Music quiz: answers

How did you get on last month? Here are all the questions again, this time with the answers.

  1. We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. was which artist’s highest selling album because of the 2008 song ‘I’m Yours’? Jason Mraz
  2. ‘Man Eater’ and ‘Promiscuous’ were 2006 hits for which artist? Nelly Furtado
  3. After a decade of writing Spanish songs, which artist reached international fame from 2001 onwards with English ones? Shakira
  4. Which artist released 3 prison-themed album called Trouble, Konvicted and Freedom throughout the 00s? Akon
  5. In what year did Fergie, of Black Eyed Peas fame, make her first solo album The Dutchess? 2006
  6. Eminem released his eponymous album (named after himself) in 2000, what was it called? The Marshall Mathers LP
  7. Paramount Pictures bought the rights to which 2003 Avril Lavigne song in order to make a movie, one which never materialised? Sk8r Boi
  8. James Blunt owns the best-selling album of the 00s. What is it called? Back to Bedlam
  9. 3 of the top 15 best-selling albums of the 2000s belong to which 4-piece band? Coldplay
  10. Which artist won The X Factor in 2006 and remains the best-selling act from the show? Leona Lewis
  11. Which band refused a 2001 Mercury Prize nomination, saying the award is “like carrying a dead albatross around your neck for eternity”? Gorillaz
  12. After being named Puffy, Puff Daddy, P Diddy, Diddy and P Diddy (again), the artist who cannot be named settled on which name in 2008? Sean John
  13. Maroon 5 released their solo album in 2002 titled Songs About…who? Jane British garage legends So Solid Crew had how many members when they released their first album in 2001? 19
  14. Who released their first debut album Love. Angel. Music. Baby in 2004? Gwen Stefani
  15. Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong is the real name of which 00s icon? Dido
  16. Which album from Snow Patrol won an Ivor Novello award in 2007? Final Straw
  17. Which duo released the 2003 album Speakerboxxxx/The Love Below? OutKast
  18. Vanessa Carlton became a one-hit wonder for which 2001 song? A Thousand Miles
  19. Katy Perry’s first big hit ‘I Kissed a Girl’ came out in what year? 2008