Prince - Sondz

Overview

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...

Facts

Also performed asCamille
Also known asPrince Rogers Nelson
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]The Prince Estate
Label managementNPG Records (label founder)Zinc Records (label founder)Controversy Music (personal publisher)

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
Keith Cohen
Keith CohenMixProducer (additional)Remixer
Hans Martin Buff
Hans Martin BuffMixRecording
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