and Ray Wilson have all served as lead singer of what British rock band?

    Answer: Genesis

  48. What was the one-word title of Jennifer Paige’s 1998 international hit single? In a different context, this word can mean to compress or squeeze.

    Answer: Crush

  49. "Jagged Little Pill" is the international debut album by what Canadian singer born in Ottawa in 1974?

    Answer: Alanis Morissette

  50. Born in Cincinnati, brothers Nick and Drew Lachey were half of the lineup of what "hot" boy band?

    Answer: 98 Degrees

  51. Katy Perry has revealed that actress Scarlett Johansson was an inspiration for which 2008 hit?

    Answer: I Kissed a Girl

  52. “My World” was the 2009 debut EP of which Canadian teen pop idol who was certainly not “Sorry” that his mega-hit “Baby” got permanently lodged in your brain?

    Answer: Justin Bieber

  53. What's the name of Taylor Swift's 10th studio album, which includes tracks like “Lavendar Haze,” “Anti-Hero,” and “Maroon?"

    Answer: Midnights

  54. In 2000, which preteen pop star (the little brother of a Backstreet Boy) had a hit with his cover of The Strangelove’s ‘60s bop, “I Want Candy?”

    Answer: Aaron Carter

  55. The BTS member with the shortest stage name uses what single letter that served as the name of the titular anarchist in a 2005 Natalie Portman film?

    Answer: V

  56. What rapper refers to the "red bottoms" of pricey Christian Louboutin shoes in her 2018 hit, "Bodak Yellow?"

    Answer: Cardi B

  57. "Last Train to Memphis" is a biography of what norm-shattering 20th century singer whose fame peaked in the 1950s?

    Answer: Elvis Presley

  58. Known for his rich, languid saxophone solos and easy-listening lounge music, what is the stage name of the Seattle musician who reached commercial success with his 1986 album "Duotones"?

    Answer: Kenny G

  59. What Cuban pop sensation, who first rose to prominence as part of the girl group Fifth Harmony from “The X Factor” TV show, has produced such recent hits as “Don’t Go Yet”, “Senorita”, and “Havana?”

    Answer: Camila Cabello

  60. Born Megan Jovon Ruth Pete in Texas in 1995, what rapper and singer's stage name comes in part from her tall height as a child? She's currently 5' 10" and had her first No. 1 Billboard hit with the song "Savage" in 2020.

    Answer: Megan Thee Stallion

  61. Kimbra already had a top five album in New Zealand when she teamed up with Gotye for what 2012 multi-national chart-topping single?

    Answer: Somebody That I Used to Know

  62. Jimmy Brooks was the character that what future world-conquering rapper played on the TV show Degrassi?

    Answer: Drake

  63. Name this mystery fruit. It's known as the "king of fruits" in some regions. It's known for its strong odor and thorn-covered rind. If you removed one letter from this fruit's name and repeated yourself, you'd have the name of a mega-successful 80s band.

    Answer: Durian

  64. “Little Oblivions” is a 2021 rock album by the female singer/songwriter Julien ______. Fill in the one word blank, her last name is the same word as a chef who cooks pastries.

    Answer: Julien Baker

  65. Hey, this isn't about optometry at all! "I just want you to know who I am" gets whined repeatedly at the end of "Iris," a '90s hit by what childish alt rock band?

    Answer: Goo Goo Dolls

  66. A female Swedish singer born in 1979 had two U.S. Top 10 singles on her debut album: "Do You Know (What It Takes)" and "Show Me Love." Her first name is also a homophone for red-breasted songbirds of the family Petroicidae. Who is this singer?

    Answer: Robyn

  67. An artist born Montero Lamar Hill had a breakout single in 2019 that remained No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for 19 weeks. By what name is this artist better known?

    Answer: Lil Nas X

  68. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and Jim Morrison all died at what "cursed" age?

    Answer: 27

  69. There's a close-up of a bust of Napoleon Bonaparte at the beginning of the ABBA video for what song whose title namedrops a battle won by the namesake of New Zealand's capital?

