The Lead Singer Pop Version Game is a simple music trivia game that can be part of a regular rotation.

Before you begin, follow the guidelines for playing games in the Game Strategy section here.

Then, choose the best method to play this game based on your show and how you’ll use the game.

The Lead Singer Pop Version

The game is exactly as it sounds. Ask listeners questions about the name of the lead singer in a band! But there are some variations to make it fit your show:

Give them the name of a band. The contestant must provide the lead singer’s name to earn a point. Or announce the lead singer. The contestant must identify the band.

For the best results, provide some information and details about the band or the singer. This works especially well if you use this as part of a music feature like Throwback Thursday.


Here are some starter questions and answers, with details about the lead singer and band, to turn this into a Behind The Music feature.

Beyoncé Knowles: Destiny’s Child. Beyoncé Knowles rose to fame in the 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child, known for hits like “Say My Name” and “Survivor.” The Houston-based girl group, featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, won multiple Grammys and established Beyoncé as a pop superstar. She later went on to a successful solo career with massive hits like “Single Ladies” and “Crazy in Love.” Knowles is renowned for her powerful vocals, dynamic dance moves, and high-energy performances. She has solidified her status as one of the most popular singers and entertainers of the 2000s and 2010s.

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Justin Timberlake: ‘N Sync. Justin Timberlake shot to fame as a member of the massively popular boy band ‘N Sync in the late 1990s. As the group’s lead singer, Timberlake’s smooth vocals and dance moves captivated fans on hits like “Bye Bye Bye” and “It’s Gonna Be Me.” After ‘N Sync’s hiatus, he launched a successful solo career, with pop-R&B influenced albums like Justified and FutureSex/LoveSounds.

Gwen Stefani: No Doubt. As the lead singer of ska-punk band No Doubt, Gwen Stefani’s distinctive vocal style defined hits like “Don’t Speak,” “Spiderwebs,” and “Just a Girl.” No Doubt’s popularity soared in the mid-1990s behind Stefani’s confident, stylish persona. She later found success as a solo artist with albums like Love. Angel. Music. Baby. that blended pop, rock, and reggae.

Harry Styles: One Direction. Harry Styles gained worldwide fame as part of the boy band phenomenon One Direction. His soulful voice and retro style made him a standout member on 1D hits like “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Story of My Life.” Styles showcased his artistry and range as a solo artist on his self-titled 2017 debut album.

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Ariana Grande: Victorious. Ariana Grande got her start playing Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon show Victorious. She transitioned from acting to singing with her R&B-tinged pop albums Yours Truly and My Everything. Grande is known for her wide vocal range and whistle register, featured on hits like “Problem” and “Break Free.”

Nick Carter: Backstreet Boys. As a member of the Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter was the young heartthrob of the group with his boyish good looks. His tenor vocals were featured on several BSB hits like “I Want It That Way” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).” The Backstreet Boys pioneered the late 1990s boy band era with their slick dance pop songs and energetic stage shows.

Melanie C: Spice Girls. Sporty Spice Melanie C was known as the strongest singer and dancer of the Spice Girls. Her powerful voice drove the group’s catchy pop hits like “Wannabe” and “2 Become 1.” She also enjoyed solo success with singles like “I Turn to You” after the Spice Girls disbanded.

Joey Fatone: ‘N Sync. Joey Fatone was known as the baritone vocalist and comedic personality of ‘N Sync. His deep voice balanced out lead singer Justin Timberlake on hits like “Tearin’ Up My Heart.” Fatone appeared in musicals and reality shows after ‘N Sync went on hiatus.

Donnie Wahlberg: New Kids on the Block. Donnie Wahlberg was the bad boy heartthrob of the boy band New Kids on the Block in the late 80s/early 90s. His rapping skills were featured along with Joey McIntyre’s vocals on NKOTB hits like “You Got It (The Right Stuff).”

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JC Chasez: ‘N Sync. Alongside Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez handled lead vocals for ‘N Sync with his wide range and smooth falsetto. Songs like “It’s Gonna Be Me” highlighted his technical vocal skills. He released a solo album, Schizophrenic, after ‘N Sync ended.

Geri Halliwell: Spice Girls. Known as Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell was the provocative spitfire of the Spice Girls. Her brash personality and girl power message shined on Spice Girls hits like “Wannabe.” She also scored solo success with catchy pop songs like “Look at Me” after leaving the group.

Jordan Knight: New Kids on the Block. With his sweet tenor voice, Jordan Knight was the romantic heartthrob of New Kids on the Block. His soulful vocals lead NKOTB tracks like “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever).” Knight later pursued a solo career in 1999 after the boy band’s decline.


The Lead Singer Pop Version Game complements Who’s In The Band and similar music trivia games. Don’t play this every day or even weekly, but bring it out on occasion as a fun, interactive game and make it a part of your regular rotation.