320 Music Trivia Questions and Answers in Every Genre

Music is a beloved pastime to so many people. There are few individuals that I have ever encountered that don’t appreciate some form of music; since there are so may genres, something is bound to accommodate your tastes. These 320 music trivia questions and answers include every main genre and sub-genre. Since the amount of music in existence is seemingly infinite, I wrote these trivia questions after researching every type of music that has existed and found popularity over the last 200 year.

Since many artists have evolved over time, followed trends, and made music that covers multiple classifications, there are some artists and songs that will cross over between categories. With that said, these 320 music trivia questions and answers have been researched extensively, covering every type of music celebrated over the last century. I have provided a ton of content to quiz yourself and your friends.  

So whether you are looking for music trivia questions for your next trivia night, testing yourself on your knowledge, or just looking to expand your musical insight, these 320 music trivia questions and answers will provide you with hours of entertainment. Please enjoy them, and rock on!

320 Music Trivia Questions

Alternative Rock

1. What job did Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic say Kurt Cobain had when they met?

Janitor

2. What was the name of the fake band that Pearl Jam members Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard played in Cameron Crowe’s 1991 film Singles?

Citizen Dick

3. Who was the last band to perform on SNL in the 20th century?

R.E.M.

4. Which funk icon produced the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s second album?

George Clinton

5. What instrument was Billy Corgan initially playing for The Smashing Pumpkins?

Bass

6. What is Soundgarden’s highest selling album, certified five times platinum?

Superunknown

7. What was Green Day’s original band name?

Sweet Children

8. What actor’s vanity band was Weezer’s first gig, as the opening act?

Keanu Reeves – Dogstar

9. Which band’s name means an unidentified flying object of a kind reported by US pilots during World War II, usually described as a bright light or ball of fire?

Foo Fighters

10. What is Black Francis of the Pixies’ real name?

Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV

11. How old was Robert Smith of the The Cure when he met his wife?

14

12. What was Sonic Youth’s song Drunken Butterfly originally titled?

Barracuda

Blues

13. In what year were The Allman Brothers Band inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

1995

14. Who originally conceived the cover art work for the The Rolling Stones’ album Sticky Fingers?

Andy Warhol

15. What band name did Led Zeppelin first perform under?

The New Yardbirds

16. Which band is the  longest-running American rock band with no member changes?

ZZ Top

17. Which three of the greatest guitarists of all time were members of The Yardbirds at one point?

Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page

18. What are the balls hanging between Fleetwood’s legs on the Fleetwood Mac Rumours album cover?

Toilet Chains

19. Which Comedy Central show did the The Black Keys cameo in where they bragged about their “bodacious ponytails”?

Workaholics

20. Whose blues musician’s song did Canned Heat take their name from?

Tommy Johnson

21. What was the name of The Blues Band first album?

The Official Blues Band Bootleg Album

22. Who was the band Lynyrd Skynyrd named after?

A High School Gym Teacher

23. When Alvin Lee of Ten Years After split with the band, what was the name of the band he actively toured with?

Ten Years Later

Classical

24. How old was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart allegedly when he first started writing his own compositions?

5 Years Old

25. How many “Ludwig Van Beethoven’s” were there in the composer’s family?

Three

26. How old was Johann Sebastian Bach when he lost both of his parents?

10 Years Old

27. Which famous composer preferred to perform on his piano in the dark?

Frédéric Chopin

28. What is the name of the one and only opera ever composed by Claude Debussy?

Pelléas et Mélisande

29. Which classical composer was stabbed in the chest by Johann Mattheson but manage to survive?

George Frideric Handel

30. Where was Johannes Brahms born?

Hamburg, Germany

31. Who created the series of violin concertos, The Four Seasons?

Antonio Vivaldi

32. Who wrote the national anthem for both Austria and Germany?

Joseph Haydn

33. Due to his short stature and chubby physique, which composer earned the nickname “schwammerl” which means little mushroom?

Franz Schubert

34. Who composed the song Fireworks for Rimsky-Korsakov’s daughter?

Igor Stravinsky

35. Which composer suffered from such extreme Agoraphobia that he missed his debut performance of his New World Symphony?

