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Prince

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Famous as :

Singer

Birth Name :

Prince Rogers Nelson

Birth Date :

June 07, 1958

Birth Place :

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Spouse :

Mayte Jannell Garcia (14-Feb-96 - 14-Feb-99), Manuela Testolini (31-Dec-01- July 2006)

Claim to fame :

Album "1999" (1982)

Biography


Successfully reigned The Billboard 200 chart for a week in early April 2006 before being replaced by T.I.'s “King”, Prince has really made a glowing comeback after his two-year hiatus looking from the public response on his “3121” album. WBAI-NY-99.5 FM has greeted him with presenting special broadcast of his music while BET eagerly included him in its “106 & Park”, both aired in March, few days after the launch of the piece of work, showing that this guy indeed still holds his charms in music scene. Across the continent, another tribute has also come up from France for the country has been slated to roll “Purple Rain” as part of its Mardi's music movies program by April 18 which surely will cover fans' disappointment upon his cancellation to make a guest appearance on this season's “American Idol.”

Named after the jazz band his parents joined at the time, Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota to John L. Nelson and Mattie Shaw. His childhood was passed somewhat bitterly as the little boy had to face the divorce of his father and mother by 1965 following their relationship that had gradually soured not long after the birth of his sister, Tika Evene, in 1960. Worse, Mattie's decision to marry again in 1968 did not make life easier to undergo for him since he never got along with his stepfather, Hayward Baker, who subsequently became the kid's main reason to run away from home. Seeking for refuge in John's residence, it was during this time that he began to spark an interest in music upon being given a guitar by the older man.

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Prince Quits Facebook and Twitter, Deletes YouTube Videos

November 26, 2014 01:00:59 GMT

has withdrawn himself from the social media. The "Purple Rain" singer deleted his Facebook and Twitter accounts in addition to removing a number of his videos from YouTube.
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Video: Prince Performs Medley on 'Saturday Night Live'

November 02, 2014 16:21:26 GMT

rocked "" over the weekend. Instead of playing four-minute song during the usual two or three separate sets, he delivered a medley of his new tracks "Clouds", "Marz", and "Another Love" during an approximately nine-minute performance.
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Prince to Perform One Uninterrupted Eight-Minute Jam on 'SNL'

October 28, 2014 08:22:51 GMT

Fans can expect something different on "" when appears as a musical guest on the NBC show this Saturday, November 1. It's announced on Monday, October 27 that instead of splitting his performance into two separate segments as other musical guests usually do, the "Purple Rain" singer would perform one, uninterrupted "eight-minute long jam session."
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Chris Rock Returns to Host 'SNL' With Prince as Musical Guest

October 14, 2014 23:15:13 GMT

is returning to "" as a host. The comedian is announced to serve as emcee on the variety show during the November 1 episode with being tapped as a performer.
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Video: Prince Joined by Kendrick Lamar for 'What's My Name' During Albums Release Party

October 02, 2014 07:58:14 GMT

teamed up with Yahoo! to throw a party to celebrate the release of his two new albums, "" and "". During the event held at the historic Paisley Park studios, the iconic singer took the stage to perform some tracks and he brought out to help him sing one of them.
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Prince Unveils Two New Songs 'U Know' and 'WHITECAPS' From New Albums

September 02, 2014 03:16:08 GMT

has previewed his upcoming albums with two new songs. The first track, titled "U Know" and lifted from his solo album "", is an R&B/funk ballad that features the singer showcasing his signature vocals over the piano and beatbox backdrop.
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Prince Readying Two New Albums for September

August 26, 2014 06:53:58 GMT

is releasing not one, but two new albums later this year. The "Purple Rain" hitmaker has announced that the LPs, which are now available for pre-order on his website, will both arrive on September 30.
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Prince Announces New Solo Album, Reveals Rap Song With Rita Ora

