Musical Acts by Country #1

We have a list of musicians, bands, groups and composers. Name their countries of origin.
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Last updated: December 27, 2019
First submittedJune 18, 2011
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Musician or Group
Country
Michael Jackson
United States
ABBA
Sweden
The Beatles
United Kingdom
Shakira
Colombia
Kraftwerk
Germany
AC/DC
Australia
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Austria
Enrique Iglesias
Spain
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Brazil
U2
Ireland
Musician or Group
Country
Celine Dion
Canada
Carlos Santana
Mexico
Björk
Iceland
Bob Marley
Jamaica
Ravi Shankar
India
Flight of the Conchords
New Zealand
David Guetta
France
Luciano Pavarotti
Italy
Jean Sibelius
Finland
Tiësto 
Netherlands
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Level 80
Dec 27, 2013
I think you meant to ask what planet Michael Jackson was from.
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Level 63
Dec 29, 2013
The best planet on earth
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Level 29
Apr 23, 2014
u2 are from the UK. ie Northern Ireland.
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Level 65
May 9, 2016
No, they're from Dublin. Perhaps you're thinking of Van Morrison? He's from Belfast.
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Level 56
Aug 13, 2020
He/she corrected him/herself on the same day. Then you corrected him/her 2 years later...
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Level 67
Oct 21, 2020
And you pointed it out 4 years later
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Level 40
Nov 24, 2020
... while you only needed 69 days.
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Level 29
Apr 23, 2014
i take it back. u2 are from Dublin ie Ireland. Sorry.
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Level 75
Apr 28, 2014
Is that really Michael Jackson's picture?
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Level 58
May 11, 2016
I know; he looks good, right?
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Level 69
Nov 19, 2020
I thought it was Bjork.
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Level 18
Jun 2, 2014
Adam Clayton and The Edge were both born in England, so U2 are half English. Anni-Frid Lyngstad is Norweigan, so Abba are 3/4 Swedish.
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Level 43
Jan 9, 2015
they were raised in Ireland, though. The Edge moved there as an infant, and Adam when he was 5. And the band is considered from Ireland
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Level 82
Jun 24, 2019
if you go by birthplace then ac/dc would be UK as they were born in Scotland. this is actuall by country when they were formed.
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Level 65
Jan 25, 2015
Never heard about Flight of the Conchords. Ad you could include the Norwegian guys of A-HA.
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Level 56
Mar 18, 2015
The only eastern country represented is India and there are no African musicians. Disappointing!
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Level ∞
Mar 19, 2015
Suggestions for people to add? Most English-speaking people don't know any non-Western musical acts.
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Level 50
Jul 30, 2015
Jackie Chan
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Level 57
Nov 9, 2015
psy -South Korea, die antwoord - South Africa, Fela Kuti - Nigeria, Rihanna - Barbados, Wyclef Jean - Haiti
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2015
+1 for Die Antwoord
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2016
Many of the suggestions are listed here:

http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/musical-artists-by-country-2

I think Fela Kuti appears on a quiz somewhere. The % guessed is in low single digits

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Level 80
May 7, 2016
I would get Rabeh Sager, Mohammed Abdu, Miriam Fares, and Haifa Wehbe... but only because I lived in Saudi Arabia for six years. Probably never would have heard of them otherwise.
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Level 82
May 7, 2016
Lang Lang would be a good choice for China. He's quite famous (he even performed "One" with Metallica!) and he was born and raised in China. I also agree Psy would be a good choice for South Korea.
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Level 70
Mar 26, 2017
Lang Lang, Ravi Shankar and Sibelius and Mozart really are in the wrong mix here. They should all be together in a musicians quiz, same for Pavarotti he really fits great voices not pop music.
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Level 67
Jan 31, 2019
Well the indian was one of the few I ve never heard of. That one and the bottom two though they atleast seem slightly familiar
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Level 67
Jan 31, 2019
Erica badou (dont know how to write it)
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Level 19
Jul 12, 2015
I'm proud I got Jean Sibelius. I only got it because we played Finlandia in orchestra this year, and we did the version by him. Interesting how the song was written, then used for the national anthem later.
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Level 71
Oct 1, 2015
Umm... Finlandia is not the national anthem of Finland. It's Maamme (Our Land).
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Level 80
May 7, 2016
I had to guess on him.
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Level 80
May 7, 2016
Tiesto I only got because of the dots.
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Level 74
May 7, 2016
I don't even know how to add those damn things. I immediately saw them, thought of Motley Crue and then thought of LA...
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Level 81
May 7, 2016
But there are no umlauts in Dutch...
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Level 82
May 8, 2016
There are dots over certain e's.
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Level 58
Aug 17, 2020
Diaeresis (or tréma) and umlauts are not the same thing.
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Level 79
May 10, 2016
The "version" by him?? Since he wrote the piece, do you mean the original orchestral score (as opposed to the "hymn" part at the end?
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Level 44
May 7, 2016
Maybe you could use Falco instead of Mozart for Austria? Since Mozart was a classical composer and all the other acts are more or less modern music.
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Level 83
May 7, 2016
Define "modern music."
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Level 65
May 9, 2016
I think the OP is referring to pop music -- vocals, verse/chorus structure, songs generally running from 2:00-7:00 in length, active in the last 60 years.

Although Jean Sibelius is a classical composer as well

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Level 77
May 10, 2016
Jean Sibelius, though a "classical" composer in the loosest sense, is fairly modern. He lived until 1957.
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Level 44
May 10, 2016
Thank you, jmellor, that is exactly what i meant :)
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Level 36
May 7, 2016
Nice quiz!

1:21 left :) Thanks for 5 points!

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Level 42
May 19, 2016
We have much more representative singers/bands in Spain tan Enrique Iglesias...
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Level 20
Jun 13, 2016
I think the 'Edge' has got welsh connections. I saw U2 in Cardiff National Stadium many years ago and I remember Bono saying before the show started that the Edges' father always wanted his son to play at Cardiff but didn't think it would be in band. Then the edge kicked a rugby ball into the crowd.
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Level 73
Mar 16, 2018
Everything, but David Guetta, about whom I had no idea.
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Level 54
Aug 29, 2018
Can someone explain such a low percentage for AC/DC? I thought everyone knows that.
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Level 58
Dec 18, 2018
Really there is no one in Spain?? Enrique Iglesias is the biggest sh*t ever... Ahh, I am spaniard ;)
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Level 28
Jan 3, 2019
AC/DC is Australian? Mind blown.