Antonín Dvorák

Country

36. What song from the Zac Brown Band was released twice, first in 2003 and then again in 2008?

“Chicken Fried”

37. Where did Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line meet each other?

At Belmont University

38. What band were Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney both members of before joining Rascal Flatts?

Little Big Town

39. What country music star was almost a Baptist minister until he was asked to leave the church for performing at local bars?

Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn

40. What was the original name the country music band Alabama performed under?

Wildcountry

41. Where did Little Big Town play their debut show?

The Grand Ole Opry

42. What is Johnny Cash’s original birth name?

J.R. Cash

43. What did Willie Nelson write the song lyrics to “On the Road Again” on?

An Airline Sick Bag

44. Which arena football team was Tim Mcgraw a minority owner of?

The Nashville Kats

45. Which country music star was named People’s sexiest man alive in 2017?

Blake Shelton

46. What was the name of the Garth Brooks’ rock alter ego?

Chris Gaines

47. Who holds the record for the most Billboard number one country singles as of 2020?

George Strait

Dancehall

48. Which Dancehall artist is currently serving life in prison for murder?

Vybz Kartel

49. As of 2020, who is the only dancehall artist to win the MOBO Awards two years in a row?

Popcaan

50. What Jamaican national team was Sean Paul a member of before he quit to pursue a career in music?

Water-polo

51. Who did Beenie Man’s uncle Sydney Knowles play drums for?

Jimmy Cliff

52. Which dancehall singer earned his nickname from his habit of tying a shirt around his head and twisting his chin hair like an Egyptian pharaoh?

Gyptian

53. Which dancehall artist was featured on Drake’s 2010 song Find Your Love?

Mavado

54. What is dancehall Artist Bounty Killer’s real name?

Rodney Price

55. Who was the first dancehall musician to win two consecutive Grammy Awards?

Shabba Ranks

56. Which dancehall artist’s real name is Joseph Carey Merrick?

Elephant Man

57. Which dancehall artist started his own record label called Kalonji Records?

Sizzla

58. Which dancehall artist received his name from his classmates by the way he kicked a football?

Mr. Vegas

59. Who is known as the first female dancehall DJ?

Sister Nancy

60. Which dancehall artist started out by forming a band called the Mighty Multitude prior to going solo?

Barrington Levy

Disco

61. Which disco queen got her start as a backup singer for Three-Dog Night?

Donna Summer

62. What was the name of the jazz pop band Gloria Gaynor was the singer in prior to going solo?

Soul Satisfiers

63. What was Chic’s lead singer Nile Rodgers childhood nickname?

Pud

64. What was the title of the Bee Gees’ first album (known then as Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees)?

The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs

65. What is the only grammy award Diana Ross received?

The Lifetime Achievement Award

66. Which disco group consisted of sisters Joni, Kim, and Kathy?

Sister Sledge

67. Which disco group is falsely believed to have been sued by the YMCA of the USA for trademark violation?

The Village People

68. Which disco queen began as a model and shared an apartment with Jerry Hall, and Jessica Lange?

Grace Jones

69. Which disco artist won the 20th annual grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance?

Thelma Houston

70. What was the name of the band Chaka Khan began her singing career in before going solo?

Rufus

71. What band did the founding members of the The Trammps come from?

The Volcanos

72. How many actual sisters were originally in The Pointer Sisters?

Four

73. Which Disco artist began her professional career in 1976 playing the Wicked Witch of the West in a six national tour of The Wiz?

Cheryl Lynn

Electronic Dance Music

74. Who holds the world record for most Grammys won by a Electronic Dance Music artist as of 2020?

Skrillex

75. Where was David Guetta born?

Paris France

76. Which EDM artist once incorporated vocals a fan submitted via a tweet into one of his songs?

Deadmau5

77. Which EDM artist holds the record for the most top 10 songs from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart, as of 2020?