    Answer: Waterloo

  70. The Puerto Rican Benito singer and rapper born Antonio Martínez Ocasio in 1994 is better known by what two-word stage name? Another way to describe this name could be a nefarious hare. His highest-charting songs are "I Like It" and "Mia."

    Answer: Bad Bunny

  71. 'NSYNC members Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone are seen running atop a moving train in the iconic video for what repetitively titled 2000 hit song?

    Answer: Bye Bye Bye

  72. Kris Wu was a member of what three letter K-Pop band and it’s spin-off, ______-M, until leaving in 2014 to pursue an acting career? Its name is also a scientific prefix used for something that happens outside a system, the opposite of “-endo.”

    Answer: Exo

  73. In May 2021, a New Zealander pop star announced her first album in four years named "Solar Power" and shortly thereafter released the titular first single from the same album. Who is this mononym singer?

    Answer: Lorde

  74. What man won "Top Rap Song" at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards for his song "Rockstar" featured on his album "Beerbongs & Bentleys"?

    Answer: Post Malone

  75. The sister of what iconic pop singer starred on the Nickelodeon series "Zoey 101?"

    Answer: Britney Spears

  76. Puerto Rican-born rapper Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, whose hits include "MIA" and "Dakiti," is better known by what evil, leporine stage name?

    Answer: Bad Bunny

  77. What album, the debut for Olivia Rodrigo released in 2021, contains such songs as “Brutal”, “Deja Vu”, and “Drivers License?” Despite its one-word name, there are no songs about grapefruit or SweeTARTS.

    Answer: Sour

  78. Antonia Christina Basilotta (Toni Basil) is an American singer and choreographer that choreographed famous videos for the Talking Heads and David Bowie before she reached the top of the charts with a No. 1 hit in 1982 with a cheerleader-themed music video that was one of the first mega-popular MTV videos. What is the one-word title of this song?

    Answer: Mickey

  79. "Georgia On My Mind" is, unsurprisingly, the state's official song and was written by what singer/songwriter who was born in Albany, GA in 1930?

    Answer: Ray Charles

  80. Singer-songwriter Adam Young founded an electronica project in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota that reached fame two years later with the six-times-platinum single "Fireflies." What was the aviary-urban name of this musical project?

    Answer: Owl City

  81. Including “Baby Don’t Forget My Number”, what German and French R&B duo created three No. 1 Billboard in the 1980s before their lip-synching scandals led to their downfall?

    Answer: Milli Vanilli

  82. Due to having parents from the Balkan Peninsula, pop stars Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Ava Max, and Rita Ora all speak what A-word Eastern European language?

    Answer: Albanian

  83. In the 2020 Disney-Pixar film "Soul," the list of voice actors includes Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, and Ahmir Khalib Thompson among others. By what name is that last voice actor better known? This Philadelphia-born man has featured as the drummer and co-frontman for The Roots since the 1990s.

    Answer: Questlove

  84. In 2008, a certain pop singer moved to Los Angeles and set up her own creative team named "Haus of ______." The team was modeled on Andy Warhol's Factory and they focused on extreme and provocative artistic choices. A year later, a debut album was released by this singer, reaching No. 1 in many countries. What word fills in the blank?

    Answer: Gaga

  85. In 2019 what 5-letter Minnesota rap & R&B artist had the "Juice" to be nominated for Best New Artist at the VMAs?

    Answer: Lizzo

  86. In 2014, viewers of Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” were no longer the only people to know Maddie Ziegler’s name. At just 11 years old, she literally took the leap to stardom after being featured in the music video for “Chandelier” by which Australian singer-songwriter?

    Answer: Sia

  87. The 2022 Grammy nominations notably did not include a Best R&B or Pop Album nod for what Beyonce album, which was released in July - not during the 15th or 16th century- and includes the song "Break My Soul?"

    Answer: Renaissance

  88. What singer is nicknamed "The Chairman of the Board"?

    Answer: Frank Sinatra

  89. Who is the only singer to win the Grammy Awards for Album, Record, and Song of the Year twice? Both of the winning albums had titles that were two-digit numbers.

