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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 Likens Record Contracts to Slavery

August 10, 2015 02:59:09 GMT

Shortly after he announced that his "" album would come out as a Tidal exclusive, expressed concerns over the state of the music business. The iconic singer gathered a small group of journalists at his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis on Saturday, August 8 and let them know what he really thought about record contracts.
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Prince's 'HITNRUN' Album to Be Released Exclusively on Tidal

August 08, 2015 01:55:08 GMT

's "" is coming via Tidal. The iconic singer has announced that he's signed an exclusive deal with the -owned streaming service on which the new album will be available starting on September 7.
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Prince Debuts New Song 'Stare' on Spotify a Month After Removing His Music From Service

July 31, 2015 03:43:43 GMT

came back with brand new music on Thursday, July 30. The iconic singer dropped a new solo song called "Stare" exclusively on Spotify, interestingly nearly a month after he removed all his catalog from the music streaming service.
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Prince Debuts Surprise New Song 'HARDROCKLOVER'

July 02, 2015 04:58:32 GMT

has returned with a new song. The singer surprised his fans on Wednesday, July 1 when he premiered via his SoundCloud the sexy summer jam called "HARDROCKLOVER" on which he turns his guitar up and makes a lady scream.
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Prince and Stevie Wonder Perform for the Obamas During 'Private' Event at White House

June 16, 2015 02:03:12 GMT

and visited the White House over the weekend to perform at an event held by President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. Although details of the performance have surfaced online via social media posts shared by some guests, White House spokesman Josh Earnest still refuses to confirm the two musicians' attendance.
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Prince Releases 'Baltimore' Tribute Song

May 09, 2015 19:55:41 GMT

spreads the message of love and peace with his new song "Baltimore" in the wake of protests following the death of Freddie Gray. "Does anybody hear us pray / 4 Michael Brown or Freddie Gray? / Peace is more than the absence of war," he sings before chanting, "If there ain't no justice, then there ain't no peace."
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Prince to Play Concert in Baltimore in the Wake of Freddie Gray's Death

May 06, 2015 06:10:03 GMT

is playing a concert in Baltimore this weekend in the wake of protests following the death of Freddie Gray. The singer announced on Tuesday, May 5 that the show would take place on Sunday at the Royal Farms Arena at 05:00 P.M.
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'The Voice' Alum Judith Hill Reacts to Lawsuit Over Her Duet Album With Prince

March 28, 2015 15:37:03 GMT

is sued by producer Jolene Cherry for allegedly interfering with her contract with "" alum Judith Hill. While Prince keeps mum on the matter, Hill fires back at Cherry. Through a statement issued by her lawyer Peter Haviland, Hill insisted that she's a free agent so she told the producer to back off.
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Prince Debuts Surprise New Single 'What If'

March 14, 2015 04:11:21 GMT

Before playing the first date on his "Hit & Run" tour, surprised his fans on late Thursday night, March 12 when he debuted a new single on Louisville, Kentucky radio station WFPK. Featuring his band 3RDEYEGIRL, the song is a cover of Christian singer/songwriter Nichole Nordeman's "What If".
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Prince Bringing 'Hit and Run' Tour With 3RDEYEGIRL to the U.S.

March 07, 2015 02:44:54 GMT

's "Hit & Run" tour is coming to the U.S. The iconic singer announced on Friday, March 6 that he and his backing band 3RDEYEGIRL would make their first stop on March 14 in Louisville, KY. A venue has yet to be revealed. More dates are expected to be added in the near future.
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Prince Premieres 'Marz' Music Video Ft. 3RDEYEGIRL

January 20, 2015 03:03:19 GMT

reunites with 3RDEYEGIRL for the music video for their "Marz". Debuted online on Monday, January 19, the '70s-inspired clip is made up of blurry, trippy footage of the iconic singer unleashing his inner rock star as he performs the song live on the stage while being backed by the three girls of his band.
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Prince Premieres 'ANOTHERLOVE' Lyric Video

December 24, 2014 01:57:50 GMT

has given his "ANOTHERLOVE" a lyric video treatment. Premiered on Billboard on Tuesday, December 23, the clip features numerous shots from the iconic singer's 8-minute performance with his band 3RDEYEGIRL on "" a few weeks ago.
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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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