Calvin Harris

78. Which song launched Avicii into the mainstream charts, reaching the top 10 all around the world?

LE7ELS

79. Which DJ has been knighted by the Queen of Holland?

Tiësto

80. Which artist claims he almost drowned in the Ganges River when he was 19 years old?

Diplo

81. Which singer/ songwriter shocked the world when he removed his mask to fool the larger public into thinking he was Marshmello at the 2018 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards?

Shawn Mendes

82. Which DJ’s father is the founder of the restaurant Benihana?

Steve Aoki

83. Where was DJ Zedd born?

Saratov, Russia

84. Who were the first electronic artists to headline at Madison Square Garden?

Swedish House Mafia

Funk

85. Which band got their name from their founding member and drummer’s astrological sign?

Earth, Wind & Fire

86. What was the first major American rock group to have a racially integrated male and female lineup?

Sly and the Family Stone

87. What band name do some former members of Parliament perform under?

Original P

88. What was the name of Kool & The Gang when they originally formed in 1964 as a jazz band?

The Jazziacs

89. What was the band the Ohio Players original name?

The Ohio Untouchables

90. Which funk band’s original lineup consisted of the four brothers Roger, Larry, Lester and Terry?

Zapp

91. Which group formed their own record company T-Neck Records, to then later on sign with Motown?

The Isley Brothers

92. Which group was integral to the development of the funk sound, and later, would partially metamorphose into the Neville Brothers?

The Meters

93. Who did Lionel Richie perform with prior to launching a successful solo career?

The Commodores

94. What is the title of Average White Band’s most selling song?

Pick Up the Pieces

95. Which band was named after the streets Greenwood, Archer, and Pine in the historic Greenwood neighborhood, in the members hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma?

The GAP Band

96. What was Cameo’s original band name?

The New York City Players

Gospel

97. Which artist had the first gospel album debut that went platinum?

Kirk Franklin

98. Which gospel artist founded the ministry mentorship program iLead Escape?

Tasha Cobbs

99. Which gospel group is Fred Hammond an active member of?

Commissioned

100. How many siblings does CeCe Winans have?

Nine

101. Which gospel artist is the founder of the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church?

Marvin Sapp

102. Which gospel artist’s aunt sang background vocals for gospel musician Andraé Crouch?

Donnie McClurkin

103. In what year was Shirley Caesar inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame?

1982

104. Which gospel singer released her book Points of Power in 2010?

Yolanda Adams

105. Which gospel artist started the record label Tillymann Music Group with her husband?

Tamela Mann

106. Which gospel group was Kierra Sheard’s mother a member of?

The Clark Sisters

107. What was Mahalia Jackson’s first great hit in 1945, selling one million copies in the US?

Moving On Up a Little Higher

108. Which gospel singer was born December 24, 1962?

Hezekiah Walker

Grunge

109. In what year did Dave Grohl join Nirvana as their drummer?

1990

110. What TV clown inspired Soundgarden’s album title Superunknown?

J.P. Patches

111. What New Jersey Nets all All-Star was the original band name of Pearl Jam?

Mookie Blaylock

112. What was the name of the band that two future members of Mudhoney met in?

Mr. Epp and the Calculations

113. What inspired the Stone Temple Pilots band name?

STP Motor Oil

114. Which grunge band’s front man passed away two days before the release of their debut album?

Mother Love Bone

115. Which band was named after a supervisor at a Thriftway in Montesano?

The Melvins

116. What grunge band was named after serial killer Gary Leon Ridgway?

Green River

117. Which grunge band got their name from a Mother Love Bone son?

Temple of the Dog

118. What group did Billy Corgan sing backup vocals for in 2001 after the Smashing Pumpkins broke up?

New Order

Hard Rock

119. What does band name AC/DC stand for?

Alternating Current/ Direct current

120. Who did Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses punch in the face during a video shoot for paying too much attention to his girlfriend at the time, Erin Everly?

David Bowie

121. When a descendant of the aviation pioneer Ferdinand von Zeppelin won a small legal battle against Led Zeppelin, what name did the band briefly change their name to?

