Saturday, February 11, 2012

Answers To Friday Funday Trivia: Best New Artist Grammy Winners

Before getting to the answers, here are the names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers this week.

1st place- Teresa, Denise H., Aaron, and Annie: Perfect scores of 40 pts each... excellent job!
2nd place- Denise B.: 36 pts
3rd place- Becky: 28 pts

Congratulations to those who made it to the podium and thanks to everyone who played. In parentheses is the year for which the artist won the award.


1. 2 pts- Mariah Carey (1990)
2. 2 pts- Culture Club (1983)
3. 2 pts- Sheryl Crow (1994)
4. 2 pts- The Carpenters (1970)
5. 2 pts- John Legend (2005)

6. 3 pts- Bobby Darin (1959)- Bobby was the 1st recipient of the award
7. 2 pts- Cyndi Lauper (1984)
8. 2 pts- Maroon 5 (2004)
9. 2 pts- Bob Newhart (1960)- Bob is the only non-musician to win the award. In 1960, he had two comedy albums reach #1 on the Billboard Album chart: The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart (14 wks) and The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! (1 wk). The former also won the Grammy for Album of the Year.
10. 4 pts- Esperanza Spalding (2010)


11. 3 pts- Natalie Cole (1975)- Natalie was the 1st African-American to win the award
12. 4 pts- Jose Feliciano (1968)
13. 2 pts- Alicia Keys (2001)
14. 2 pts- The Beatles (1964)
15. 6 pts- Bobbie Gentry (1967)- Best known for her 1967 #1 hit Ode to Billie Joe, Bobbie was one of the most popular performers of the late 60s and early 70s. In the late 70s she lost interest in the music business and eventually retired in 1981. She has lived privately in Los Angeles ever since.

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