Prince - Sondz

Overview

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation, he was known for his flamboyant, androgynous persona and wide vocal range, which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams. Prince produced his albums himself, pioneering the Minneapolis sound. 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 record deal with Warner Bros. Records at age nineteen, releasing 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), ...

Facts

Also performed asCamille
Also known asPrince Rogers Nelson
Born7 June 1958, in Minneapolis
Died21 Apr. 2016 (Aged: 57), in Chanhassen
AreaUnited States
Years active39
StatusInactive
GenderMale
Married to

Mayte Garcia (1996-2000)

Mayte Garcia

Involved with

Susannah Melvoin

Kim Basinger (1989-1989)

Parent(s)John L. Nelson
SiblingsTyka Nelson
Role(s)ProducerGuitarKeyboardEngineerVocalLead VocalsMixArt Direction
Label(s)Warner Bros. RecordsNPG RecordsPaisley ParkSabotageEye RecordsTHUNDERBALLLegacyWarner Records[no label]The Prince Estate
Label managementNPG Records (label founder)Zinc Records (label founder)Controversy Music (personal publisher)

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
The New Power Generation
The New Power GenerationCreditProducerPerformerArrangerBackground vocals
The Revolution
The RevolutionProducerCreditPerformerArrangerBackground vocals
Michael Koppelman
Michael KoppelmanMixRecordingBass guitarEngineer
Lisa Coleman
Lisa ColemanBackground vocalsKeyboardAdditionalInstrument arranger (strings)ArrangerConductor (additional)Lead vocalsVideo appearanceVocal
Keith Cohen
Keith CohenMixProducer (additional)Remixer
Peggy McCreary
Peggy McCrearyRecordingEngineerMixBackground vocals
Hans Martin Buff
Hans Martin BuffMixRecording
Steve Noonan
Steve NoonanEngineer (assistant)RecordingEngineerEngineer (additional)
Brian Poer
Brian PoerEngineer (assistant)RecordingEngineer
Ray Hahnfeldt
Ray HahnfeldtEngineer (assistant)RecordingEngineer (additional)Mix