The Nobs

122. After Deep Purple broke up in 1976, what year did they get back together?

1984

123. What sketch did Aerosmith appear in on SNL in 1990?

Wayne’s World

124. What was Black Sabbath’s original band name?

Then Polka Tulk Blues Band

125. What band was Lemmy playing in when he wrote the song which created the band name “Motörhead”?

Hawkind

126. What other band name does the “Def Leppard” band name reference by the spelling of “Def”?

Led Zeppelin

127. Which member of Mötley Crüe was declared dead for two minutes and then resuscitated due to a drug overdose?

Nikki Sixx

128. What was the name of Alice Cooper’s restaurant in downtown Phoenix that was open for 20 years?

Cooper’stown

129. What is the nickname of Iron Maiden’s private plane?

Ed Force One

130. Who is the only constant member of the Scorpions?

Rudolf Schenker

131. What artist’s song did Judas Priest name their band after?

Bob Dylan

132. What was the name of the WCW wrestler endorsed by Kiss?

“The Demon”

133. What was the name of the band that Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor were in prior?

Smile

Heavy Metal

134. What is the name of Iron Maiden’s mascot?

Eddie the Head

135. Where did Black Sabbath get their band name from?

A 1963 Horror Film of the Same Name

136. What band is the story in the 2001 film Rock Star taken from?

Judas Priest

137. What two members of Slayer stayed in the band since day one?

Tom Araya and Kerry King 

138. Who was the sole constant member of Motörhead?

Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister

139. Prior to Joining Anthrax in 1983, what band was lead guitarist Dan Spitz a member of?

Overkill

140. Who was the first member of Slipknot to wear a mask, which created the rule that all members had to wear masks?

Shawn “Clown” Crahan

141. What was Pantera’s original band name?

Gemini

142. Which member of Rammstein was a member in the European Junior Swimming Championships in Florence in 1978?

Till Lindemann

143. Which two members of Korn have become born again Christians?

Fieldy and Head

144. Of what descent are all four members of System of a Down?

Armenian

145. What song did Mastodon record in tribute to the show Game of Thrones?

“White Walker”

146. Who popularized the “metal horns” sign in heavy metal?

Ronnie James Dio

147. What was the band Disturbed originally named?

Brawl

Hip Hop & Rap

148. What is rapper Drake’s real first name?

Aubrey

149. Who was Kanye West engaged to prior to Kim Kardashian?

Alexis Phifer

150. Who was the first major hip-hop artist to headline Glastonbury Festival in 2008?

Jay-Z

151. What rap song was the first to ever win an Academy Award?

Eminem’s Lose Yourself

152. What was Kendrick Lamar’s original stage name?

K-Dot

153. How old was Lil Wayne when he accidentally shot himself in the chest?

12 Years Old

154. What state was Tupac Shakur born in?

New York

155. What was the name of the group Dr. Dre was in prior to N.W.A.?

World Class Wreckin’ Cru’

156. How long did the The Notorious B.I.G. know Faith Evans for before he married her?

Eight Days

157. Which California rapper is cousins with Brandy, Ray J, and Nate Dogg?

Snoop Dogg

158. Before being Nasty Nas, Nas went by what rap moniker?

Kid Wave

159. What is the title of the film the Wu-Tang Clan got their name from?

Shaolin and Wu Tang

160. Which rapper’s real name of O’Shea Jackson?

Ice Cube

161. Which rap icon originally signed 50 Cent to his label?

Jam Master Jay

162. What names did OutKast originally want to use?

2 Shade Deep or The Misfits

House

163. What house artist’s real name is Tim Bergling?

Avicii

164. When Daft Punk was originally a three member band, what name did they go by?

Darlin

165. Which DJ topped the Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid DJs in 2013, 2014 and 2015?

Calvin Harris

166. What vodka brand did Swedish House Mafia produce the music video “Greyhound” for?

Absolut

167. Who was the resident DJ at Space Ibiza from 2001 until its closing in 2016?

Carl Cox

168. Which DJ was appointed Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau, a civil and military honor that was founded by Dutch Queen regent Emma, for his services to music?