June 25, 2014 02:46:21 GMT

While his awaited album with his band 3rd Eye Girl hasn't been released yet, reveals that his solo LP is currently in the works. The iconic singer shared some details about his new project during a chat with the Minnesota Star Tribune's Jon Bream who recently visited him for a late-night listening session.
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Prince Drops Surprise Single 'The Breakdown'

April 21, 2014 07:48:42 GMT

Shortly after announcing that he'd reunited with Warner Bros. Records, surprised his fans with the release of his new single called "The Breakdown". The ballad opens with the singer singing, "Listen to me closely as the story unfolds," over the piano keys.
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Prince Reunites With Warner Bros. Records, Promises New Album

April 19, 2014 02:04:14 GMT

Eighteen years after leaving Warner Bros. Record, announces that he's reteamed with the major label. The singer has signed a new deal that will see him regaining ownership of his catalog. He and the company have also formed "an exclusive global licensing partnership that covers every album released from 1978 into the '90s," according to a press release.
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Prince Collaborates With Zooey Deschanel for New Track 'FALLINLOVE2NITE'

March 15, 2014 04:44:15 GMT

A few weeks ago, made a guest appearance on "". On the show, he played ping-pong, made pancakes and gave 's character Jess some advice about love before performing a collaborative track with the actress.
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Prince Debuts 'FUNKROLL' With 3RDEYEGIRL on 'Arsenio Hall Show'

March 06, 2014 05:03:02 GMT

taped his appearance on "Arsenio Hall Show" on Tuesday, March 4. In addition to arriving as a guest, the "Purple Rain" singer took the stage of the late night show to debut his collaboration with 3RDEYEGIRL, "FUNKROLL".
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Prince Drops $22 M Lawsuit Against 22 Bootleggers

January 29, 2014 03:31:27 GMT

has decided to drop a lawsuit against 22 bootleggers who posted the footage of his performances on their Facebook pages and blogs. According to TMZ, the lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice which means the singer can refile it anytime he wants in the future.
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Prince Sues 22 Fans for Copyright Infringement

January 28, 2014 14:18:45 GMT

made a shocking move by suing his die hard fans. The "Purple Rain" singer has taken a $22 million legal action against 22 people who posted bootleg version of his live performances on Facebook and blogs.
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'New Girl' Taps Prince for Post-Super Bowl Episode

December 13, 2013 15:30:15 GMT

"" is bringing in in an upcoming episode. The "Purple Rain" singer has been tapped to appear on the Fox comedy's post-Super Bowl episode as himself.
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Prince Set to Headline 20th Annual Essence Festival

December 04, 2013 07:57:34 GMT

has been announced as a headliner at the 2014 Essence Festival. The 20th annual event is set to take place on July 3-6 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. It's still unknown when exactly the musician is going to perform.
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Prince Premieres 'Breakfast Can Wait' Music Video

October 12, 2013 04:06:59 GMT

For fans who were expecting to see iconic musician in a music video for his new single "Breakfast Can Wait", they might have to wait until his next release as The Purple One does not appear in the newly-released one. And unlike in the amusing artwork for the single that the Grammy Award-winner posted on his 3rd Eye Girl Twitter account last August, it also does not feature comedian as Prince.
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Prince Enlists Dave Chappelle for 'Breakfast Can Wait' Artwork

August 20, 2013 04:43:21 GMT

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter is finally loosening up, not only letting go of his longstanding battle against the internet by embracing his newfound use of Twitter, but also putting in a good measure of humor in his latest tweet. The Purple One posted an amusing artwork for his new single "Breakfast Can Wait" on his 3rd Eye Girl account along with the 48-second snippet of the track.
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Prince Joins Twitter, Post His 'First Selfie'

August 15, 2013 06:13:48 GMT

Contrary to his own previous statement that internet was over, surprised many when he joined Twitter. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took over a Twitter account named after his female backing band 3rd Eye Girl and proceeded to post a series of messages.
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Prince, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jennifer Lopez Among Academy's New Members

