Quiz about Marina and the Diamonds
Quiz about Marina and the Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds Trivia Quiz


General questions about Welsh indie/pop artist Marina and the Diamonds.

A multiple-choice quiz by hermitthefrog. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Time
4 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
354,804
Updated
Dec 03 21
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10
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1. The official lead single from Marina's sophomore album, "Electra Heart", was released in the UK on 20th March 2012. What was it called? Hint

Primadonna Girl
Hollywood
Power & Control
Primadonna

2. What album track from Marina's debut, "The Family Jewels", opens with the lyric "One track mind like a goldfish / Stuck inside my petri dish / I can't breathe and I can't smile / This better be worth my while"? Hint

Guilty
Are You Satisfied?
Rootless
Numb

3. "The Family Jewels" was released in the UK in early 2010. It debuted and peaked at number five on the UK albums chart, but how many units did it sell in its first week? Hint

33,538
23,421
41,082
27,618

4. Which alternative rock band did Marina perform live with at the NME Shockwaves Awards in 2010? Hint

The Maccabees
The Vaccines
Biffy Clyro
Two Door Cinema Club

5. Marina's debut single was a double A-side consisting of "Mowgli's Road" and what other track that would go on to appear on her debut album? Hint

Girls
Obsessions
The Family Jewels
Seventeen

6. Which album track from "Electra Heart" includes the lyrics "Back to zero here we go again / Racing down into oblivion / Back to zero here we go / I can feel it coming to the end, the end"? Hint

Valley of the Dolls
Teen Idle
The State of Dreaming
Fear and Loathing

7. Although Marina isn't overly popular in the United States, what position did "Electra Heart" debut and peak at on the Billboard 200? Hint

4
31
11
41

8. Which American hip hop artist sampled Marina's track "I Am Not A Robot" on his song "You Are Not A Robot"? Hint

Eminem
Hoodie Allen
Asher Roth
Wax

9. What award was Marina nominated for, but failed to win, at the 2010 MTV EMAs (European Music Awards)? Hint

Best Video
Best UK & Irish Act
Best European Act
Best Female

10. The second UK single from "Electra Heart" was "Power & Control". It failed to officially chart due to low airplay and sales, but was nominated for the Popjustice 20 Music Prize. It finished in second place, but who won and with what song? Hint

One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
The Saturdays, "All Fired Up"
Little Mix, "Wings"
Will Young, "Jealousy"


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The official lead single from Marina's sophomore album, "Electra Heart", was released in the UK on 20th March 2012. What was it called?

Answer: Primadonna

A nice easy one to start! "Primadonna" debuted and peaked at number 11 on the UK chart, and spent a further four weeks in the Top 20 there, becoming Marina's first single to do so. It also achieved international success, being certified platinum in New Zealand, Australia and Ireland, achieving high peak positions in the charts there.
2. What album track from Marina's debut, "The Family Jewels", opens with the lyric "One track mind like a goldfish / Stuck inside my petri dish / I can't breathe and I can't smile / This better be worth my while"?

Answer: Numb

Despite not being officially released as a single, "Numb" charted at 135 on the UK singles chart in 2010 due to digital downloads from the album, a higher position than official singles such as "Shampain" and "Power & Control".
3. "The Family Jewels" was released in the UK in early 2010. It debuted and peaked at number five on the UK albums chart, but how many units did it sell in its first week?

Answer: 27,618

By May 2012, "The Family Jewels" had sold 177,268 copies in the UK, earning a Gold certificate. Interestingly, her second album "Electra Heart" only sold 21,358 copies in its first week, but charted at number one, four places higher than "The Family Jewels".
4. Which alternative rock band did Marina perform live with at the NME Shockwaves Awards in 2010?

Answer: Biffy Clyro

Together they performed Biffy Clyro's hit single "Many of Horror", which was covered by "X Factor" winner Matt Cardle, who retitled it "When We Collide".
5. Marina's debut single was a double A-side consisting of "Mowgli's Road" and what other track that would go on to appear on her debut album?

Answer: Obsessions

"Mowgli's Road" was later re-released by itself as the lead single from "The Family Jewels".
6. Which album track from "Electra Heart" includes the lyrics "Back to zero here we go again / Racing down into oblivion / Back to zero here we go / I can feel it coming to the end, the end"?

Answer: Valley of the Dolls

"Valley of the Dolls" takes its title from the 1967 film of the same name, itself based on a novel by Jacqueline Susann. Another film, "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls", was released in 1970, although it was a parody of the earlier film rather than a sequel, as was originally intended. I don't expect to see a song titled after that movie on album number three!
7. Although Marina isn't overly popular in the United States, what position did "Electra Heart" debut and peak at on the Billboard 200?

Answer: 31

Although this may seem a modest peak position, it's a huge improvement when you consider that "The Family Jewels" only managed to reach number 138, largely due to a complete lack of support from the record label.
8. Which American hip hop artist sampled Marina's track "I Am Not A Robot" on his song "You Are Not A Robot"?

Answer: Hoodie Allen

"I Am Not A Robot" was released as the third single from "The Family Jewels", peaking at number 26 on the UK Singles Chart in 2010.
9. What award was Marina nominated for, but failed to win, at the 2010 MTV EMAs (European Music Awards)?

Answer: Best European Act

Despite losing the award for Best European Act, Marina did take home the award for Best UK and Irish Act that year.
10. The second UK single from "Electra Heart" was "Power & Control". It failed to officially chart due to low airplay and sales, but was nominated for the Popjustice 20 Music Prize. It finished in second place, but who won and with what song?

Answer: Will Young, "Jealousy"

Only songs that make the top 100 singles in the UK officially chart, and "Power & Control" only managed a dire peak position of number 193. Unfortunate, seeing as it's a great track! Marina performed the song at T4 On The Beach 2012, alongside "Primadonna".
Source: Author hermitthefrog

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