Top 10 singers factsCulture quiz
Which award did Will Smith win?
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance. Will Smith is an American actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter. He has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, but never won one. In 1989 Smith, as a part of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, received the first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance.
What was the birth name of Bob Dylan?
Robert Allen Zimmerman. Bob Dylan was born as Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941 in a Jewish family in Duluth, Minnesota. He adopted the stage name "Bob Dylan" influenced by poems by Dylan Thomas. In August 1962 he legally changed his name to Robert Dylan.
What was Elvis Presley's job before he became a famous singer?
He was a truck driver. Elvis Presley began working for the Crown Electric company as a truck driver in 1954. His friend Ronnie Smith suggested he contact Eddie Bond, leader of Smith's professional band, which had an opening for a vocalist. Bond rejected him after a tryout, advising Presley to stick to truck driving "because you're never going to make it as a singer".
Where was Freddie Mercury from?
Zanzibar. Freddie Mercury was born in 1946 in Stone Town, Zanzibar - an island off the eastern coast of Africa, belonging to the British Empire at the time. At the age of 18, he moved to London because of the civil war.
Which band created the song "Take on Me"?
A-ha. "Take On Me" is a song by Norwegian synthpop band A-ha, first released in 1984. The self-composed original version was produced by Tony Mansfield, and remixed by John Ratcliff. The video won six awards and was nominated for two others at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.
Which of the following singers is blind?
Andrea Bocelli is an Italian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born with poor eyesight and became completely blind at age 12, following a football accident. Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 80 million records worldwide.