Famous as :Singer
Birth Name :Prince Rogers Nelson
Birth Date :June 07, 1958
Birth Place :Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Claim to fame :Album "1999" (1982)
Wrote a book, titled "21 Nights," based on his 21 consecutive sold-out concerts at London's O2 arena in the summer of 2007, which was slated to be released in September 2008.
In November 2007 he recorded a diss song to show his frustration towards fans sites that used his materials without permission.
His 21 London Shows in 2007 sold the tickets for 31.21 pounds, a number in reference to his 2006 album "3121".
Has his own brand of perfume, dubbed 3121, released July 7, 2007.
Won Outstanding Male Artist in the 2007 NAACP Awards.
Won a court battle against his half-sister, Lorna Nelson, who alleged him of stealing her lyrics for use in "U Got the Look" by April 1989.
"Little Red Corvette" inspired Stevie Nicks to write "Stand Back."
Included and performed a composition written by his own father, John L. Nelson, in the soundtrack of "Purple Rain" (1984).
Opened his own 3121 nightclub and 3121 Jazz Cuisine at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas in November 2006.
Took home Male R&B Artist award at the 6th annual BET Awards held June 27th, 2006.
Was awarded Lifetime Achievement honor at the 10th gala of the Webby Awards held June 12, 2006 in the Cipriani restaurant from the financial district of New York.
Has been chosen the "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" in PETA's annual online poll announced on May 22nd, 2006.
Nabbed the nomination of Favorite Male Singer category at People's Choice Awards held in 2005.
His song of "Batdance" was included in Q Magazine's list of Ten Terrible Records by Great Artists in 2005.
Song "Call My Name" was nominated for Best R&B Song category at the 2005 Grammy Awards while album "Musicology" for Best R&B Album.
Composed "S.S.T." and an instrumental song "Brand New Orleans" after learned about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans in 2005.
Collaborated with En Vogue and Stevie Wonder's in the latter singer's single of "So What the Fuss" in 2005.
Received a Vanguard Award while also won the category of Outstanding Album through "Musicology" at the 2005 NAACP Image Awards.
Was voted The Best Male Performer and Most Welcome Comeback by Rolling Stone Magazine's readers in 2004.
Scored the first rank in Rolling Stone's list of Top Money Makers of 2004 with estimated net earnings of $56.5 million.
Was mentioned The Top Concert Draw of 2004 by Pollstar after his Musicology tour grossed an estimated $87.4 million throughout the year.
Ranked the 5th rank on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart by 2004.
His 2004 album, "Musicology", was nominated in the category of Best Male Video category at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards and that of Best R&B/Soul Album, Male at the 2005 Soul Train Awards.
Finished #5 in VH1's list of 100 Sexiest Artists in 2002.
Gained the title of Artist of the Decade at the 2000 Soul Train Music Awards.
Accidentally hurt his ankle onstage while performing at Trump Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1998 and so had to cancel several of his next shows consequently.
Album "Emancipation" got nominated in the category of Best R&B/Soul Album, Male at the 12th annual Soul Train Awards held in 1998.
Two of his songs, Little Red Corvette" and "When Doves Cry", were included in Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll in 1997.
Gained a nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male at the 1996 Grammy Awards.
"The Gold Experience" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best R&B Album in 1996.
Was presented the honor of Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry at the sixth annual World Music Awards held in 1994.
His song of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" was premiered on CBS' "Miss USA Pageant" in 1994.
Decided to use O(+>, which media referred as TAFKAP, as his stage name in 1993 when he found his record contract with Warner Brothers Records getting very oppressive. The moniker was derived from an ancient Europe symbol.
His music video of "Cream" was selected as Best Dance Video at MTV Video Music Awards held in 1992 while that of "7" was nominated for Best R&B Video category at the 1993 event.
Has collected 4 Brit Awards of the Best International Artist category from the 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1996 events.
Established a nightclub named after his song of "Glam Slam" in Minneapolis by 1992, but later sold it after eight years of frustration upon competing with rival First Ave.
Received a Soul Train Heritage Award for Career Achievement in 1992.
Nabbed the title of Best Songwriter at the annual Rolling Stone Readers' Picks Music Awards in 1991.
Was sued by ex-managers Joseph Ruffalo, Robert Cavallo, and Steve Fargnoli for severance pay and punitive damages in 1991.
Gained Razzies nomination in the category of Worst Screenplay in 1991 for "Graffiti Bridge" (1990).
Was nominated Worst New Star and Worst Actor of the Decade at the 1990 Razzie Awards and Worst Actor of the Century at the 2000 event.
Received ASCAP Award for Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures category in two consecutive years that were 1990 and 1991.
Filed a civil lawsuit against promoter Francesco Sanavio of Avantguarde in 1990 for breach of contract concerning alleged non-payment for his shows in Italy.
