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Prince

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07 Jun 1958 — 21 Apr 2016
United States United States

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Biography

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), known from 1993 to 2000 as an unpronounceable symbol (or, informally, 'The Artist Formerly Known as Prince', 'Tafkap', 'The Artist', etc), was a popular American musician. Known for his musical innovation, skill and prolificness, Prince was one of the best selling and critically acclaimed artists of the rock era, selling over 100 million records worldwide. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. During his career, Prince released 39 albums and 97 singles, including five U.S. number one hits: "When Doves Cry", "Let's Go Crazy", "Kiss", "Batdance" and "Cream".
During the 80s, Prince had comparable success with other 'mega-superstars' such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Madonna in terms of star power and sales. Both individually and with his backing groups 'The Revolution' and 'The New Power Generation', Prince remained one of the world's most bestselling artists, even as his popularity waned since the mid-90s,
Few other musicians have matched the formidable breadth of his talents as a multi-instrumentalist performer, with his skills including not just singing and dancing but also composing, producing, and playing multiple instruments while directing videos and movies. In fact, Prince played nearly all the instruments on his first five albums and produced himself since signing with Warner Bros as a mere teenager. In terms of style, Prince's music spanned myriad genres and showed a debt to numerous past artists. From his early material, rooted in funk and soul, he constantly expanded his musical palette throughout his career, absorbing many other genres such as pop, rock, jazz, and hip-hop.

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Discography

Studio Album

1977
Album has 7 releases
1978
Album has 6 releases
1979
Album has 9 releases
1980
Album has 8 releases
1981
Album has 15 releases
1984
Album has 10 releases
1986
Album has 9 releases
1986
Album has 1 releases
1986
Album has 10 releases
1987
Album has 6 releases
1990
Album has 6 releases
1991
Album has 4 releases
1992
Album has 1 releases
1993
Album has 1 releases
1993
Album has 3 releases
1994
Album has 3 releases
1994
Album has 4 releases
1995
Album has 4 releases
1995
Album has 4 releases
1997
Album has 3 releases
1998
Album has 3 releases
1999
Album has 1 releases
1999
Album has 3 releases
2000
Album has 5 releases
2002
Album has 1 releases
2002
Album has 2 releases
2003
Album has 7 releases
2003
Album has 1 releases
2004
Album has 2 releases
2004
Album has 1 releases
2004
Album has 1 releases
2005
Album has 4 releases
2007
Album has 4 releases
2009
Album has 3 releases
2009
Album has 1 releases
2010
Album has 3 releases
2013
Album has 1 releases
2013
Album has 4 releases
2014
Album has 3 releases
2015
Album has 4 releases
2015
Album has 5 releases
2018
Album has 4 releases

Single

1978
Album has 3 releases
1980
Album has 1 releases
1981
Album has 7 releases
1983
Album has 1 releases
1983
Album has 2 releases
1983
Album has 5 releases
1983
Album has 4 releases
1983
Album has 3 releases
1984
Album has 2 releases
1985
Album has 5 releases
1986
Album has 2 releases
1988
Album has 1 releases
1988
Album has 2 releases
1988
Album has 1 releases
1988
Album has 1 releases
1988
Album has 2 releases
1988
Album has 2 releases
1989
Album has 6 releases
1989
Album has 4 releases
1990
Album has 3 releases
1990
Album has 4 releases
1991
Album has 1 releases
1991
Album has 3 releases
1991
Album has 4 releases
1992
Album has 1 releases
1992
Album has 4 releases
1992
Album has 2 releases
1993
Album has 4 releases
1993
Album has 5 releases
1994
Album has 4 releases
1994
Album has 4 releases
1994
Album has 1 releases
1996
Album has 1 releases
1998
Album has 4 releases
2002
Album has 1 releases
2011
Album has 1 releases
2013
Album has 1 releases
2013
Album has 1 releases
2014
Album has 1 releases
2014
Album has 1 releases
2014
Album has 2 releases
2015
Album has 1 releases
2015
Album has 1 releases
2015
Album has 1 releases
2015
Album has 1 releases
2018
Album has 2 releases

EP

1991
Album has 2 releases
1991
Album has 1 releases
1991
Album has 1 releases
1993
Album has 2 releases
2013
Album has 1 releases
2017
Album has 1 releases