    Answer: Adele

  90. Daniel Powter is a Canadian singer-songwriter that rose to fame as his song spent five weeks atop the Billboard charts in 2005. The song featured prominently in video montages of American Idol contestants who were eliminated from the show. What was Powter's two-word smash hit?

    Answer: Bad Day

  91. Who appeared dressed as a cheeseburger in Taylor Swift’s 2019 “You Need to Calm Down” video as a complement to Taylor’s French fries, in a seeming end to a longstanding feud?

    Answer: Katy Perry

  92. The lead single from Taylor Swift's 2020 album "Folklore" was described by Wikipedia as "slow-burning ... with stripped-down instrumentals of tender piano, clopping drums and melancholic violins." The song also shares its name with a piece of autumnal and winter apparel. What is the name of the song or piece of apparel?

    Answer: Cardigan

  93. Originally planned for release in November 2020, the James Bond movie "No Time to Die" features a theme song by what Grammy awardee who can't legally order a martini in the U.S. until the end of 2022?

    Answer: Billie Eilish

  94. What sweet dessert is also the name of the Sacramento-based rock band fronted by lead singer John McCrea?

    Answer: Cake

  95. The late Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller got namedropped by Ariana Grande in what break-up anthem that also gives gratitude to exes Pete Davidson and Big Sean?

    Answer: thank u, next

  96. In 2022, the filmmakers behind the Sinead O'Connor documentary Nothing Compares were denied permission to use the title song, "Nothing Compares 2 U," by the estate of what late musician and songwriter?

    Answer: Prince

  97. Their name sounds like it’s just one dude, but it’s actually a group of Danish dudes with a hit song that reminded you that once, you were 7 years old. (Hint: It became a chart-topping hit after they performed it on Conan in 2015)

    Answer: Lukas Graham

  98. In October 2022, "Heat Waves" tied the record for longest consecutive time spent on the Billboard Hot 100. With its 90th week on the list, the song tied "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd for the record. What band sings "Heat Waves?"

    Answer: Glass Animals

  99. Model and actress Tawny Kitaen famously appeared in several 1980s music videos such as "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love" for what reptilian rock band?

    Answer: Whitesnake

  100. She went on to have a successful solo career which saw her win a Grammy Award in 2002 for "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" - who was the lead singer of the band No Doubt?

    Answer: Gwen Stefani

  101. What 2019 single galloped to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, staying at #1 for a record-breaking nineteen weeks?

    Answer: Old Town Road

  102. Which musician was the first in history to sweep the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts following the October 21st release of her most recent album? Songs off this album include “Bejeweled” and “You’re on Your Own, Kid.”

    Answer: Taylor Swift

  103. Michael Jackson (and his brother Jermaine) provided background vocals for the 1984 hit song "Somebody's Watching Me" by what musician?

    Answer: Rockwell

  104. Better Oblivion Community Center and boygenius are "supergroups" that include what singer-songwriter behind the 2020 album Punisher?

    Answer: Phoebe Bridgers

  105. Bounce, a genre of hip-hop that includes call-and-response motifs and which is represented by stars like Big Freedia, is associated most closely with what Southern U.S. city?

    Answer: New Orleans

  106. His life's been quite a trip! Before becoming a judge on American Idol, Randy Jackson was probably best known for playing bass guitar for which Steve Perry-fronted band on their album Raised on Radio?

    Answer: Journey

  107. What 1993 dance craze was brought into the world by Spanish group Los del Rio?

    Answer: The Macarena

  108. Canadian pop star Justin Bieber partnered with what coffee-and-donuts chain in 2021 to rebrand their donut holes as "Timbiebs?"

    Answer: Tim Hortons

  109. At the age of 13, which teen went viral for her pop music video on YouTube in 2011 that instructed us all to get down on Friday?

    Answer: Rebecca Black

  110. In her 2005 hit “Hung Up” Madonna sampled “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” by which Swedish supergroup?

    Answer: ABBA

  111. Which one-hit wonder pop band consisting of a trio of brothers is best known for a single released from their album “Middle of Nowhere” in 1997?

    Answer: Hanson

  112. Any construction fans out there? What song, which topped VH1's list of the top "awesomely bad" songs of all time, was released in 1985 by the band Starship?