"Batman" soundtrack, of which songs he composed, was named Best Soundtrack at the 1990 Brit Awards.
His composition of "Nothing Compares 2 U" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year category in 1990.
The music video of "Batdance" was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for the category of Best Video from a Film in 1990.
Obtained the Grammy nomination for Producer of the Year in 1990.
The song he composed for "Batman" soundtrack, "Partyman", was nominated for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at Grammy Awards held 1990.
Was presented an Award of Achievement at the 1990 at American Music Awards and the Award of Merit at the 1995 event.
Received Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best R&B Vocal Performance in 1990, 1995, and 1996.
Has twice become the nominee of Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male category at Grammy Awards held in 1990 and 2005.
His music video of "When Doves Cry" was made into a spoof sequence in "Weird Al" Yankovic's "UHF" (1989) after he finally gave the video parody permission.
"I Wish U Heaven" music video got nominated in the category of Best Special Effects at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards.
The music video of "U Got the Look" nabbed 2 MTV Video Music Awards in 1988 for Best Stage Performance Video and Best Male Video categories, but failed to win those of Best Choreography and Best Editing.
His album entitled "Sign O' The Times" was placed on the 74th rank in Rolling Stone's Greatest Album of the 80s while was nominated Album of the Year at the 1988 Grammy Awards.
His song entitled "Kiss" was nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Single at American Music Awards also for Best R&B Song at Grammy Awards in 1987.
Has been twice nominated for both Worst Actor and Worst Director categories at Razzie Awards in 1987 and 1991. He became the recipient at the former event.
Got nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group category at Grammy Awards in 1987, 1988, 1992, and 1993. He won at the former event.
Has collected 5 American Music Award nominations in the category of Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist which he scored in 1986, 1990, 1992, 1995, and 2004.
"Raspberry Beret" music video won an MTV Video Music Award for the category of Best Choreography in 1986.
Became the nominee of Favorite Soul/R&B Male Video Artist at American Music Awards in 1986.
His video of "Prince and the Revolution Live!" got nominated in the category of Best Music Video, Long Form at Grammy Awards in 1986.
"Purple Rain" soundtrack got nominated International Album of the Year at the 1985 Juno Awards then won a Special Award at the 2004 World Soundtrack Awards.
"Sex Shooter" was nominated Worst Original Song at Razzie Awards in 1985 while "Love or Money" was named so at the 1987 event.
"Purple Rain" soundtrack was nominated for Best Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special at Grammy Awards held in 1985.
"When Doves Cry" was nominated for Best Original Song - Motion Picture category at the 1985 Golden Globe Awards.
Took home a Grammy Award in 1985 for winning the category of Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
The music video of "When Doves Cry" was nominated in the category Best Choreography at the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards.
His composition of "I Feel for You", which was covered by Chaka Khan, got nominated for Best R&B Song at the 1985 Grammy Awards.
"Purple Rain" was nominated Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Special and Album of the Year at Grammy Awards held in 1985. It won the former one.
"When Doves Cry" was nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Single, Favorite Pop/Rock Single, Favorite Pop/Rock Video, and Favorite Soul/R&B Video at the 1985 American Music Awards. It won the former category.
Scored both American Music Award nominations in the categories of Favorite Pop/Rock Male Video Artist and Soul/R&B Male Video Artist in 1985.
His song, "Darling Nikki", provoked Al Gore's wife, Tipper Gore, to establish Parents Music Resource Center in 1985, which suggested the use of "explicit lyric" stickers and imprints on album covers after, she overheard her daughter playing the song.
"When Doves Cry" was chosen as the Best Single of the Year in The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop critics poll issued in 1984.
Album "1999" reached number six in The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics poll by year 1982.
Was pelted with garbage when performing as an opening act in 1981 for The Rolling Stones wearing only underwear and a trenchcoat.
Had his first studio recording as sessions musicians for Pepe Willie's 94 East band. It was later released in 1995 with the title of "94 East Featuring Prince, Symbolic Beginning."
Was backed by The Revolution band in the 80s then by New Power Generation in the 90s.
His music video of "1999" earned the 91st rank in MTV's 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made while his song entitled "When Doves Cry" gained the 92nd rank on VH1's 100 Greatest Rock Songs.
Has been placed on the 18th rank in VH1's Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
Album "Purple Rain" scored number two on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Best Albums of the 80s.
The music video of "Te Amo Corazon" was shot in Marrakesh and directed by Salma Hayek.
Came to an idea to compose "Little Red Corvette" when he dozed off in Lisa Coleman's pink Edsel following an exhausting all night recording session.
His album of "Purple Rain" has been placed in the top 100 of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Is of Italian and African American ancestry.
Ranked the 28th in Rolling Stone's list of Greatest Rock 'N Roll Artist of All Time.
Often wears large shoes when performing onstage due to his short stature.