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Contemporary R&B: Quiz


Question 1: Michael Jackson incorporated ________ into his 1991 album Dangerous, with sales over 32 million.
Hip hop musicNew jack swingHip hop soulFreestyle music

Question 2: Contemporary R&B vocalists are often known for their use of melisma, popularized by vocalists such as Stevie Wonder[1], Whitney Houston[2][3][4] and ________.
Mariah CareyWe Belong TogetherI'll Be There (The Jackson 5 song)The Remixes (Mariah Carey album)

Question 3: Jackson's self-titled fifth studio album janet. (1993), which came after her historic multi-million dollar contract with ________, sold over ten million copies worldwide.
V FestivalRichard BransonVirgin MegastoresVirgin Records

Question 4: Although the acronym “R&B” originates from traditional rhythm and blues music, today the term R&B is most often used to describe a style of ________ music originating after the demise of disco in the 1980s.
African American cultureAfrican AmericanAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)Great Migration (African American)

Question 5: Some sources refer to the style as ________ (the name of the radio format that plays hip hop and contemporary R&B).
Contemporary R&BAdult contemporary musicFreestyle musicUrban contemporary

Question 6: Tina Turner made a comeback during the second half of the 1980s, while Whitney Houston and ________ broke into the pop music charts with a series of hits.
What Have You Done for Me LatelyJanet JacksonDiscipline (Janet Jackson album)That's the Way Love Goes

Question 7: In the mid-1980s, many of the recordings by artists Gaye, Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson, ________, Teddy Pendergrass, Peabo Brysonand others became known as quiet storm.
Billboard Hot 100CompositionsAnita BakerAnita Baker discography

Question 8: Beginning in 1995, the ________ enacted the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, with II by Boyz II Men becoming the first recipient.
TEC AwardsMusic industryLatin Grammy AwardsGrammy Award

Question 9: The album won several awards, including the ________.
Grammy Award for Album of the YearGrammy Award for Song of the YearGrammy Award for Record of the YearGrammy Nominees

Question 10: The award was later received by TLC for CrazySexyCool in 1996, Tony Rich for Words in 1997, Erykah Badu for ________ in 1998 and Lauryn Hill for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1999.
New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)Mama's GunBaduizmWorldwide Underground


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