Test yourself on the big music award
By Sean Doorly
There are so many awards shows today -- but only a handful are big ones.
For the movies you have the Oscars, for TV you have the Emmys and for
music you have the Grammys.
This is the award music artists mention in their official bios and generally
go ga-ga over. Well, most of them at least -- in our quiz you'll discover
someone who refused the award, the youngest winner and who won two of
the big awards -- an Oscar and a Grammy. Take our quiz and test your Grammy
1. Who was the youngest
person to win a top Grammy award?
LeAnn Rimes won the Best New Artist award in 1997 and she was only 14-years-old.
2. Who won the Best New Artist award in 2000?
In this pop princess battle, Christina Aguilera was crowned the winner
at the 42nd Grammy Awards. Fun fact: Earlier that
year, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Marc Anthony announced the
nominations at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
3. This year the Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles-- where were
they held last year?
The 45th Grammy Awards were held at New York's Madison Square Garden on
Feb. 23, 2003. This was after a four-year hiatus from the Big Apple. The
Grammy people and then-New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani had a highly public
feud in 1998, which drove the awards show back to Los Angeles. Prior to
that, the show alternated between the two music meccas.
4. How many awards did Norah Jones walk away with at the 45th Grammy Awards?
Norah Jones won a total of five awards including Best New Artist and Record
of the Year. Fun fact: Sheryl Crow and Christopher Cross are the only
other artists to win those two top awards in the same year.
5. Which double-threat has won both a Grammy and an Oscar?
His name is Eminem and he has won seven Grammy Awards and an Oscar for
Best Original Song in 2002 for "Lose Yourself" from the movie
"8 Mile." Fun fact: Jennifer Lopez was the first female artist
to have a No. 1 movie (The Wedding Planner) and album (J.Lo) in the same
week in 2001.
6. Which group has never won a Grammy?
None of the above
Surprisingly none of these iconic rock groups has won a Grammy award.
Even the king himself, Elvis, only won for his gospel music-- he never
nabbed one of the top awards.
7. Who is the only artist to refuse a Grammy?
Sinead O'Connor declined to accept the award for Best Alternative Music
Performance for "I Do No Want What I Haven't Got" in 1990. Another
famous "decliner"-- but for another award-- is Marlon Brando,
who in 1972 turned down the Best Actor Oscar
for his portrayal of Mafia boss Don Corleone in The Godfather.
8. In what year were Best New Artist winners Milli Vanilli stripped of
Milli Vanilli were stripped of the Best New Artist award in 1989 after
it was discovered the duo did not sing on its recordings.
9. The most wins in the Best Rock Duo or Group Performance category goes
The Rolling Stones
In this category, U2 has won a total of five times. Fun fact: Legendary
Brit rockers and instrument-smashers The Who never won a Grammy award.
10. In 1988, who beat Metallica for the Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance
The Grateful Dead
That dubious honor
belongs to Jethro Tull famous for songs like "Aqualung" and
"Thick as a Brick," filled with mandolins and flutes. The Grammy
folks created the category in 1988 to acknowledge the burgeoning metal
music scene. Metallica were the favored band to win and Jethro Tull had
to endure boos and hisses when they accepted the award. Don't feel so
bad for Metallica-- they have snce won six Grammys.