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1
Who is:

Rihanna

Barbadian pop recording artist of the 21st century whose songs include "Umbrella", "Don't Stop the Music", "Rude Boy", "What's My Name?", and "We Found Love"

2
Who is:

Beyoncé

  • American R&B singer and actress of the 1990s and 2000s who rose to fame as part of Destiny's Child, releasing such singles as "Say My Name" and "Survivor"
  • As a solo artist, she has recorded multiple hits like "Crazy in Love", "Irreplaceable", "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", and "Drunk in Love"

3
Who is:

Jay-Z

  • American rapper and entrepreneur of the 1990s and 2000s, one of the most popular and successful hip hop artists
  • His notable albums include Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint, while some of his major songs include "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)", "Big Pimpin'", "99 Problems", and "Empire State of Mind"

4
Who are:

The Rolling Stones

  • Iconic English rock band formed in 1962, most notably featuring Mick Jagger on vocals and Keith Richards on guitar
  • They have been enormously successful since breaking through in America during the British Invasion
  • Their songs include "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", "Gimme Shelter", "Miss You", and "Start Me Up"

5
Who are:

The Beatles

  • English rock band of the 1960s formed in Liverpool, and the best-selling band of all time
  • Its four members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr
  • Widely regarded as the greatest rock group ever, their albums include Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road

6
Who is:

Madonna

  • American recording artist active since the early 80s, and one of the best-selling female musicians ever
  • Often called the Queen of Pop, she has reinvented her image and music several times throughout her career
  • Her songs include "Like a Virgin", "Vogue", "Like a Prayer", "Ray of Light", "Music", and "Hung Up"

7
Who is:

Tiësto

  • Dutch DJ and electronic dance music producer who is one of the most popular dance artists in the world
  • He rose to stardom in the early 2000s as a trance producer, but shifted in recent years to house and electro
  • This change has nicely coincided with the rapidly increasing mainstream popularity of house music in America

8
Who is:

David Guetta

  • French house music producer and DJ who has played a central role in the recent mainstream popularization of dance music
  • His songs include "Love Is Gone", "When Love Takes Over", "Memories", and "Gettin' Over You"

9
Who are:

Led Zeppelin

  • Highly successful and influential English rock band of the 1960s and 70s
  • Its members were singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, drummer John Bonham, and bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones
  • Their heavy blues rock sound made them forerunners of hard rock and heavy metal, and they are one of the best-selling artists of all time
  • Their songs include "Stairway to Heaven", "Black Dog", "Going to California", and "Whole Lotta Love"

10
Who is:

Adele

English singer-songwriter of the 21st century whose highly successful first two albums spawned such hits as "Chasing Pavements", "Rolling in the Deep", "Someone Like You", and "Set Fire to the Rain"

11
Who is:

Bob Dylan

  • Highly influential American folk, blues, and rock musician who has been active since the early 1960s
  • He is regarded as one of the most important recording artists and songwriters in history
  • His songs include "The Times They Are a-Changin'", "Like a Rolling Stone", and "On the Road Again"

12
Who is:

Elvis Presley

  • American singer and actor of the 20th century who was active from the early 50s until his death in 1977
  • Dubbed the King of Rock and Roll, he was a leading figure in the popularization of rock
  • His songs include "Heartbreak Hotel", "Hound Dog", "Jailhouse Rock", and "Love Me Tender"

13
Who is:

Louis Armstrong

  • American jazz singer and trumpeter of the 20th century, fundamental to the development of jazz
  • He was so popular that he was one of the first African-American entertainers whose race became secondary to his talents
  • His songs include "What a Wonderful World", "Stardust", "When The Saints Go Marching In", and "We Have All the Time in the World"

14
Who is:

Chuck Berry

  • American guitarist and singer-songwriter who is regarded as one of the pioneers of rock and roll music
  • His songs include "You Never Can Tell", "Rock and Roll Music", "Maybellene", and "Johnny B. Goode"

15
Who is:

Jimi Hendrix

  • American blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist who rose to prominence in the 1960s and died at the age of 27 in 1970 from drug-related asphyxia
  • Widely regarded as the greatest guitarist of all time, he memorably headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969
  • He popularized and experimented with the wah-wah pedal, amplifier feedback, and innovative recording techniques
  • His songs include "Purple Haze", "Hey Joe", "Stone Free", and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

