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Have you been pay­ing at­ten­tion this year? Test your 2018 music knowl­edge in our an­nual Christms quiz and you could win one of two €50 cash prizes

1. Name the Ir­ish en­ter­tainer, first name ‘Sonny’, who passed away in Novem­ber at the age of 86.

2. Name the Ir­ish coun­try music leg­end who died at the age of 81. on April 17.

3. Whose ‘River’ fea­tured guest vo­cals by Ed Sheeran?

4. What is Drake’s full name?

5. Which Rudi­men­tal hit fea­tured guest vo­cal­ists Jess Glynne, Mack­le­more and Dan Caplen?

6. Which June UK num­ber one, re­leased to co­in­cide with the World Cup, had also hit the top of the charts in 1996 and 1998?

7. 2018 saw the longest run­ning sound­track at num­ber one in the

UK in 50. year. What was it?

8. What was the num­ber of the lat­est ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ com­pi­la­tion al­bum, re­leased in late Novem­ber?

9. Which mu­si­cal movie re­make starred Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper?

10. Name the lead singer of the Cran­ber­ries who died in Jan­uary.

11. Name the

Queen of Soul who passed away in Au­gust, aged 76, at her home in Detroit. 12. Who won the Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test 2018 with ‘Toy’?

13. Who sang for Ire­land at the Euro­vi­sion, plac­ing 16th in the fi­nal? 14. Whose ‘One Kiss’ col­lab­o­ra­tion with Calvin Har­ris was the sec­ond most streamed song in the UK over the year? 15. Which US city is home to both Imag­ine Dragons and The Killers? 16. Which rap­per’s ‘High’ sam­ples El­ton John’s ‘Rocket Man’? 17. Which mu­si­cal film and sound­track fea­tured the songs of Abba?

18. What was the name of Snow Pa­trol’s sev­enth stu­dio al­bum, re­leased in May? 19. Who won ITV’s X Fac­tor in 2018? 20. …and where was that win­ner from? 21. Whose ‘Tran­quil­ity Base Ho­tel & Casino’ al­bum topped the UK charts?

22. Si­grid, who won the BBC Music Sound of 2018 award, and won Best New Artist at the NME Awards, is a na­tive of which coun­try?

23. Who con­firmed in Septem­ber that they would rock Slane Cas­tle on June 8, 2019?

24. Which Ir­ish fes­ti­val sold out in a record 15 min­utes in De­cem­ber, nine months in ad­vance, and with no lineup yet an­nounced?

25. Which al­bum, con­sid­ered to be Van Mor­ri­son’s mas­ter­piece, cel­e­brated the 50th an­niver­sary of its re­lease this year?

26. In July, which singer won a High Court case against the BBC and was awarded £210,000 in dam­ages?

27. In which year did Fleur East, one of the con­tes­tants on 2018’s ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, fin­ish run­ner-up in X Fac­tor?

28. Bournemouth’s James McVey, an­other ‘I’m A Celebrity…’ con­tes­tant, is lead gui­tarist with which Bri­tish band?

29. Leigh-Anne Pin­nock and Per­rie Ed­wards are mem­bers of which girl group?

30. Which Ir­ish band an­nounced in Oc­to­ber that their ea­gerly awaited sec­ond al­bum would be called ‘MDRN LV’?

31. What was the name of the bi­o­graph­i­cal movie about Queen and the life of Fred­die Mer­cury?

32. ‘Golden Hour’, the 2018 al­bum of which coun­try artist, was named al­bum of the year by Ap­ple Music?

33. Which El­ton John song pro­vided the sound­track for the 2018

John Lewis Christmas ad?

34. Which Scan­di­na­vian su­per­stars an­nounced in April that they would re­lease

their first new songs in 35 years?

35. Who an­nounced in Twit­ter in Oc­to­ber that she had be­come a Mus­lim and that her new name would be Shuhada’ Davitt?

36. Which Spice Girl opted out of the group’s re­union tour?

37. Who suf­fered a ‘com­plete loss of voice’ dur­ing a gig in Ber­lin in Septem­ber, aban­don­ing the stage mid-show?

38. Which birth­day did Madonna cel­e­brate on Au­gust 16: a, 40th; b, 50th or c, 60th?

39. Who kicked off their ‘No Fil­ter’ tour at Croke Park on May 17?

40. Who won the Mer­cury Prize for 2018 for their sec­ond al­bum ‘Vi­sions of a Life’?

41. Name the Swedish DJ and pro­ducer found dead in Oman on April 20, at the age of 28.

42. Name the Bea­tle hon­oured at Buck­ing­ham Palace with a knight­hood in March.

43. Name the su­per­hero movie that in­cluded in its sound­track ‘9 To 5’ by Dolly Par­ton, ‘Take On Me’ by Aha, and Air Sup­ply’s ‘All Out Of Love’.

44. Which Aussie star post­poned her Dublin and Belfast shows on Oc­to­ber 7 and 8 be­cause of a throat in­fec­tion, later an­nounc­ing new dates at the 3Arena and Belfast’s SSE Arena in early De­cem­ber?

45. Which Bea­tles al­bum was reis­sued in Novem­ber to mark the

50th an­niver­sary of its re­lease?

46. In July, Green Day’s ‘Amer­i­can Id­iot’ climbed the UK charts for the first time in 14 years on the back of a cam­paign in ad­vance of whose visit to Bri­tain?

47. Who sued James Arthur, claim­ing his ‘Say You Won’t Go’ bore too many sim­i­lar­i­ties to ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’?

48. Whose lead sin­gle from her fourth al­bum was called ‘No Tears Left To Cry’?

49. Who an­nounced that Thank

You & Good­night would be their fi­nal farewell al­bum and tour?

50. Af­ter 66 years, which music mag­a­zine ceased pro­duc­tion of its print edi­tion in March?

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