Armin van Buuren

169. Who is the first DJ in Olympic history to play at an Olympic event?

Tiësto

170. In 2011, what artist did Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia invite to learn to DJ and produce tracks?

Alesso

171. What DJ co-founded Gums Productions to publish his first album?

David Guetta

172. Which DJ won the inaugural GRAMMY award for Best Remixed Recording (Non-Classical) in 1998?

Frankie Knuckles

173. What is Fatboy Slim’s real name?

Norman Quentin Cook

174. What record label did Tchami create in 2015?

Confession

175. How did Deadmau5 get his stage name?

By Finding a Dead Mouse in His Computer

Indie

176. Which band purchased an old church in 2005 to use as a studio but had to sell it when the roof started to cave in?

Arcade Fire

177. Which Band’s lead singer was jumped by 14 kids and had his jaw broken during the time of recording an album?

Modest Mouse

178. Who was the frontman for the band The Smiths, that later went on to have a famous solo career?

Steven Patrick Morrissey

179. What kind of music did Vampire Weekend initially perform before becoming a rock band?

Rap

180. What band’s song did Death Cab for Cutie get their band name from?

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

181. What band’s music video was Chloe Sevigny’s first acting gig?

Sonic Youth

182. Which Indie band helped Kanye West write and produce his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy?

Bon Iver

183. What other UK band is a fierce rival of the Arctic Monkeys?

Radiohead

184. Which band won the ARIA Music Award for Most Popular International Artist in 2010?

Mumford & Sons

185. What alias was Kim Deal credited as on the first two The Pixies albums?

Mrs. John Murphy

Jazz

186. Which Jazz musician has the highest selling jazz album of all time as of 2020?

Miles Davis

187. Which Louis Armstrong song was not a hit during his lifetime, but rose to prominence in 1987 when it was included in the soundtrack for  “Good Morning, Vietnam”?

“What a Wonderful World”

188. Which famous jazz musician was the tenor saxophone player on the best selling jazz album of all time, Kind of Blue?

John Coltrane

189. What was Duke Ellington’s real first name?

Edward

190. Which jazz musician was known to play with his elbows and forearms at times, and would even start dancing around his piano during recordings and shows?

Thelonious Monk

191. Which jazz trumpeter’s trademark was his excessively puffed out cheeks while playing?

Dizzie Gillespie

192. In what famous comedic duo’s movie did Ella Fitzgerald make her film debut?

Abbot and Costello

193. Which jazz saxophone player’s nickname was “Yardbird”?

Charlie Parker

194. U2’s song Angel of Harlem was a tribute to which jazz singer?

Billie Holiday

195. Which jazz musician won the Lifetime Achievement award at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards?

Charles Mingus

196. Which jazz musician does Chris Farley incorrectly reference when asked to provide his signature in the movie Tommy Boy?

Herbie Hancock

197. Who was the first African American male to receive a Grammy Award?

Count Basie

198. Which famous jazz musician played piano on the best selling jazz album of all time, Kind of Blue?

Bill Evans

199. Who was the first African American to host a network television series?

Nat King Cole

Pop

200. Which pop star was was 2011 Billboard’s Woman of the Year?

Taylor Swift

201. Which pop stars real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?

Lady Gaga

202. Which famous R&B singer gave Justin Bieber his record deal?

Usher

203. Which pop star was the best selling artist in 2009, which was also the year of his death?

Michael Jackson

204. Which pop star’s real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson?

Katy Perry

205. Which pop star got her start as a backup dancer and singer for French disco artist Patrick Hernandez in 1979?

Madonna

206. Which pop stars moniker was inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat?

Ariana Grande

207. Which pop star’s real name is Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez?

Bruno Mars

208. Which famous pop star’s life is completely controlled by her father through a conservatorship?

Britney Spears

209. Which pop star became the youngest ambassador to UNICEF in 2009 at age 17?

Selena Gomez

210. Which iconic pop star is second cousins with Dionne Warwick and her godmother is Aretha Franklin?

Whitney Houston

211. Which pop star was only twelve years old when he released his debut album in 1962?

Stevie Wonder

Progressive Rock

212. Who is the only remaining member of King Crimson as of 2020?

Robert Fripp

213. The name Pink Floyd came from which two of Syd Barrett’s favourite Carolina bluesmen?

Pink Anderson and Floyd Council

214. Which progressive rock band won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1985?

Yes

215. Who was the first lead singer of Genesis?

Peter Gabriel

216. Which progressive rock band was named after an 18th century English agriculturist, that invented a seed drill which planted seeds in rows?

