Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. He was known for his flamboyant, androgynous persona and wide vocal range, which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams. Prince pioneered the Minneapolis sound, and his music incorporated a wide variety of styles, including funk, R&B, rock, new wave, soul, synth-pop, pop, jazz, and hip hop. He often played most or all instruments on his recordings.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records at the age of 19, and released the albums For You (1978) and Prince (1979). He went on to achieve critical success with the innovative albums Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982). His sixth album, Purple Rain (1984), was recorded with his backup band the Revolution, a...
|Also performed as||Camille|
|Also known as||Prince Rogers Nelson|
|Born||7/6/1958, in Minneapolis|
|Died||21/4/2016 (Aged: 57), in Chanhassen|
|Married to||Mayte Garcia (1996-2000)Mayte Garcia|
|Involved with||Susannah MelvoinKim Basinger (1989-1989)|
|Parent(s)||John L. Nelson|
|Role(s)||Art DirectionProducerPerformerEngineerVocalLead VocalsGuitarKeyboardMix|
|Label(s)||Warner Bros. RecordsNPG RecordsPaisley ParkEye RecordsTHUNDERBALLSabotageWarner RecordsLegacy[no label]The Prince Estate|
|Label management||NPG Records (label founder)Zinc Records (label founder)Controversy Music (personal publisher)|