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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #38

September 22, 2019


Exceptional Artist of the Week III Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2019 Artists of the Week (so far): George Harrison, Notorious B.I.G., Amy Winehouse, Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Gorillaz, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, Cheap Trick, Can, Kanye West, Fleetwood Mac, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Black Sabbath, Tina Turner, Jeff Buckley, The Monkees, Fiona Apple, Kiss, Dr. Dre, Ella Fitzgerald, Pixies, Supertramp, The Strokes, Common, Pearl Jam, TLC, The Who, Tom Petty, Justin Timberlake, T. Rex, Kid Rock, Duran Duran, The Kinks


My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified The Kinks last week.

The results after 37 weeks (as of Saturday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after 37


Ready for Quiz #38?



Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!


Artist of the Week #38
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American artist, whose 1999 debut album is on the 1001 list, was born in Mississippi on December 2, 1981 (and raised in Louisiana). When asked my age, I like to tell my students I’m 1 day older than her – and we’ve had slightly different career trajectories!






400 points……………….For example, her debut album [featuring the singles Sometimes & (You Drive Me) Crazy] sold 25 million copies…






300 points……………………and when I make a mistake (for the second time) in a lesson, I will inevitably say, Oops!…I Did it Again 






200 points………………..”Oh Baby Baby, How was I supposed to know?”






100 points………………..If you thought this quiz was BS, in a way, you’re right!

The artist is B________ S______.






Answer: برتني سبيرز

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Credit where credit is due, ...Baby One More Time has a terrific chord progression!

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  1. Harrison permalink

    300 please, from a lucky guess

  2. 500. With your diverging career trajectories, I’m imagining you didn’t get married twice in 2004?

    • Correct – though there’s a chance we weren’t exactly in parallel lines up to that point either!

  3. 300, for Geoff’s Sake.

  4. 300. I’m so not down with the kids.

  5. 300 and that’s B.S! HAHA

  6. jprobichaud permalink

    I thought I knew it with the first clue but it took the second to be sure. 400.

    • If you HAD to guess an artist at 500, would this have been the name? If so, I call that 500, as I’m a believer fortunate guesses should still be rewarded!

  7. 500 for me. Don’t tell anyone!!

  8. Oops!… 300.

  9. 300! I can’t believe that first album was 1999. My sister was mad about that album.

  10. 400 for a good guess.

  11. Zack permalink

    500. At first I thought ‘How am I to know this,’ but after thinking for a moment I realized I did know it.

  12. 600 points purely because I belong to the generation where that’s the song that pops in my head when I hear ‘lucky’.
    I sometimes wonder what it would have been like if today’s artist had been a country singer. All her pre fame singing pointed in that direction. And the Shania Twain penned “Don’t let me be the last…” helps make my case a bit. But, Max Martin took it all in a whole different trajectory.

    • I’m fascinated by those sliding doors/what if scenarios – it would be interesting to see an alternate timeline where she became a country superstar instead!

      • Oh, she would have been a huge star alright. Which is the problem with her. It’s all so sad seeing a genuine talent being completely dominated by pop manufacturing.

  13. 300 and thats toxic.

  14. 500 for Mika, 400 for me (sorry if this got posted twice)

  15. Cheers Stephen. 300 points this week.

  16. 300 for me. So, do you look much like her these days?

  17. 300… She has become quite the (ironic?) millennial/Generation Z heroine, but I am not a fan!

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