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1. In February, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson and _____ performed at Super Bowl XLIII.
Kings of Leon
Alicia Keys
Bruce Springsteen
Mary J. Blige
2. Who won Album of the Year at the 51st Grammys?
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant
3. We lost the King of Pop in 2009. In what month did Michael Jackson die?
4. Spike Jonze's ex-girlfriend wrote the soundtrack to Where the Wild Things Are. What New York rock band does she sing vocals for?
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Cranberries
The Donnas
5. Justin Bieber hit it big in 2009 with his debut single, "One Time." How old is he?
6. On The Office, Jim and Pam finally got married. To what song do they (and the rest of The Office staff) dance down the aisle to?
"Boom Boom Pow" by Black Eyed Peas
"Forever" by Chris Brown
"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness
"Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon
7. For two months, _____ was NBC's Artist in Residence, meaning he would be seen exclusively on shows owned by NBC Universal, including The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and Today.
Kenny Chesney
Jon Bon Jovi
8. Finish Kanye West's line: "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'ma Let you finish, but _____ has one of the best videos of all time!"
9. Where did Kanye say that?
The Grammys
BET Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Movie Awards
10. On Saturday Night Live, what music artist was both the host and musical guest in November?
Lady Gaga
Justin Timberlake
Taylor Swift
11. Speaking of SNL, Andy Samberg appeared in what I think was the show's best Digital Short to date. In it, Samberg sings a raunchy hip-hop ballad about his new love, who happens to be Kenan Thompson dressed up as _____.
Faith Hill
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Wynonna Judd
12. Skipping over a greatest hits album, this band reunited in 2009 to release its first new album -- "Full Circle" -- in eight years.
The Cranberries
Third Eye Blind
13. From April to October, this music artist held onto the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a record-breaking 26 straight weeks.
Lady Gaga
Black Eyed Peas
Britney Spears
14. What music artist previously held the record at 19 straight weeks atop the Hot 100 chart?
Whitney Houston
Mariah Carey
The Beatles
15. Members from a certain pop group were busy in the reality TV world in 2009, as one was a judge on NBC's The Sing Off and another was a panelist on E!'s Bank of Hollywood. What's the group?
Danity Kane
Pussycat Dolls
Dixie Chicks
16. What was the bestselling album in the United States in 2009?
"Fearless" by Taylor Swift
"I Dreamed a Dream" by Susan Boyle
"The Fame" by Lady Gaga
"Hannah Montana: The Movie (soundtrack)" by Hannah Montana
17. Electropop group 3OH!3 reached stardom through singles "Don't Trust Me" and "Starstrukk." Where do the boys hail from? (Hint: The band's name should be helpful).
San Diego
18. As you're probably aware, they sing a whole bunch of covers on Glee. Which of the following do the William McKinley High School students NOT sing?
"Don't Stop Believin' " by Journey
"Somebody to Love" by Queen
"Pink Houses" by John Cougar Mellencamp
"When You're Smiling" by Louis Armstrong
19. A funny moment on Parks and Recreation this season had Leslie (Amy Poehler) singing _____ at a gay bar, The Bulge.
"Crazy in Love"
"Poker Face"
"I've Got a Feeling"
20. At the Grammys, _____ won Best New Artist. At the MTV VMAs, _____ won the award.
Adele; Lady Gaga
Bon Iver; Kid Cudi
Fleet Foxes; Drake
21. Madonna released her third greatest hits album in September. What's it called?
22. The gaming world went nuts when Rock Band released a special _____ edition in September.
The Beatles
The Doors
23. Jay Leno signed off in May as host of The Tonight Show after 17 years on the job. Who was his final musical guest?
James Taylor
Pearl Jam
Simon and Garfunkel
24. Speaking of The Tonight Show, who was Conan O'Brien's first music guest when he debuted as the show's host in June?
James Taylor
Pearl Jam
Simon and Garfunkel
25. In 2008, MIA's "Paper Planes" was featured extensively in the trailer to Pineapple Express, but wasn't used in the actual movie. The same is true in 2009 with Linkin Park's "Given Up" and this movie.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Crank 2

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