Stop The Presses!

Test Your Grammy IQ

Stop The Presses!

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The Grammys are now less than a week away. (If you've been zoning out, the big day is Feb. 12. Adele is expected to win everything in sight.) Here's a quiz to see how much you know about Grammy lore. It's 20 quick questions, all multiple choice. Answers below. (The years refer to the years of the telecast.)

1. Who is the only artist to win Record of the Year three times?

A. Henry Mancini, B. Roberta Flack, C. U2, D. Paul Simon

2. Who is the only artist to win Album of the Year with three consecutive releases?

A. Frank Sinatra, B. The Beatles, C. Stevie Wonder, D. U2

3. Who is the only artist to be nominated for Album of the Year five years in a row?

A. Frank Sinatra, B. Barbra Streisand, C. The Beatles, D. Stevie Wonder

4. Which of these married (or once married) couples never won a Grammy for Song of the Year?

A. Carole King & Gerry Goffin, B. Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, C. Alan & Marilyn Bergman, D. Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager.

5. What male artist has won the most total Grammys?

A. Quincy Jones, B. Stevie Wonder, C. Georg Solti, D. John Williams

6. What female artist has won the most total Grammys?

A. Ella Fitzgerald, B. Aretha Franklin, C. Beyonce, D. Alison Krauss

7. What group has won the most total Grammys?

A. The Beatles, B. Alison Krauss & Union Station, C. Pat Metheny Group, D. U2

8. Who is the only artist to win five or more Grammys in three separate years?

A. U2, B. Eric Clapton, C. Beyonce, D. Stevie Wonder

9. Who is the only female artist to win five or more Grammys in two separate years?

A. Beyonce, B. Alicia Keys, C. Norah Jones, D. Sheryl Crow

10. Who has won the most Grammys for Producer of the Year?

A. Quincy Jones, B. David Foster, C. Babyface, D. Arif Mardin

11. What rock artist has won the most total Grammys?

A. U2, B. The Beatles, C. Eric Clapton, D. Bruce Springsteen

12. Who has won the most Grammys for Best Rock Album?

A. U2, B. Green Day, C. Coldplay, D. Foo Fighters

13. Who has won the most Grammys for Best Rock Song?

A. U2, B. Alanis Morissette, C. Bruce Springsteen, D. Red Hot Chili Peppers

14. Who is the only female solo artist to receive a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album?

A. Kate Bush, B. Yoko Ono, C. Sinead O'Connor, D. Bjork.

15. Who has won the most Grammys for Best Rap Album?

A. Kanye West, B. Eminem, C. Jay-Z, D. Lil Wayne

16. Who has won the most Grammys for Best Rap Song?

A. Kanye West, B. Eminem, C. Jay-Z, D. Lil Wayne

17. Who has won the most Grammys for Best Country Album?

A. Roger Miller, B. Vince Gill, C. Shania Twain, D. The Dixie Chicks

18. Who was the youngest living recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award?

A. Elvis Presley, B. Stevie Wonder, C. Rolling Stones, D. Barbra Streisand

19. Who is the only person to have received two Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards: one as a solo artist and one as a member of a group?

A. Curtis Mayfield, B. Eric Clapton, C. Pete Seeger, D. Michael Jackson

20. Who has hosted the most live Grammy telecasts?

A. Andy Williams, B. John Denver, C. Billy Crystal, D. Garry Shandling

Answer Key

1. D. Paul Simon is the only artist to win Record of the Year three times. Simon & Garfunkel won in 1969 for "Mrs. Robinson" and in1971 for "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Simon won on his own in 1988 for "Graceland."

2. C. Stevie Wonder is the only artist to win Album of the Year with three consecutive releases. He scored with Innervisions in 1974, Fulfillingness' First Finale in 1975 and Songs In The Key Of Life in 1977.

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3. C. The Beatles are the only artist to be nominated for Album of the Year five years in a row. They scored from 1966 to 1970 with Help!, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour and Abbey Road.

4. A. Carole King and Gerry Goffin are the only one of those married (or once-married) couples not to win a Grammy for Song of the Year (though King won on her own for "You've Got A Friend" in 1972).

5. C. Classical conductor Georg Solti is the male artist with the most total Grammys (31). (Solti died in 1997 at age 84.)

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6. D. Alison Krauss is the female artist with the most total Grammys (26).

7. D. U2 is the group with the most total Grammys (22).

8. D. Stevie Wonder is the only artist to win five or more Grammys in three separate years: 1974, 1975 and 1977.

9. A. Beyonce is the only female artist to win five or more Grammys in two separate years: 2004 and 2010.

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10. C. Babyface has won the most Grammys for Producer of the Year (four). He won in 1993 with his then-partner L.A. Reid. He won from 1996 through 1998 on his own.

11. A. U2 has won the most Grammys by a rock artist (22).

12. D. Foo Fighters has won the most Grammys for Best Rock Album (three). The band won in 2001 for There Is Nothing Left To Lose, in 2004 with One By One and in 2008 for Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.

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13. C. Bruce Springsteen has won the most Grammys for Best Rock Song (four). He won in 1995 for "Streets Of Philadelphia," in 2003 for "The Rising," in 2008 for "Radio Nowhere" and in 2009 for "Girls In Their Summer Clothes."

14. C. Sinead O'Connor is the only female solo artist to receive a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album. She won the award (then called Best Alternative Music Performance) in 1991 for I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got.

15. B. Eminem has won the most Grammys for Best Rap Album (five). He won for The Slim Shady LP in 2000, The Marshall Mathers LP in 2001, The Eminem Show in 2003, Relapse in 2010 and Recovery last year.

16. A. Kanye West has won the most Grammys for Best Rap Song (four). He won for co-writing "Jesus Walks" in 2005, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" in 2006, "Good Life" in 2008 and "Run This Town" in 2010.

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17. D. The Dixie Chicks have won the most Grammys for Best Country Album (four). The trio won for Wide Open Spaces in 1999, Fly in 2000, Home in 2003 and Taking The Long Way in 2007.

18. A. Elvis Presley was the youngest living recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. He was 36 when he received it in 1971. He died in 1977 at age 42.

19. C. Pete Seeger is the only artist to win two Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards. He was honored on his own in 1993 and as a member of the Weavers in 2006. The folk legend is 92.

20. A. Andy Williams has hosted the most live Grammy telecasts (seven from 1971 to 1977). The pop singer and TV star is 84.

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