Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor, and filmmaker. With a career spanning four decades, Prince was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant 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.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince developed an interest in music as a young child and wrote his first song, "Funk Machine", at the age of seven. He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records at the age of 17, and released his debut album For You in 1978. His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three albums—Dirty Mind, Controversy, and 1999 —continued his success, showcasing his prominently explicit 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 film debut. It quickly became his most critically and commercially successful release, spending 24 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 and selling 25 million copies worldwide.

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While My Guitar Gently WeepsRock and Roll Hall of Fame Volume 8: 2004-20056:20
ResolutionPlanet Earth3:36
Let's Work4Ever3:02
Sign 'O' the Times (Single Version)The Very Best Of Prince3:43
Have a HeartOne Nite Alone... (Solo Piano and Voice by Prince)2:04
MR. NELSON (feat. Lianne La Havas)HITNRUN Phase One2:27
We Gets UpEmancipation4:18
U Make My Sun Shine (feat. Angie Stone)Anthology: 1995-20107:05
2 Nigs United 4 West Compton (Live from One Nite Alone Tour...The Aftershow)One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over! (Up Late with Prince & The NPG) (Live)6:15
PopeThe Hits/The B-Sides3:28
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