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Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor, and director.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince was known for his electric work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant fashion sense and use of makeup, and wide vocal range. His innovative music integrated a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[1] He won eight Grammy Awards,[2] six American Music Awards,[3] a Golden Globe Award,[4] and an Academy Award for the 1984 film Purple Rain.[5] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.[6]

Prince developed an interest in music as a young child and wrote his first song at the age of seven.[7] He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records at the age of 17, 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 his prominently explicit lyrics and blending of funk, dance, and rock music.[8] In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as the Revolution and released Purple Rain, the soundtrack album to his film debut. It quickly became his most critically and commercially successful release, spending 24 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200[9] and selling over 20 million copies worldwide.[10] 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 an unpronounceable symbol (Ƭ̵̬̊), also known as the "Love Symbol", and began releasing new albums at a faster rate 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 2015. Five months later, at the age of 57, Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota.



Purple Rain
Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Prince, the first to feature his band the Revolution, and is the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name.
Lotusflow3r (stylized as LOtUSFLOW3R) is a triple album set and contains the thirty-third and thirty-fourth studio albums by American recording artist Prince, Lotusflow3r and MPLSound, as well as Elixer, the debut studio album by Prince protegée Bria Valente.
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 American recording artist Prince, released on March 30, 1987, by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros.

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11 ways to celebrate Prince on the second anniversary of his death
  –  April 12, 2018
Decision in Prince case coming in “near future” The conference features keynote conversations, music workshops, industry panels, networking opportunities and guests like Babes in Toyland’s Lori Barbero, R&B singer PaviElle and transgender rocker ...
Flowers around Prince mural bloom into the shape of the singer's hair - a week before the one year anniversary of his death
  –  April 11, 2018
A mural of the dead pop legend Prince has bloomed with flowers in the shape of his hair just a week before the anniversary of his death. Prince's death in 2017 at the age of 57 shocked the world - after he was found unconscious in an elevator at his ...
In Minneapolis, Portuguese star Ana Moura offers world premiere of song she wrote with Prince
  –  April 10, 2018
She continued: “I am the singer I am truly because of him. I can still speak of him in the present.” Then Moura explained that she had hummed a melody into her phone and emailed to her friend Prince. The next day he sent her lyrics for her melody. (
Prince death: Singer 'had exceedingly high' level of fentanyl drug in body
  –  March 27, 2018
Prince had an "exceedingly high" level of fentanyl in his body when he died, say experts, citing a toxicology report from his post-mortem examination. The US pop star was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in a lift at his Paisley Park home in ...
Prince 'discoverer' Owen Husney's new book has some very good Prince stories
  –  April 13, 2018
Husney was impressed with what he heard, especially when he learned that Prince had sung all the vocals and played all the instruments on the recordings. After successful stints as a musician, concert promoter, booking agent and ad agency executive ...
Prince autobiography due out soon
  –  April 13, 2018
The book will be called The Beautiful Ones. It was in the process of being written when Prince died in April 2016. Author Dan Piepenbring was working with the musician, who had at the time provided 50 handwritten pages (which may be reproduced in the book).

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