Jethro Tull

217. Which band was named by the Canadian government as the “Official Ambassadors Of Music” in 1979?

Rush

218. Which band was formed by two previous members of At the Drive-in, following their break up?

The Mars Volta

219. What was the name of the local band that Queensrÿche’s originally formed from?

The Mob

220. Which progressive rock band was the first band to have four platinum albums in a row?

Styx

221. What band was Roy Wood of Electric Light Orchestra in previously?

The Move

222. What was the title of Tool’s first demo EP?

72826

223. Before The Mothers of Invention were a rock band, what kind of band were they?

R&B

Punk Rock

224. Which band name came from the fake name Paul McCartney would use to check into hotels?

The Ramones

225. What was Black Flag’s original band name?

Panic

226. Which band member of Green Day is the only member that has retained his real surname?

Billie Joe Amrstrong

227. Which English rock band’s cover art was a rip off of an Elvis album cover?

The Clash

228. Which punk band was the first to ever have been brought to trial over the content of an album?

Dead Kennedys

229. What band did Brooks Wackerman from Bad Religion join in 2015?

Avenged Sevenfold

230. Who is the lead singer of The Stooges?

Iggy Pop

231. Who was the first lead singer of the Misfits?

Glenn Danzig

232. When singer Howard Devoto went left the Buzzcocks in 1977, what band did he go on to form?

Magazine

233. What was Blink-182’s original band name until an Irish band with the same name threaten to sue them?

Blink

234. What is the only album by NOFX to receive a gold certification by the RIAA?

Punk in Drublic

235. What band did Rancid drummer Branden Steineckert previously play drums for until he left band in 2006?

The Used

236. What was Bad Brains’ original band name?

Mind Power

R & B

237. Who is the most nominated woman in Grammy history?

Beyoncé

238. What was the name of the singing quintet Usher joined when he was 11 years old?

NuBegginings

239. Where was Chris Brown discovered?

Hi Father’s Gas Station

240. Which R&B singer holds the record for the longest rendition of the United States National Anthem at the Super Bowl, as of 2020?

Alicia Keys

241. What R&B singer was signed to Uptown records in 1989, and at the time, she was the youngest and first female artist on the label?

Mary J. Blige

242. Which R&B singer purchased Marilyn Monroe’s baby grand piano at an auction for $600,000?

Mariah Carey

243. What was the name of the singing group Toni Braxton was in before launching her solo career?

The Braxtons

244. What sitcom was Janet Jackson’s first starring role?

Good Times

245. What moniker did Erykah Badu go by when she had ambitions of being a rapper?

MC Apples

246. What is the name of the hip hop collective Frank Ocean joined in 2010?

Odd Future

247. Which R&B singer was so academically gifted that he began high school at twelve years old?

John Legend

248. What film was Aaliyah’s first movie role?

Romeo Must Die

249. What was the original name of the group Boyz II Men?

Unique Attractions

250. Which iconic R&B singer’s real name is Kenneth Brian Edmonds?

Babyface

Reggae

251. In what year did the United Nations award Bob Marley The Peace Medal?

1978

252. In regards to Peter Tosh’s official birth name, what famous Prime Minister was he named after?

Winston Churchill

253. Which reggae artist’s stage name comes from a category of Kenyan state commendations?

Burning Spear

254. Who is the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley?

Damian Marley

255. What group was Bunny Wailer an original member of?

The Wailers

256. Which reggae artist was the lead actor in the iconic Jamaican film, The Harder They Come?

Jimmy Cliff

257. Which reggae artist’s nickname was the Cool Ruler?

Gregory Isaacs

258. What is reggae artist Ziggy Marley’s real name?

David Nesta Marley

259. What is the title of the song by the reggae group Toots and the Maytals, which is an account of lead singer Toots Hibbert’s time in prison due to a marijuana charge?

