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Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer. He was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.[2] He won seven Grammy Awards,[3] an American Music Award,[4] a Golden Globe Award,[5] and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain.[6] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility.[7] Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists, "the most influential artists of the rock & roll era".[8]

Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and developed an interest in music as a young child.[9] He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. at the age of 18, and released his debut album For You in 1978. His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three records—Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—continued his success, showcasing Prince's prominently sexual lyrics and blending of funk, dance, and rock music.[10] In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as the Revolution and released Purple Rain, the soundtrack album to his eponymous 1984 film debut. It quickly became his most critically and commercially successful release, spending 24 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200[11] and selling over 20 million units worldwide.[12] After releasing the albums Around the World in a Day (1985) and Parade (1986), The Revolution disbanded, and Prince released the double album Sign o' the Times (1987) as a solo artist. He released three more solo albums before debuting the New Power Generation band in 1991.

In 1993, while in a contractual dispute with Warner Bros., he changed his stage name to Prince logo.svg, an unpronounceable symbol also known as the "Love Symbol", and began releasing new albums at a faster pace to remove himself from contractual obligations. He released five records between 1994 and 1996 before signing with Arista Records in 1998. In 2000, he began referring to himself as "Prince" again. He released 16 albums after that, including the platinum-selling Musicology (2004). His final album, Hit n Run Phase Two, was first released on the Tidal streaming service on December 12, 2015. Prince died from a fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57.

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Purple Rain
 
Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Prince, the first to feature his backing band The Revolution, and is the soundtrack album to the 1984 film of the same name.
Lotusflower
 
Lotusflower (stylized as LOtUSFLOW3R) contains the thirty-third and thirty-fourth studio albums by American recording artist Prince.
When Doves Cry
 
"When Doves Cry" is a song by American musician Prince, and the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain.
Sign o' the Times
 
Sign o' the Times is the ninth studio album by the American recording artist Prince, released on March 31, 1987, by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros.

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Meet the Prince-Approved Soul Singer Who Stole the Show at the CFDA Awards
  –  June 7, 2017
The feminist power trio of Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, and Janelle Monáe would be a tough act to follow, but 28-year-old Chicago- and L.A.-based singer-songwriter Eryn Allen Kane seemed positively poised when she took the stage after them at the CFDA ...
Party Like It’s Prince’s Birthday with Maya Rudolph’s Prince Cover Band
  –  June 6, 2017
Lead singers Gretchen Lieberum and Maya Rudolph perform Prince’s music live with the help of “various other beautiful people.” A Saturday Night Live cast member for several years, Rudolph is best known as an actress and comedian, but she and singer ...
Jamie Foxx talks about meeting legendary singer Prince
  –  May 25, 2017
Jamie Foxx had everyone laughing at BUILD Series NYC this Tuesday during an interview promoting his new game show "Beat Shazam." Foxx is the host of the game show, which has teams race against the clock to identify the biggest hit songs of all time.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to commemorate Prince's life with dance party
  –  June 6, 2017
"It's one of the purest examples of a musician and a musician's gift to us bringing us together," Kathryn Metz, the Rock Hall's manager of community and family programs, said. Prince died April 21, 2016, from an accidental drug overdose at his home in ...
Six siblings designated heirs to musician Prince's estate
  –  May 20, 2017
(Reuters) - A Minnesota judge has ruled that six siblings of pop music superstar Prince are the heirs to his vast estate, more than a year after his death from an accidental drug overdose, according to court documents released on Friday. Prince's sister ...
Mary Bergin: Touring Prince's Paisley Park
  –  June 2, 2017
Prince, who would have turned 59 on June 7 ... Open for tours are two tidy but ordinary and connected houses where record producer Berry Gordy Jr. lived and established Motown Records in 1959. Guided tours of about one hour include Studio A, where Diana ...
Nick in the AM: Peoria native Liv Warfield celebrates Prince
  –  May 3, 2017
Held at Prince's Paisley Park studios/residence in Chanhassen, Minn., the event coincided with the one-year anniversary of the death of the internationally renowned musician, songwriter and record producer. Warfield spent years as a member of one of Prince ...
Prince: New Music Blocked By Judge, As The ‘Purple Rain’ Deluxe Edition Moves Forward
  –  April 21, 2017
as Prince’s estate seeks to stop a record producer from violating Prince’s wishes. While fans will have to wait for that new music, the Purple Rain deluxe edition is still on schedule and a track listing for that release teases some of Prince’s ...

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