Prince

“The Artist Formerly Known as…”. Born 7 June 1958. Died 21 April 2016
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, 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. He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility.

Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and developed an interest in music as a young child. 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. 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 and selling over 20 million units 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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1999
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1999
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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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When Doves Cry
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When Doves Cry
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Let's Go Crazy
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Let's Go Crazy
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Diamonds And Pearls
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Diamonds And Pearls
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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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Let's Go Crazy
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Let's Go Crazy
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Dirty Mind
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Dirty Mind
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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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Kiss
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Kiss
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Alphabet St.
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Alphabet St.
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Gett Off
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Gett Off
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Delirious
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Delirious
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Money Don't Matter 2 Night
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Money Don't Matter 2 Night
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Nothing Compares 2 U
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Nothing Compares 2 U
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I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
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I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
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I Would Die 4 U
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I Would Die 4 U
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Peach
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Peach
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Raspberry Beret
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Raspberry Beret
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Little Red Corvette
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Little Red Corvette
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Uptown
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Uptown
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Gold
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Gold
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Raspberry Beret
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Raspberry Beret
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Glam Slam
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Glam Slam
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Let's Work (Dance Remix)
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Let's Work (Dance Remix)
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