Prince - Sondz

Overview

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor, and director. Widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time, he often played most or all instruments on his recordings. He was known for his flamboyant and androgynous persona, eclectic work, and wide vocal range, which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams.

Prince's music incorporated a wide variety of styles, including funk, R&B, rock, new wave, soul, synth-pop, pop, jazz, and hip hop. He pioneered the Minneapolis sound, a funk rock subgenre that emerged in the late 1970s. He had a prolific output, releasing 39 albums during his life, with a vast array of unreleased projects left in a vault at his home after his death. It is believed that the vault contains dozens of fully produced albums and over 50 music videos that have never been released, along with various ot...

Facts

Also performed asCamilleAlexander NevermindPaisley Park
Born7/6/1958, in Minneapolis
Died21/4/2016 (Aged: 57), in Chanhassen
AreaUnited States
Years active39
StatusInactive
GenderMale
Married toMayte Garcia (1996-2000)Mayte Garcia
Involved withSusannah MelvoinKim Basinger (1989-1989)
Parent(s)John L. Nelson
Sibling(s)Tyka Nelson
Role(s)Art DirectionProducerPerformerEngineerVocalLead VocalsGuitarKeyboardMix
Label(s)Warner Bros. RecordsNPG RecordsPaisley ParkEye RecordsTHUNDERBALLSabotageWarner RecordsLegacy[no label]PR-Records
Label managementNPG Records (label founder)Zinc Records (label founder)Controversy Music (personal publisher)

Discography

YearTitle
Welcome 2 America2021Welcome 2 America
Originals2019Originals
Piano & a Microphone 19832018Piano & a Microphone 1983
Rock in Rio, 19912017Rock in Rio, 1991
HITnRUN Phase Two2015HITnRUN Phase Two
HITnRUN Phase One2015HITnRUN Phase One
Art Official Age2014Art Official Age
Plectrumelectrum2014Plectrumelectrum
3rdeyegirl20133rdeyegirl
Lotusflow3r2009Lotusflow3r

Collaborators

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