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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #1

January 3, 2021

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


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

This year, I’m excited to be hosting quizzes once again, to be published every Sunday morning at 12:01 a.m. E.S.T.

Welcome back to returning participants, welcome to new friends!

And my humongous thanks to Sarca for creating another exemplary logo to introduce this year’s series, Artist of the Week V!


Ready for Quiz #1?

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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 #1
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American Artist, born in Hawaii in 1985 (birth name Peter Gene Hernandez). 

He has already sold over 130 million records worldwide…hot damn, indeed!







400 points……………….He and his backing band, The Hooligans, performed at the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime show, playing a medley of hits including Locked Out of Heaven, Runaway Baby, and Just the Way You Are 







300 points……………………Many, this quizmaker included, often forget that Uptown Funk is actually a Mark Ronson song, featuring this artist, rather than vice versa.

Also, he’s the solution to the word puzzle below:







200 points………………..Alternatively, the solution to this word puzzle!






100 points………………..The artist is B______ M______





Answer: برونو مارس

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Happy 2021!

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  1. jprobichaud permalink

    500 for me (though I am not quite sure why this answer was so readily available). As always, cheers to Sarca for the amazing new graphic theme. And happy New Year, as well Geoff!!!

  2. Dense I am 300 points. Happy New Year!!!

  3. 500 each for Mika and me. I’m going to cherish this time in the top* spot

    *shared with like 30 others probably

  4. Happy 2021 Geoff! I wish you a wonderful new year! Woo hoo I finally got 500 points. I grew up with this artist thankfully haha. Sarah did an awesome logo too!

  5. Happy 2021, Stephen — here’s hoping it’s a little better than the last one! Alas, only a 300 to begin the year off…but here’s hoping it’s up from here!
    (I LOVE the David reference in the 300 clue as well!!!)

  6. Happy 2021 to all 🙂
    300 for me please.

  7. One of my Wife’s favourite albums of recent years was his Primate Paying for a Playlist records. 500 points please

  8. 400 for me. I’m a little bummed about that as I was talking about him recently and the fact he is due for a new album.

  9. 300. The War with Mr. Wuzzle was a good one! The tech in it was out of date even by the time I got to it in the ’80s. All of those computer printouts. Dude, just save all that info on a floppy! Also, Pete Hernandez is an excellent baseball name.

  10. Harrison permalink

    Almost forgot about this. 400 please.

  11. Incredibly lucky 500 point wild shot guess based on the year and number of albums sold. I had no idea what his name was. Off to a good start!

    BIG HUGE WOW to Sarca and the new logo!

  12. First of all Cheers to Sara for the new snazzy updated 2021 logo!
    Jeers to me for only scoring 300!

    • Snazzy indeed, Deke!
      And no jeers required, 300’s a frequent score today Deke, it might even be the ‘mode’ – so you might be with the most popular score of the day, that ain’t bad!

  13. Zack permalink

    I managed to get 500 solely from the “Hot Damn!”
    Hey hey Hey!

  14. I’ll start the year with 300.

  15. I got a 500 but only from the tail end of the clue (and my daughter likes this guy’s songs).

  16. Paul permalink

    Happy New Year – I think I joined a few of these a few years ago, but am going to try a fresh start. Coming in at the bottom to start – 100. Looking forward to them – fun format.

  17. 400 – no idea on his birth name.

  18. 300 please Geoff.

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