Prince - Sondz

Overview

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), more commonly known mononymously as Prince, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. The recipient of numerous awards and nominations, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. He was known for his flamboyant, androgynous persona; his wide vocal range, which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams; and his skill as a multi-instrumentalist, often preferring to play all or most of the instruments on his recordings. 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.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Prince signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records at the age of 19, soon releasing the albums For You (1978) and Prince (1979). He went on to achi...

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)

Susan Moonsie (1980-1985)

Parent(s)John L. Nelson
SiblingsTyka Nelson
Role(s)ProducerAcoustic GuitarGuitarKeyboardEngineerVocalLead 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 vocalsVocalVideo appearance
Keith Cohen
Keith CohenMixProducer (additional)Remixer
Hans Martin Buff
Hans Martin BuffMixRecording
Peggy McCreary
Peggy McCrearyRecordingMixEngineerBackground vocals
Steve Noonan
Steve NoonanEngineer (assistant)RecordingEngineerEngineer (additional)
Brian Poer
Brian PoerEngineer (assistant)RecordingEngineer
Ray Hahnfeldt
Ray HahnfeldtEngineer (assistant)RecordingEngineer (additional)Mix