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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.
Most Popular Prince Trailers
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27 July 1984
A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
16 June 2006
A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect.
02 July 1986
Two friends from Miami are in the French Riviera enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father.
02 November 1990
It's got that Purple Rain feeling through and though. And it's got The Kid, too! For the first time since Purple Rain, Prince is back as The Kid.
08 September 1994
Available for The 1st Time! Exclusive footage taken from one of Prince and the N.P.G.'s infamous aftershow parties!
20 November 1987
In front of a crowd at the Rotterdam Music Hall, Prince and his band perform 13 numbers, 11 of which are from his double album, "Sign 'o' the Times," and all but "Now's the Time" are his compositions.
07 June 2008
A documentary film about Prince's 21 Night Stand at the O2 Arena in London. England.
29 March 1985
Prince And The Revolution: Live was the first Prince and the Revolution live concert released on Home Video format.
08 February 2016
A look at the life and music of legendary singer and civil rights activist, Mavis Staples.
16 June 1992
The full length music video film for Sexy MF
08 March 1986
A performance from Sheila E. filmed live at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Featuring a special appearance by Prince and the Revolution.
08 July 2014
In the mid-1990s reports emerged that Prince had fallen into dispute with his record company. Having signed what was ostensibly a new, 100 million dollar contract just a couple of years before, Prince was now demanding - not unreasonably to most commentators - control of his masters and the freedom to release what he wanted when he wanted.
18 July 2009
The late show from 07/18/2007. Tracklist: 01. Prince Introduces Band Members 02. When Eye Lay My Hands On U 03.
18 July 2009
The early show from 07/18/2009. Tracklist: 01. When Eye Lay My Hands On U 02. Little Red Corvette 03.
12 February 1994
A live performance at Paisley Park on February 12th, 1994
28 March 2009
The 3rd of three shows performed by Prince the night of March 28th 2009.
10 September 1991
A collection of music videos from Prince and the New Power Generation
09 August 2011
Prince performs at Sziget Festival as part of his Welcome 2 America Euro Tour 2011.
07 June 1986
On June 7th, 1986, Prince celebrated his 28th birthday by performing for a packed crowd at Detroit’s Cobo Arena.
29 March 2004
Musicology Live 2004ever was a 2004 tour by Prince in North America to promote his Musicology album. The tour lasted from 27 March – 9 September 2004 and covered 96 dates throughout the United States and Canada, fetching a significant profit for Prince.
29 December 2010
Prince at his best, performing all his mega hits, to a booked out Madison Square Garden in New York, on the 29th December 2010.
25 November 2011
Documentary film produced by the BBC which explores how Prince - showman, artist, enigma - revolutionized the perception of black music in the 1980s with worldwide hits such as "1999," "Kiss," "Raspberry Beret" and "Alphabet Street.
28 August 1998
Listen to this intimate conversation between The Artist Formerly Known As Prince and Mel B. as they cover the subject of musical inspiration, freedom and influences.
14 August 1992
The people usually left in a superstar’s wake — first managers, original band members, childhood friends — are good sources for two things: rare memorabilia and dirt.
18 July 2009
A two-DVD set of Prince at the 2009 Montreux Jazz Festival that serves as a reminder for those that forgot, Prince is still one of, if not the, greatest live musician alive.
01 January 1994
In Egypt, princess Maytes father is assassinated by 7 men, leaving her with the sacred three chains of gold.
03 August 1983
On the 3rd of August 1983, Prince played a benefit concert for the Minnesota Dance Theatre Company at First Avenue, Minneapolis.
19 August 2003
Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas is a 2003 direct to video film of Prince in concert at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts.
01 January 1995
This recording was made in a continuous single live-in-the-studio pass in collaboration with NPG drummer Michael Bland and bassist Sonny T.
05 June 2000
"Rave un2 the year 2000" celebrates the joy of life as PRINCE performs music from his critically acclaimed album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, as well as selections from his vault of smash hits and pop classics.
14 December 1993
The Hits Collection is a collection of music videos released in 1993 to accompany the Prince's greatest hits collection, The Hits/The B-Sides.
04 January 1985
Purple Rain Tour The Omni, Atlanta 4th January 1985 Let's Go Crazy / Delirious / 1999 / Little Red Corvette / Take Me With U - Yankee Doodle / Free / Do Me, Baby / How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore - Temptation / Let's Pretend We're Married - International Lover / Father's Song / God / Computer Blue / Darling Nikki / The Beautiful Ones / When Doves Cry / I Would Die 4 U / Baby I'm A Star / Purple Rain A fantastic show professionally shot by a single camera directly in front of the stage.
30 January 1982
Prince performs in Passaic, NJ during his Controversy Tour on January 30th 1982. Even in black and white, the Minneapolis-born funkateer exudes purple-ness.
06 October 1992
Prince and the new power generation music video
09 September 1988
Lovesexy Live was the fifth Prince home video to be released and second live concert released on Home Video format.
15 March 1983
After 4 months of touring, Prince and his band return to Minneapolis.
21 March 1987
A one-off performance recorded live at Paisley Park during rehearsals for the Sign O The Times Tour, March 21st 1987.