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The Ultimate 2015 in Music Quiz: Test Your Knowledge!

The beefs, the award-winners, the reunions, babies, starry new streaming services and instantly infamous videos—were you paying attention this year?

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The following artists all made comebacks in 2015—but who had the longest hiatus between albums?

Dr. Dre let 16 years pass between '2001' and 'Compton.' Desaparecidos ended a 13-year drought with 'Payola,' Blur spent 12 years away before 'The Magic Whip' and Janet broke a seven-year stretch with 'Unbreakable.'

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When did Zayn Malik leave One Direction?

The Directioners had their hearts broken in March.

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What was the big deal with Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video?

Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford, Zendaya, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Lena Dunham—they were all there with their own highly stylized alter egos.

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Who joined Katy Perry at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show?

Missy Elliott, who later made a solo comeback with "WTF (Where They From)."

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Which albums came out on the same day?

The Biebs and 1D went head to head; Bieber debuted with 649,000 copies sold in the U.S. while One Direction moved 460,000.

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Who won the most awards at the GRAMMYs?

Sam Smith grabbed Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran won three apiece.

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Whose son played the younger version of himself in the N.W.A biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'?

O’Shea Jackson Jr. played Ice Cube.

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Who did Carly Rae Jepsen dance with in the video for her comeback single, “I Really Like You”?

America's dad himself, Tom Hanks.

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When the VMAs failed to nominate the record-breaking “Anaconda” for Video of the Year and Best Choreography, Nicki Minaj sounded off. All of the following divas got involved EXCEPT:

Iggy stayed out of this one.

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Sam Smith was ordered to pay songwriting royalties to which artist for "Stay With Me"?

Tom Petty's 1989 tune "I Won't Back Down" was deemed close enough to the English singer's 2014 hit to warrant a legal ruling.

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The Weeknd overthrew his own No. 1 hit "Can't Feel My Face" with which 'Beauty Behind the Madness' track?

"The Hills," which spent six weeks at No. 1 starting on Sept. 21.

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Which of the following artists did NOT welcome a baby in 2015?

Gwen Stefani's last baby, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, was born in 2014. Everyone else had a kid this year.

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Apple’s new streaming service, Apple Music, features a series of live radio shows on Beats 1. Who DOESN’T have a show?

Dave Grohl doesn't have a Beats 1 show, although his onetime Queens of the Stone Age band-mate Josh Homme does.

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Tidal, Jay Z’s new streaming service, boasted a series of high-profile exclusives in the months following its March relaunch. Which came first?

Prince’s Dance Rally 4 Peace in Baltimore went down in May, shortly before Jay Z's B-sides concert.

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