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.

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Divorced twice

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His releases have sold more than 80 million copies.


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


Minneapolis Central High School


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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Prince signs 'landmark' deal with Warner Bros. to reissue 'Purple Rain' and tap vaults

BLOG POST Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 9:46 AM

Prince is apparently no longer bad-mouthing Warner Bros. Records, and that’s very good news for fans. The record label announced today a new licensing deal with Minneapolis’ Rock and Roll...

C.J.: Prince couldn’t thrill all Paisley Park party fans

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 5:30 AM

How charming of Prince to turn up at one of his weekend house parties.Prince threw open the doors to his Chanhassen stage from 9 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m., charging $30 a pop to attend what were billed...

Prince’s surprise performance resonates with hard-core fans

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 31 2014 - 3:08 PM

When you pay your money at Paisley Park, you take your chances. Will Prince perform? Or is it just a party with a DJ? Or maybe another band.Friday’s $30-a-ticket affair — advertised on...

Prince & Zooey Deschanel release single 'Fallinlove2nite'

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 17 2014 - 4:36 PM

Prince and Zooey Deschanel on "New Girl"/ FoxPrince has his 3rdEyeGirl band, and he also has his New Girl collaborator.He and “New Girl” star Zooey Deschanel have released a...

Prince gets funny and funky on 'Arsenio Hall Show'

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 6 2014 - 1:28 AM

Prince, we hardly knew ya. At least not like this.The Purple One answered questions from fans and Arsenio Hall — and even played advice guru.Prince has never seemed so normal, so comfortable...

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