    Answer: We Built This City

  113. In 2008, Leona Lewis topped the global pops charts with “Bleeding Love,” but the song was originally written and recorded by which former member of the boy band Dream Street who also played JR Chandler for a few years on “All My Children?”

    Answer: Jesse McCartney

  114. What rapper made history when his 2016 mixtape "Coloring Book" became the first album available only on music streaming services to win a Grammy Award?

    Answer: Chance the Rapper

  115. What young Canadian singer initially made waves through song snippets on Vine before starting a run of Billboard-charting singles such as "Treat You Better" and "Stitches?"

    Answer: Shawn Mendes

  116. "Moesha" was a popular 1990s sitcom starring what one-named pop singer, whose hits include "Sittin' Up in My Room" and "The Boy Is Mine," in the title role?

    Answer: Brandy

  117. Described by Entertainment Weekly as a “therapeutic banger,” what is the name of the 2020 dance-pop hit by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande? We’re looking for a three word answer here.

    Answer: Rain on me

  118. Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Flesh-n-Bone are the sweetly singing members of what Cleveland hip hop group?

    Answer: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

  119. The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" was the first Western rock track to feature what instrument that takes "Three lifetimes to master"?

    Answer: Sitar

  120. All featuring in the new Broadway jukebox musical "& Juliet", the songs "Stronger", "Overprotected", and "...Baby One More Time", were all originally performed by which pop star and icon of the 1990s?

    Answer: Britney Spears

  121. Jethro Tull released a 1971 album titled after what song, arguably their most famous tune, also the name of a device invented in France in 1942-1943?

    Answer: Aqualung

  122. After his 2010 hit "Cooler Than Me" peaked at No. 6 on the U.S. Hot 100, this singer was considered a "one hit wonder" until his 2015 track "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" was remixed and became a club anthem a half decade later. Who is this Michigan-born musician?

    Answer: Mike Posner

  123. The Weeknd plays a lonely dude navigating a deserted Las Vegas in the video for what song that was Billboard's No. 1 hit in 2020?

    Answer: Blinding Lights

  124. What Toni Braxton single from 1996 reached No. 1 in more than 15 countries and makes sense in a romantic context but almost none in a medical context?

    Answer: Un-Break My Heart

  125. What American rapper and singer launched to stardom when his single "Trap Queen" rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100? This man was born with glaucoma in both eyes which eventually required an ocular prosthesis in his left eye.

    Answer: Fetty Wap

  126. Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Zayn Malik were all contestants on what British singing competition show when they formed One Direction?

    Answer: The X Factor

  127. In 2021, Olivia Rodrigo broke Spotify's record for most streams in a week with what single named for an official government-issued object?

    Answer: Driver's License

  128. Although most famous for his stint on American Idol, what musician and producer was also the bass guitarist on the self-titled Divinyls album, performed on multiple Kenny G albums, and was a session musician for rock group Journey?

    Answer: Randy Jackson

  129. In November 2020, the Korean boy-band BTS became the first K-pop band ever to receive a Grammy nomination, for what "explosive" song that became a #1 hit in the U.S.?

    Answer: Dynamite

  130. What "avian" musical artist released the 2019 album "Threads" while announcing it was likely her final studio album? This Missouri-born singer rose to fame with two 1994 charting singles.

    Answer: Sheryl Crow

  131. The 1975 song "Philadelphia Freedom," which was named after a tennis team coached by Billie Jean King, was famously recorded by what singer who is decidedly not from Philadelphia?

    Answer: Elton John

  132. In 2006, which American alt-rock band released “Call Me When You’re Sober” (which had actually leaked online before it was officially released as a single from their album “The Open Door”).

    Answer: Evanescence

  133. "Who killing them in the UK? Everybody gonna say 'You, K!'" raps Kanye West in a featured appearance of what 2008 song by London-born rapper Estelle?

    Answer: American Boy

  134. In 2022, pop star Lizzo was invited by the Library of Congress to perform with a crystal flute once owned by what U.S. president?

