Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor, and director. Regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation, and guitar virtuoso, he worked across multiple genres performing in a flamboyant and androgynous persona, with a wide vocal range which included a far-reaching falsetto and high ...
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Jan 19, 2018 · Famed singer, songwriter and musical innovator Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His parents were John Nelson, a musician whose stage name was Prince...
Apr 17, 2021 · Prince, original name Prince Rogers Nelson, later called the Artist Formerly Known as Prince and the Artist, (born June 7, 1958, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.—died April 21, 2016, Chanhassen, Minnesota), singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, dancer, and performer on keyboards, drums, and bass who was among the most talented American musicians of his generation.
- Bo Weber
- Prince had many aliases. Prince was called Alexander Nevermind, Christopher Tracy, The Kid, The Purple Purv, The Minneapolis Midget, & finally The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.
- Prince wore heals to compensate for his size. Although we mentioned it earlier, Prince was among many of the height challenged superstars of his decade such as Michael J. Fox, Paul Simon, Robin Williams & Tom Cruise.
- Despite his stature, Prince was a very talented basketball player. He even played for one of the best high school teams in the state of Minnesota!
- Prince’s father was an incredible musician. Every boy looks up to their father. Prince’s musical career choice was no exception. His father, John Nelson, led his own band called The Prince Rogers Jazz Trio.
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Top 89 Prince Songs . To celebrate the music of Prince, we asked for your favorite songs. We tabulated them and now we're counting them down. Tune in April 22 from noon to 7:30 p.m. to hear the Top 89 Prince songs as chosen by you.
- Tom Eames
- Nothing Compares 2 U. Read more: The Story of... 'Nothing Compares 2 U' In 1985, funk band The Family was created as an outlet to release Prince's music, and a version of the song appeared on their only album, also called The Family.
- Gold. This song was released at at time where Prince's stage name was an unpronounceable symbol, from his 1995 album The Gold Experience. He was particularly proud of the song, describing it as the next 'Purple Rain' to reporters before the album's release.
- I Would Die 4 U. Taken from Purple Rain, this uptempo dance song was a top 10 hit around the world for Prince. The song is about Jesus Christ's message to his followers, saying: "U — I would die 4 U, darling if U want me 2" and "if you're evil I'll forgive you".
- Darling Nikki. Though this song wasn’t released as a single, it gained notoriety for its sexual lyrics and references to... naughty things. Due to its lyrical content, Tipper Gore founded the Parents Music Resource Center, which eventually led to the use of Parental Advisory stickers on album covers.
- When everyone recognizes Jehovah's name, then everyone will be happy because everyone will know what to do and how to do it. Prince. Happiness, God, Knowledge.
- Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful. Prince. Positive, Beautiful, God.
- I have written a song that says: If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, "They're gone," and they'll come back. Prince. Song, Losing Someone, African American.
- Compassion is an action word with no boundaries. Prince. Sympathy, Compassion, Empathy.
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