Prince

“The Artist Formerly Known as…”. Born 7 June 1958. Died 21 April 2016
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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 and filmmaker.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant fashion sense and use of makeup, and wide vocal range. Prince was also a multi-instrumentalist; considered a guitar virtuoso, he was also skilled at playing the drums, percussion, bass, keyboards, and synthesizer. 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. He won eight Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the 1984 film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Prince developed an interest in music as a young child and wrote his first song 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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When Doves Cry
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When Doves Cry
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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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Paisley Park
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Paisley Park
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I Feel For You
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I Feel For You
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Raspberry Beret
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Raspberry Beret
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Raspberry Beret
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I Wanna Be Your Lover
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I Wanna Be Your Lover
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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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Kiss
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Kiss
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Let's Go Crazy
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Let's Go Crazy
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Mountains
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Mountains
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Kiss
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Kiss
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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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Purple Rain
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Purple Rain
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Purple Rain
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Money Don't Matter 2 Night
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