54-46 (That’s My Number)

260. Which reggae band’s name was selected in reference to a form issued to people claiming unemployment benefits from the UK government’s Department of Employment?

UB40

261. Which reggae artist served as a Marine in the Gulf War, reaching the rank of Lance Corporal, but was demoted for returning late to base after a weekend trip to his music studio?

Shaggy

Reggaeton

262. Which reggaeton artist’s stage name is derived from Puerto Rican slang, meaning someone tall, or a big shot in his field?

Daddy Yankee

263. Which reggaeton artist was discovered at 11 years old in a supermarket by a lady who signed him to a record label and recorded his first album?

Nicky Jam

264. Which reggaeton artist claims to have echoics, which means when people hear a specific sound that acts as a stimulus, they can automatically remember what song is playing, how it goes, and the lyrics?

.J Balvin

265. Which reggaeton artist was married to Jackie Guerrido, the Puerto Rican Univision television weather forecaster and journalist, from 2008 to 2011?

Don Omar

266. Which reggaeton artist’s stage name is a combination of the first two letters from his mom, dad, and sister’s names?

Maluma

267. Which reggaeton artist has four Guinness World Records as of 2020, for most Billboard Latin Music Award wins for a single artist in a single year, most Billboard Latin Music Award nominations for a single artist in a single year, male solo artist with the most weeks at number one on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums Chart, and artist with the most videos to reach one billion views on YouTube?

Ozuna

268. Which reggaeton artist named himself after an event, where in his childhood, he was forced to wear an animal costume to school, and was photographed looking very upset and angry?

Bad Bunny

269. Which reggaeton artist sings alongside Juan Luis Morera Luna as a duo?

Yandel

270. Which reggaeton artist’s father was the director of a vaccination clinic run by the Puerto Rican department of health?

Tego Calderon

271. Which reggaeton artist was awarded the Songwriter of the Year award at the 2011 ASCAP?

Tito El Bambino

Rock

272. What band name did Buddy Holly and The Crickets inspire?

The Beatles

273. Which member of Led Zeppelin paid the recording budget for their first album?

Jimmy Paige

274. Which Band’s logo is inspired by Kali, the Hindu goddess of everlasting energy?

The Rolling Stones

275. Which band is named after a label on a sewing machine?

AC/DC

276. Which band’s lead singer started a riot at a St. Louis show, when he became angry after he spotted an unauthorized photographer in the front row, dove head first into the crowd to take the camera, and then stormed off stage?

Guns N’ Roses (Axl Rose)

277. Which Pink Floyd classic song was based on a real life person Roger Waters knew who would steal women’s clothes and underwear from washing lines?

“Arnold Layne”

278. Which member of Fleetwood Mac abruptly left the band in 1971 to join the Children of God cult?

Jeremy Spencer

279. Which band formed in 1970 after some members from two bands named Jam Band and Chain reaction, heard each other at a show and decided to merge into a new group?

Aerosmith

280. Which of the original member of rock band Queen is a PhD-level astrophysicist?

Brian May

281. Before Jimi Hendrix was James Marshall Hendrix, what his original birth name?

John Allen Hendrix

282. Which rock band was the first band to advertise a new album using a billboard?

The Doors

283. Before settling on the band name “The Who”, what two other names did the band perform under?

The Detours & The High Numbers

284. Which members of the rock band The Eagles played backup for Linda Ronstadt before leaving to start their own group?

Glenn Fry and Don Henley

Soul

285. What was the name of the first vocal group Marvin Gaye was a part of?

The Marquees

286. Who is the youngest artist ever to have reached number 1 on the billboard 100?

Stevie Wonder

287. Who was the first female performer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Aretha Franklin

288. Which soul and funk icon has said, that as a child, he danced for pennies for soldiers at Fort Gordon?

James Brown

289. Who was originally hired to be Johnny Jenkins’ driver from Johnny Jenkins and the Pinetoppers because Johnny didn’t have a drivers license, and would go on to become one of the greatest soul singers in history?

