Prince

A singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, Prince Rogers Nelson has produced 10 platinum albums and 30 Top 40 singles. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year he was eligible.

key info

Birthplace:

Minneapolis

Age:

56

Family:

Divorced twice

Body of Work:

His releases have sold more than 80 million copies.

Highlights:

He pioneered the "Minneapolis sound", a hybrid mixture of funk, rock, pop, R&B and New Wave that has influenced many other musicians.

School:

Minneapolis Central High School

Awards:

Has won seven Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe and an Academy Award. Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year he was eligible.

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ARTICLE Updated: Dec 11 2014 - 2:49 PM

In anticipation of its big announcement of a “major concert,” Target Center gave music fans a hint Wednesday night about the identity of the performer to be revealed at a news conference...

Prince's Twitter and Facebook accounts suddenly go dark

BLOG POST Updated: Nov 25 2014 - 10:50 AM

As if it were of his many beautiful but long-gone protégés from over the years, Prince’s brief, flirtatious relationship with social media may suddenly be over. For reasons not...

Prince plays by own rules on 'SNL'

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 3 2014 - 5:36 AM

Prince always plays by his own rules. So when he was invited to perform on “Saturday Night Live” for a third time, he didn’t do the usual two-performance routine that other acts...

Prince to release new album and music with female band 3RDEYEGIRL, first since '20Ten'

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 25 2014 - 11:38 AM

NEW YORK — Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30.The pop icon announced Monday that he would release "Art Official Age" on Warner Bros. Records, the label Prince was signed to...

Lake Minnetonka is calling Apollonia back

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 27 2014 - 11:55 PM

For the record: Apollonia never did purify herself in Lake Minnetonka. In fact, she’s never been to the Twin Cities’ biggest lake. And she hasn’t been in Minnesota since filming “Purple Rain” in 1983....

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  • A late-night taste of Prince's new music

    Prince offered samples of a funky new solo album during an intimate late-night preview. He didn’t mention the album’s title or release date, but he did express frustration with the slow-grinding wheels of the record business.  Full storyFull story Updated Jun. 23, 2014

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