    Answer: James Madison

  135. Who is the only solo artist to achieve more than five Billboard No. 1 singles before the age of 19?

    Answer: Justin Bieber

  136. Also the name of a former Mitsubishi SUV model, what Lil Nas X song, with "(Call Me By Your Name)" in parentheses, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2021?

    Answer: Montero

  137. What rapper opened her 2020 album "Good News" with the song "Shots Fired," about an incident that July that led to her being injured and hospitalized?

    Answer: Megan Thee Stallion

  138. A 2021 Lil Nas X song, whose music video addresses the lawsuit Nike filed against his “Satan Shoes”, is about an “______ Baby.” Fill in the one word blank, an “I” word usually associated the economic strength of a particular business.

    Answer: Industry Baby

  139. Although she's never won a Grammy, she has won multiple Grammis—the Swedish equivalent of The Grammys—including three song of the year awards for “Be Mine” (2006), “Dancing on my Own” (2011), and “Missing U” (2019). Who is she?

    Answer: Robyn

  140. In 1995, the accomplished musician Rivers Cuomo enrolled at Harvard to study classical composition. He had already released a platinum-selling album with his band at this point, but he grew a beard and wrote in his diaries that "students wearing ______ T-shirts did not recognize" him. What band had Rivers Cuomo led (and would continue to lead after Harvard)?

    Answer: Weezer

  141. Kesha (the artist formally known as Ke$ha) broke out with her debut album “Animal” in 2010 with hits like “TiK ToK” and “Your Love is My Drug.” But she was actually first heard on the radio the year before on the song “Right Round” by which rapper?

    Answer: Flo Rida

  142. "Dirty Computer" is a 2018 album from what singer who also had a starring role in the 2016 film "Hidden Figures?"

    Answer: Janelle Monae

  143. What large body of water on the southern end of Canada's Hudson Bay shares its name with a musician best-known for his 2014 hit single, "Hold Back the River"?

    Answer: James Bay

  144. Pitchfork listed "Nikes" as the 25th-best song of 2016. Billboard ranked it number 28. What critically-acclaimed R&B singer released this track as the first song on his album "Blonde?"

    Answer: Frank Ocean

  145. Cincinnati is the hometown of what “brotherly” R&B act, that had a series of hits from the 1950s to the 1970s, such as “That Lady” and the original version of “Twist And Shout?”

    Answer: Isley Brothers

  146. It's like it happened all over again: Beyoncé and Olivia Rodrigo had Billboard Hot 100 top ten hits in 2006 and 2021 that share what eerily familiar title?

    Answer: Déjà Vu?

  147. Born and raised in North Carolina, what singer was the fourth place contestant on the fifth season of American Idol? After the show, he launched an eponymous band that released the fastest selling debut rock album in the history of the "Nielsen SoundScan" chart-tracking process.

    Answer: Chris Daughtry

  148. Which "dangerous" Beatles album features the famous tune "Eleanor Rigby?"

    Answer: Revolver

  149. As of July 1, 2020 the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 is named "Rockstar". This isn't the song by Post Malone named "Rockstar" (peaked at No. 1 in 2017) nor the song "Rockstar" by Nickelback (peaked at No. 6). Who's the artist behind the current chart-topping "Rockstar?"

    Answer: DaBaby

  150. What girl group consisting of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, rose to prominence after winning the first British “X Factor” in 2011? Their two word name implies they are a small combination, and indeed only have 3 members (previously 4).

    Answer: Little Mix

  151. The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, and Doja Cat are all multi-time collaborators with which female pop star and former coach on “The Voice?”

    Answer: Ariana Grande

  152. What song, released by Adele in 2011 as her first number-one single in the UK, later became the background of a popularized 2019 Tik Tok meme? The meme's motif was a close-up camera shot on a single object which then panned out to a larger group of identical objects as the song hit its titular lyrics.

    Answer: "Someone Like You"

  153. Singer Bobby Helms and guitarist Hank Garland claimed until their deaths that they, not credited writers Joseph Beal and James Boothe, wrote their hit 1957 Christmas song. What is the song?