16
Who is:

James Brown

  • American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and bandleader of the 20th century
  • Known as the Godfather of Soul, he was a founding father of funk music
  • Much of his music has been used in samples for hip hop songs
  • His songs include "Cold Sweat", "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "I Got You (I Feel Good)", and "Funky Drummer", one of the most sampled songs in history

17
Who is:

Little Richard

  • American pianist and singer-songwriter active since the early 1950s, known for his showmanship and frenetic piano playing
  • Regarded as one of the major figures in the development of rock and roll
  • His songs include "Tutti Frutti", "Good Golly Miss Molly", and "Long Tall Sally"

18
Who is:

Aretha Franklin

  • American recording artist active since the mid-50s who has worked in many genres, from gospel to jazz to R&B
  • Dubbed the Queen of Soul, her songs include "Think", "A Natural Woman", and "Respect"

19
Who is:

Ray Charles

  • American soul artist and pianist, active from the late 40s until his death in 2004
  • Drawing from many styles and genres, the blind musician is widely regarded as one of the most important musicians of the 20th century
  • His hits include "Mess Around", "Unchain My Heart", "Georgia On My Mind", and "What'd I Say"

20
Who is:

Bob Marley

  • Revered Jamaican recording artist of the 20th century, the most famous and popular reggae musician in the history of the genre
  • His songs include "Three Little Birds", "Redemption Song", "Buffalo Soldier", "No Woman, No Cry", and "Get Up Stand Up"

21
Name the musical artist:

Barbadian pop recording artist of the 21st century whose songs include "Umbrella", "Don't Stop the Music", "Rude Boy", "What's My Name?", and "We Found Love"

Rihanna

22
Name the musical artist:

  • American R&B singer and actress of the 1990s and 2000s who rose to fame as part of Destiny's Child, releasing such singles as "Say My Name" and "Survivor"
  • As a solo artist, she has recorded multiple hits like "Crazy in Love", "Irreplaceable", and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"

Beyoncé

23
Name the musical artist:

  • American rapper and entrepreneur of the 1990s and 2000s, one of the most popular and successful hip hop artists
  • His notable albums include Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint, while some of his major songs include "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)", "Big Pimpin'", "99 Problems", and "Empire State of Mind"

Jay-Z

24
Name the musical artist:

  • Iconic English rock band formed in 1962, most notably featuring Mick Jagger on vocals and Keith Richards on guitar
  • They have been enormously successful since breaking through in America during the British Invasion
  • Their songs include "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", "Gimme Shelter", "Miss You", and "Start Me Up"

The Rolling Stones

25
Name the musical artist:

  • English rock band of the 1960s formed in Liverpool, and the best-selling band of all time
  • Its four members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr
  • Widely regarded as the greatest rock group ever, their albums include Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road

The Beatles

26
Name the musical artist:

  • American recording artist active since the early 80s, and one of the best-selling female musicians ever
  • Often called the Queen of Pop, she has reinvented her image and music several times throughout her career
  • Her songs include "Like a Virgin", "Vogue", "Like a Prayer", "Ray of Light", "Music", and "Hung Up"

Madonna

27
Name the musical artist:

  • Dutch DJ and electronic dance music producer who is one of the most popular dance artists in the world
  • He rose to stardom in the early 2000s as a trance producer, but shifted in recent years to house and electro
  • This change has nicely coincided with the rapidly increasing mainstream popularity of house music in America

Tiësto

28
Name the musical artist:

  • French house music producer and DJ who has played a central role in the recent mainstream popularization of dance music
  • His songs include "Love Is Gone", "When Love Takes Over", "Memories", and "Gettin' Over You"

David Guetta

29
Name the musical artist:

  • Highly successful and influential English rock band of the 1960s and 70s
  • Its members were singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, drummer John Bonham, and bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones
  • Their heavy blues rock sound made them forerunners of hard rock and heavy metal, and they are one of the best-selling artists of all time
  • Their songs include "Stairway to Heaven", "Black Dog", "Going to California", and "Whole Lotta Love"

Led Zeppelin

30
Name the musical artist:

English singer-songwriter of the 21st century whose highly successful first two albums spawned such hits as "Chasing Pavements", "Rolling in the Deep", "Someone Like You", and "Set Fire to the Rain"

Adele