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Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as an unpronouncable symbol (or informally,The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Tafkap, or simply The Artist), is a popular American musician. He had the most massive hit song of 1984 withWhen Doves Cry and is best known for his album and movie Purple Rain.

As for the mega-superstars only Michael Jackson & Madonna were comparable to Prince only in terms of star power. None could match the formidable breadth of his talents, which included not just singing and dancing but also c ...read more

Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as an unpronouncable symbol (or informally,The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Tafkap, or simply The Artist), is a popular American musician. He had the most massive hit song of 1984 withWhen Doves Cry and is best known for his album and movie Purple Rain.

As for the mega-superstars only Michael Jackson & Madonna were comparable to Prince only in terms of star power. None could match the formidable breadth of his talents, which included not just singing and dancing but also composing, producing, and playing instruments (not to mention directing videos and movies). In fact, Prince played nearly all the instrumentson his first five albums, and has produced himself since signing with Warner Bros. at age 21 (Rolling Stone).

His music has spanned myriad styles; from his early material, rooted in funk and soul, he has constantly expanded his musical palette throughout his career, absorbing many other genres including new wave, pop, rock, blues, jazz and hip hop. Born in Minneapolis, he has based his entire career in Minnesota. He now resides in Los Angeles. « hide

Similar Bands: The Time, Rick James, Funkadelic, Michael Jackson, The New Power Generation

LPs
20Ten
2010

2.6
29 Votes
MPLSoUND
2009

2.6
32 Votes
LOtUSFLOW3R
2009

2.9
37 Votes
Planet Earth
2007

3
61 Votes
3121
2006

3.5
82 Votes
Musicology
2004

3.3
70 Votes
N.E.W.S
2003

2.6
28 Votes
The Rainbow Children
2001

3.2
11 Votes
Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
1999

2.2
30 Votes
Newpower Soul
1998

1.9
24 Votes
Emancipation
1996

2.8
47 Votes
Chaos and Disorder
1996

2.8
33 Votes
The Gold Experience
1995

3.7
46 Votes
Come
1994

2.8
35 Votes
O(+>
1992

3.7
55 Votes
Diamonds & Pearls
1991

3.5
54 Votes
Graffiti Bridge
1990

3
48 Votes
Batman
1989

3.1
69 Votes
Lovesexy
1988

3.5
64 Votes
The Black Album
1987

3.6
51 Votes
Sign o' the Times
1987

4.4
201 Votes
Camille
1987

3.2
19 Votes
Parade
1986

3.9
94 Votes
Around the World in a Day
1985

3.8
88 Votes
Purple Rain
1984

4.4
419 Votes
1999
1982

4.2
203 Votes
Controversy
1981

3.8
86 Votes
Dirty Mind
1980

4.1
124 Votes
Prince
1979

3.4
64 Votes
For You
1978

2.9
41 Votes
EPs
The Slaughterhouse
2004

3
2 Votes
Xpectation
2003

3.3
6 Votes
One Nite Alone...
2002

4.2
6 Votes
Compilations
The Very Best Of Prince
2001

3.6
14 Votes
The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale
1999

3.3
3 Votes
Crystal Ball
1998

3.5
10 Votes
The Hits/The B-Sides
1993

4.6
19 Votes

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