June 29, 2013 01:44:52 GMT

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled 276 names that have been invited to join the organization this year. Among surprising new members in a list posted on the official site are Grammy winner , , "" helmer Todd Phillips, and .
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Judge Orders Investigation Into Paris Jackson's Well-Being

June 08, 2013 02:27:33 GMT

An inquiry to Paris Jackson's well-being has been ordered by a judge after the 15-year-old teenager allegedly tried to commit suicide. According to a court record, Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, who is overseeing the guardianship of 's children, released the order on Thursday, June 6.
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Janelle Monae's 'The Electric Lady' to Feature Prince and Miguel

June 08, 2013 02:23:08 GMT

is not the only musician who is included in 's upcoming album, "". The cover of this week's Billboard told the magazine that the follow-up to her 2010 "" would also feature guest appearance from and .
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Gwyneth Paltrow 'Nearly Died' Due to Miscarriage

March 18, 2013 05:05:31 GMT

told Daily Mail in a candid interview on Sunday, March 17, that she experienced miscarriage in her third pregnancy which nearly cost her life. Paltrow and husband , who already have an 8-year-old daughter, Apple, and a 6-year-old son, Moses, revealed that their children wanted another sibling. "My children ask me to have a baby all the time. And you never know, I could squeeze one more in. I am missing my third. I'm thinking about it," she said.
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Justin Timberlake and Prince Close SXSW 2013 on Separate Venues

March 18, 2013 04:44:25 GMT

The last day of the SXSW music showcase was highlighted by two major acts, and . The former rocked the Coppertank Events Center for an hour and a half at a MySpace-sponsored intimate gig, while the latter took the stage a few blocks away in Austin at the club La Zona Rosa in a show that stretched to two hours and 40 minutes.
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D'Angelo, Elvis Costello and More Salute Prince in Carnegie Hall Tribute

March 09, 2013 06:04:24 GMT

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter was honored in an all-star concert "The Music of Prince", Thursday night, March 7 from the Carnegie Hall in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Although he was not personally there to witness the star-studded tribute, the celebrities who came to salute him performed their best as the concert was also a fund-raising show meant to benefit a number of charities for kids.
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Prince to Be Honored With Billboard Icon Award

January 19, 2013 04:31:27 GMT

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter will be honored at the Billboard Music Awards on May 19 during its live broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The legendary artist is set to receive the Icon Award and will also be performing on stage in a rare television appearance that will be broadcast on ABC.
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Prince's New Track 'Same Page, Different Book' Leaked

January 09, 2013 06:30:43 GMT

After posting an extended version of 's track "Laydown" and a remix of his latest hit single "Rock N' Roll Affair", a mysterious Twitter account under the name 3rdEyeGirl leaked the Grammy Award-winning artist's latest recording "Same Page, Different Book". Aside from providing the link to the new track via Twitter, 3rdEyeGirl also posted the new track's audio file on its YouTube channel.
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Prince Tribute to Be Staged at Carnegie Hall

December 21, 2012 04:36:18 GMT

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter will be honored in an all-star concert from the Carnegie Hall in Midtown Manhattan in New York City on March 7, 2013. The special tribute for the renowned musician is the 7th in a series of tribute concerts that are set to raise funds for music education programs for underprivileged youth.
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Bruno Mars Evokes Michael Jackson and Prince in New Track 'Moonshine'

November 20, 2012 04:33:11 GMT

seems to be living up to his new album's theme of unorthodox music as the soul/R'n'B singer releases his new single titled "Moonshine" and evokes some and vibes throughout the track. The classic 80's inspired tune is the follow-up to Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" and "Young Girls", all taken from his upcoming LP, "", due December 11 in U.S. stores.
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Report: Lady GaGa and Prince to Take Part in 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack Album

October 16, 2012 08:02:41 GMT

Baz Luhrmann's highly-anticipated drama "" will likely have A-list musicians supporting its soundtrack album. According to The Playlist, it is none other than who is set to take part in the soundtrack project along with veteran singer .
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