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This mandolinist became the host of radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion after the retirement of Garrison Keillor. He is also known for his work with Nickel Creek and the Punch Brothers.

Chris Tile


This British musician, active since the '60s, is one of fourteen contributing vocalists on Kanye West's "All Of The Lights."

Elton John


What country star's 2016 album Gunslinger has sold a little over 100,000 copies so far, which is respectable but about 1/230th the total of his 1990 album and 1/180th that of his 1991 release?

Garth Brooks


"Look What You Made Me Do," released on August 24, 2017, is the first single from what Taylor Swift album, which is set for release on November 10?



What 19-year-old Ontarian pop star, whose recent hit singles include "Stitches," "Treat You Better," and "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back," first gained popularity in the summer of 2013 via cover videos uploaded to the now-defunct sharing service Vine?

Shawn Mendes


This photo appeared on the cover of a 2010 album by what musical artist?



Help me out: This actress seems to show up everywhere. Her 2017 films include The Shack, Gifted, and The Shape of Water. Perhaps a quiet year for her, but she was coming off a busy awards season where she was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for a 2016 film; her performance helped that movie earn a nomination for Best Picture. Name her.

Octavia Spencer


 Dunkirk takes place across three different timelines, identified to the viewer as "The Sea", "The Air" and the what? Many viewers thought this term referred to the French man disguised as a British solider, but instead it's where some of the approximately 300,000 troops waited to be rescued from Dunkirk by watercraft.

The Mole


After over a dozen men accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct in late 2017 it was announced that the studio would be saying so long and farewell to Spacey and replacing him with what actor who would instead portray J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World?

Christopher Plummer


Titled after the main character's 4th studio album released in 1996, what 2017 movie shows viewers the life and death of prolific and visionary West Coast rapper, Tupac Shakur, who died from complications due to multiple gunshot wounds? To this day, his murder has not been solved. Dry your tears, exact spelling is not required.

All Eyez On Me


Name the pop group pictured here, reportedly the most tweeted-about celebrity in 2017?



According to the lyrics of a hit country music song from 2018 by the duo Dan + Shay, the narrator is reminded of his ex-love when he tastes what liquor, which provides the song's title?

Dan + Shay


In 2014 Alison Janney won two Emmys: one for this sitcom and one for this drama about Masters and Johnson.

Mom, Master of Sex


For most of their existence, Rush never recorded a full-length concept album. That is, until 2012 (not 2112), when they released their 19th and final studio album, which tells the story of a dystopia ruled by a mysterious repressive force known as The Watchmaker. What is the name of this album that almost shares a title with an Anthony Burgess classic, which has since spawned two novelizations and a series of comics?

Clockwork Angels


In 2017, experimental rap trio clipping. were nominated for a Hugo for their Splendor and Misery album, a 2016 Afrofuturist hip-hopera that details the events following the malfunction of a cryogenic chamber inside an intergalactic slave ship. The album's story and lyrics were conceived by the group's MC, who is perhaps best known to Broadway fans as the actor and very fast rapper that originated the roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.

Daveed Diggs


Despite the fact that this band is primarily known for religious music, what rock band's album "Until We Have Faces" reached #2 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart in early 2011 in addition to their 21 number-one singles on the Christian Rock chart?



What stage name has Queens rapper Nora Lum used since she was twelve, a decade before recording her debut album, 2014's Yellow Ranger?

Lum is better known, in her musical career and in screen credits like Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians, as Awkwafina


Dialogue from what film is sampled on Watch The Throne's "N*ggas In Paris?"

Blades Of Glory


In January 2019, she became the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Missy Elliot


What movie's soundtrack was the only million-selling album of 2018? 

The Greatest Showman


In his much-discussed 2018 music video, who is seen gunning down a church choir with a Kalashnikov rifle? 

That's Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) in his much-discussed and Grammy-winning "This Is America" video. 


The term for the lowest level of hell in Buddhism was the stage name used by what Swedish electronic musician and DJ who died in April 2018 at age 28? 

Avicii / Tim Bergling


Which artist gave up her more hopeful, playful alter ego of Cindi Mayweather, the ArchAndroid, to take on the darker role of the angry, rebellious Jane 57821 -- who is "Django, never Sambo" -- in a 2018 work?

Janelle Monae