Prince
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1958-06-07
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Prince Biography (Wikipedia)

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and filmmaker. A prominent music figure of the 1980s, Prince was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant fashion sense and use of makeup, and wide vocal range. A multi-instrumentalist, he was considered a guitar virtuoso and was also skilled at playing the drums, percussion, bass, keyboards, and synthesizer. Prince pioneered the Minneapolis sound, which is a subgenre of funk rock with elements of synth-pop and new wave, in the late 1970s.

Prince was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and developed an interest in music as a young child; he wrote his first song, "Funk Machine", at the age of seven. 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 albums—Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—continued his success, showcasing his prominently explicit lyrics and blending of funk, dance, and rock music. 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 and selling over 20 million copies worldwide. 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.

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Alphabet Street
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Alphabet Street
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Raspberry Beret
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Raspberry Beret
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The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
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The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
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1999
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1999
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Little Red Corvette
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Little Red Corvette
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Let's Go Crazy
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Let's Go Crazy
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When Doves Cry
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When Doves Cry
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U Got The Look
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U Got The Look
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Sign 'O' The Times
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Sign 'O' The Times
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Purple Rain
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Purple Rain
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Sometimes It Snows In April
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Sometimes It Snows In April
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Dirty Mind
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Dirty Mind
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Diamonds And Pearls
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Diamonds And Pearls
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Kiss
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