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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Prince's return shrouded in mystery as he helps mark Essence Fest's 20th celebration

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 5 2014 - 6:33 AM

NEW ORLEANS — Uttering his signature, "We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life," Prince opened his set for the 20th celebration of the Essence Festival and...

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....

What might emerge from Prince's vault of unreleased music?

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 29 2014 - 9:12 AM

Should we get ready for a Purple Flood?Only Prince knows what music he might release under a new agreement with his old label, Warner Bros., that also gives him control of the much-coveted master...

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...

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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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