    Answer: "Jingle Bell Rock"

  154. Sia Isobelle Furler, better known by the stage name "Sia", is famed for her split white and black hair, large bows, and songs such as "Chandelier" and "Cheap Thrills". What country is she from?

    Answer: Australia

  155. Which American singer-songwriter’s albums, “The Spirit Room” and “Hotel Paper,” were in heavy rotation in the early 2000s with hits like “Everywhere,” “Are You Happy Now?,” and “Breathe?”

    Answer: Michelle Branch

  156. What rapper and singer first rose to prominence after auditioning for the Glee Project in 2011, and later released the albums “Carnival” and “Miss You A Little?” His last name sounds like a climbing woody-stemmed grape plant.

    Answer: Bryce Vine

  157. What singer-songwriter goes by a one-word stage name that adds the letter "C" to his first name by birth? He won a surprise Grammy Album of the Year award in 2015 for his album "Morning Phase."

    Answer: Beck

  158. American singer and dancer Elgin Baylor Lumpkin was born in DC and named after the basketball legend Elgin Baylor who was also born in DC. However, Lumpkin is better known by what one-word "G" stage name? This singer was part of a hit-making duo with producer Timbaland in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

    Answer: Ginuwine

  159. Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr was born in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood to a former professional basketball player and educator. After almost a dozen years in the music industry, he earned his first (of many) acting credits in 2003, appearing on the the sitcom "Girlfriends." What one-word moniker is he better known by?

    Answer: Common

  160. Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran collaborated on a 2021 song that became a hit in 2022. What is the name of this song, also a country in South America?

    Answer: Peru

  161. Taylor Swift's first No. 1 Billboard single was also the first single released from her 2012 album "Red." What is this song?

    Answer: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

  162. "Hallucinate", "Levitating", and "Don't Start Now" are among the pop and disco inspired singles taken from which somewhat contradictorily named Dua Lipa album released in 2020?

    Answer: Future Nostalgia

  163. English singer Robin Scott had his greatest success performing as what letter of the alphabet, as which he released the song “Pop Muzik” in 1979?

    Answer: M

  164. Danny Aiello, Keith Carradine, and Debi Mazaar were all featured in famous music videos by what musician?

    Answer: Madonna

  165. 2001's "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" was the debut single for what colorfully named R&B singer-songwriter?

    Answer: Blu Cantrell

  166. In her 2005 music video “We Belong Together”, Mariah Carey wears the same Vera Wang wedding dress as she wore when she married what music producer in 1993?

    Answer: Tommy Mottola

  167. Premiering on "The Tonight Show" in February 2020, the K-Pop group BTS stunned viewers with a performance of their song "ON" in what iconic NYC venue that has nearly a million visitors every day?

    Answer: Grand Central Station

  168. A pink "cone bra" bustier designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier was an iconic costume worn by Madonna on what 1990 tour?

    Answer: Blond Ambition

  169. Also known as SNSD, what South Korean female group formed in 2007, currently with eight members, has had international success with songs such “Gee?” They have a message of positivity and female empowerment.

    Answer: Girls' Generation

  170. What musician is the lead singer of both Blur and Gorillaz, two popular British bands?

    Answer: Damon Albarn

  171. With a margin of +/- 2, on which Kidz Bop album did a cover of a Katy Perry track first appear?

    Answer: Kidz Bop 15

  172. In 1991, who was “so glad” she had a hit with “Baby, Baby,” the first single off her eighth album, “Heart in Motion?”

    Answer: Amy Grant

  173. It’s a fact that we’re gonna get down to it, so tell me: In 2003, “Why Can’t I?” was a chart-topping, certified gold single off which American singer-songwriter’s self-titled album?

    Answer: Liz Phair

  174. In 2009, which American electropop band that gave us “Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)” released a jam with Leighton Meester called “Good Girls Go Bad?”

    Answer: Cobra Starship

  175. Carly Rae Jepsen's smash hit single "Call Me Maybe" rested snugly at number one on Billboard Top 100 for nine weeks, launching her into the zeitgeist. Released four years later, what is the name of her critically-acclaimed 2015 record?

    Answer: Emotion

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