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Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer, filmmaker 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. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists, "the most influential artists of the rock & roll era". 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. In 1993, while in a contractual dispute with Warner Bros., he changed his stage name to 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 an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57. Description above from the Wikipedia article Prince, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Jun 7, 1958 In Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
57
First Appeared:
In the movie Western Mail 1942-02-13
Latest Project:
Movie The Prince Story: Icon, Genius... Slave 2017-04-16
Known For
Poster of Prince in Japan '90
Poster of Prince: 4 Those Of U On Valium
Poster of Sheila E.: Live Romance 1600
Poster of The Midnight Special
Filmography
Movie The Prince Story: Icon, Genius... Slave Himself (archive footage) 2017-04-16
Movie Mavis! Himself (archive footage) 2015-03-15
Movie Slave Trade: How Prince Remade the Music Business Himself (archive footage) 2014-07-08
Movie Prince - 3 Nights, 3 Shows 2013-07-13
Series New Girl Himself 2011-09-20
Movie Prince: Budapest 2011-08-09
Movie Prince: A Purple Reign Himself (archive footage) 2011-11-25
Movie Prince : Welcome 2 America - MSG New York 2010-12-29
Movie Prince: Montreux Like Jazz 2009-07-18
Movie Prince: Club Nokia 2009-03-28
Movie Prince: Montreux Jazz Festival (Late Show) 2009-07-18
Movie Prince: Montreux Jazz Festival (Early Show) 2009-07-18
Movie Prince: 21 Nights in London 2008-06-07
Movie Prince: Musicology (Live In Los Angeles) 2004-03-29
Movie Life O The Party: On the Road with Prince and the New Power Generation 2004-12-31
Movie Prince: Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas 2003-08-19
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Prince: Rave un2 the Year 2000 2000-06-05
Movie Prince: Beautiful Strange 1998-08-28
Movie Prince: Love 4 One Another 1996-01-27
Series Muppets Tonight Unknown 1996-03-08
Movie Prince: The Beautiful Experience 1994-02-12
Movie Prince: The Sacrifice Of Victor 1994-09-08
Movie Prince and the N.P.G. Present... 3 Chains o' Gold 1994-08-16
Movie Prince: The Undertaker 1993-06-14
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Movie Prince: The Hits Collection 1993-12-14
Movie Prince and the New Power Generation: Sexy MF 1992-06-16
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Prince and the N.P.G.: Diamonds and Pearls Video Collection 1992-10-06
Movie Prince: The Ryde Dyvine 1992-12-19
Movie Prince: Unauthorized Himself (archive footage) 1992-08-14
Movie Prince and the New Power Generation: Gett Off 1991-09-10
Movie Prince in Japan '90 1990-08-31
Movie Graffiti Bridge The Kid 1990-11-02
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989-09-24
Movie Prince: Lovesexy Live 1988-09-09
Movie Prince: 4 Those Of U On Valium 1987-03-21
Movie Sign o' the Times 1987-11-20
Movie Sheila E.: Live Romance 1600 1986-03-08
Movie Under the Cherry Moon Christopher Tracy 1986-07-02
Movie Prince and the Revolution: Parade LIVE 1986-06-07
Movie Prince and the Revolution: Live in Atlanta 1985-01-04
Movie Prince and the Revolution LIVE! 1985-03-29
Movie Purple Rain The Kid 1984-07-27
Series MTV Video Music Awards Unknown 1984-09-14
Movie Prince and the Revolution: The Homecoming 1983-03-15
Movie Prince and the Revolution: The Makings Of Rain 1983-08-03
Movie Prince: Capitol Theatre 1982-01-30
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series American Music Awards Unknown 1974-02-19
Series The Midnight Special Unknown 1973-02-02
Series The Grammy Awards Unknown 1959-05-04
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Movie Western Mail Prince, Tom's Horse 1942-02-13
Movie Arizona Round-Up Tom's Horse 1942-06-03