Otis Redding

290. What was the name of the band Amy Winehouse started when she was 10 years old?

Sweet n’ Sour

291. Which soul singer wrote and demoed his entire 1995 debut album, by himself, in his bedroom?

D’ Angelo

292. Which soul artist started out as a spoken word artist, but then went on to co-write the The Roots and Erykah Badu song; You Got Me, which launched her singing career?

Jill Scott

293. Which soul singer dropped his last name to avoid confusion with the boxer, Sugar Ray Robinson?

Ray Charles

294. Which soul singer began his career with his siblings at the age of 14, as the lead singer of their Gospel group, the Highway QC’s?

Sam Cooke

295. What is Smokey Robinson’s real birth name?

Wiliam Robinson Jr.

296. What was the name of the group Curtis Mayfield was originally part of prior to launching his successful solo career?

The Impressions

297. Which soul singer started out with his brothers as a Gospel quartet in the mid-1950s, but was kicked out when his father caught him listening to Jackie Wilson?

Al Green

Swing

298. Which composer was also known as “dumpy” to some of his friends, due to his ravenous eating habits?

Duke Ellington

299. Which pianist received his nickname from the announcer of a radio broadcast, who wanted give his name some “pizzazz”?

Count Basie

300. Which horn player received his first horn from a jewish immigrant family that helped him purchase it by loaning him the money?

Louis Armstrong

301. Which jazz artist from the swing era died when his plane went missing over the English Channel in 1944?

Glenn Miller

302. Who did Marilyn Monroe help get booked at the popular nightclub the Mocambo in the 50s, by promising to be show up nightly to the club if the artist was booked?

Ella Fitzgerald

303. Which big band musician wrote the book The Trouble With Cinderella in 1952?

Artie Shaw

304. Which musician joined the American Federation of Musicians when he was only 14 years old, having to quit his other studies to focus solely on his music?

Benny Goodman

305. Which musician’s nickname, given to him as a gypsy child, meant “I wake up”?

“Django” Reinhardt

306. Before going by Fletcher Henderson, what was Fletcher’s original name?

James Fletcher Henderson

307. What musician’s first job was playing with singer Mamie Smith’s Jazz Hounds in 1921?

Coleman Hawkins

308. Which famous singer’s father was jazz musician Clarence Holiday?

Billie Holiday

309. What was the name of the band Nat King Cole formed in 1937 with Oscar Moore and Wesley Prince?

The King Cole Trio

Techno

310. Which techno group records all of their tracks in a home studio called “The Dirtchamber”?

The Prodigy

311. Which musical duo spent $4 million to create an animated film with Japanese Designer Matsumoto, titled Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem?

Daft Punk

312. Which artist’s stage name was taken from a brand of audio signal processing equipment and an ode to the memory of his passed brother?

Aphex Twin

313. What was the original name of the The Chemical Brothers, a name inspired as an ode to American hip-hop producers with the same stage name?

The Dust Brothers

314. What artist formed the Plus 8 record label with with John Acquaviva in 1990?

Richie Hawtin

315. Which American electronic music duo, consists of Ali “Dubfire” Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi?

Deep Dish

316. Who played at the 1st night of Danny Rampling’s Shoom night after his return from Ibiza in the summer of 1987?

Carl Cox

317. Which famous DJ’s real name is Tijs Michiel Verwest?

Tiësto

318. Which singer and record producer goes by Cajmere, Geo Vogt, Half Pint, Curan Stone, and Gino Vittori?

Green Velvet

319. Which famous DJ created a prototype phone messaging service using an old modem at the age of 15?

Curtis Alan Jones or Richie Hawtin

320. Which American DJ, producer, and composer was known as The Wizard in the 80s due to his technical abilities?

Jeff Mills

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