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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Funk, Urban, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Electronic, R&B, Dance-Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/ Indie Rock, Hard Rock, College Rock
Party/Celebratory, Whimsical, Sexual, Quirky, Sensual, Brash, Playful, Passionate, Freewheeling, Sexy, Energetic, Bravado, Eccentric, Swaggering, Exuberant, Joyous, Messy, Spicy, Bright, Lively, Exciting
Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
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Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician. He uses the stage name Prince but has also been known by various other names, among them an unpronounceable symbol and The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.
His career has spanned several styles: from his early material, rooted in R&B, funk, and soul, he has consistently expanded his musical palette throughout his career, absorbing many other genres including New Wave, pop, rock, jazz, and hip hop. The distinctive characteristics of the early-to-mid 1980s work which brought him to super-stardom--including sparse and industrial-sounding drum machine arrangements, and the use of synthesizer riffs to serve the role traditionally occupied by horn riffs in earlier R&B, funk and soul music--was called as the "Minneapolis sound" and has proved very influential.
Prince is a prolific artist, having released several hundred songs both under his own name and with other artists. Regarded by many as a perfectionist, Prince is known for being highly protective of his music. He produces, composes, arranges and performs nearly all of the songs on his albums.
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Prince Rogers Nelson
Big Curly Hair., Clothes.
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John L. Nelson (musician) Deceased
Mattie Della (Shaw) Deceased
Tika Evene, Sharon (Half-sister), Lorna (Half-sister) Deceased 2006
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. With a career spanning four decades, Prince was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant fashion sense and use of makeup, and wide vocal range. A multi-instrumentalist, he was considered a guitar virtuoso and was also skilled at playing the drums, percussion, bass, keyboards, and synthesizer. Prince pioneered the Minneapolis sound, which is a subgenre of funk rock with elements of synth-pop and new wave, in the late 1970s.
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Minneapolis Central High School
Singer • songwriter • multi-instrumentalist • musician • record producer • actor • filmmaker
Vocals, Saxophone, Harmonica, Linn Drum
Warner Bros., Paisley Park, Columbia, Arista, Universal
Wendy & Lisa, Morris Day, Sheila E., Vanity 6, Apollonia 6, Mazarati, 94 East, Madhouse, Andy Allo, 3rdeyegirl
Place of Death
Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA
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==Prince Rogers Nelson== (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), best known as Prince, was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, musician, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He 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, which served as the soundtrack to his eponymous 1984 film debut and was met with widespread acclaim. 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 Prince logo.svg, 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 a fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57.
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Norrine (Half Sister)
Cause of Death
Accidental Fentanyl Overdose
Sheena Easton, Martika, Janelle Monáe, Judith Hill, Candy Dulfer, Sinead O'Connor, The Bangles
Andre Cymone, Chaka Khan
Bass, Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano
Funk, New Wave, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Synthpop
The Family, The New Power Generation, The Revolution, The Time
Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Carver County, Minnesota, USA