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Prince

Musician
Male
Born Jun 7, 1958

Prince is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Prince has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. Prince founded his own recording studio and label; writing, self-producing and playing most, or all, of the instruments on his recordings. In addition, Prince has been a "talent promoter" for the careers of Sheila E.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Prince.

CHILDHOOD

1958 Birth Born on June 7, 1958.
1960 2 Years Old Prince's sister Tika Evene (usually called Tyka) was born in 1960. … Read More

TEENAGE

1973 15 Years Old Prince met Jimmy Jam in 1973 in junior high, and impressed him during music class with his musical talent, his early mastery of a wide range of instruments, and his work ethic.
1975 17 Years Old In 1975, Pepe Willie, the husband of Prince's cousin, Shauntel, formed the band 94 East with Marcy Ingvoldstad and Kristie Lazenberry, hiring André Cymone and Prince to record tracks. … Read More
1976 18 Years Old In 1976, Prince created a demo tape with producer Chris Moon, in Moon's Minneapolis studio. … Read More

TWENTIES

1978 20 Years Old Prince was born in Minneapolis and developed an interest in music as a young child. He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. at the age of 18, and released his debut album For You in 1978.
His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three records—Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—continued his success, showcasing Prince's prominently sexual lyrics and blending of funk, dance, and rock music.
Prince performed both these songs on January 26, 1980, on American Bandstand. … Read More
In February 1981, Prince made his first appearance on Saturday Night Live, performing "Partyup".

THIRTIES

1989 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989, Prince appeared on Madonna's studio album Like a Prayer, co-writing and singing the duet "Love Song" and playing electric guitar (uncredited) on the songs "Like a Prayer", "Keep It Together", and "Act of Contrition". … Read More
In 1990, Prince went back on tour with a revamped band for his back-to-basics Nude Tour. … Read More
He released three more solo albums before debuting the New Power Generation band in 1991. … Read More
1992 - 1995 4 More Events
1996 38 Years Old 1 More Event
The songs on Controversy were published by Controversy Music – ASCAP, a practice he continued until the Emancipation album in 1996. … Read More

FORTIES

1998 - 2004 8 More Events
2005 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 2005, Prince signed with Universal Records to release his album, 3121, on March 21, 2006. … Read More
To promote the new album, Prince was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on February 4, 2006, 17 years after his last SNL appearance on the 15th anniversary special, and nearly 25 years since his first appearance on a regular episode in 1981.
On February 2, 2007, Prince played at the Super Bowl XLI press conference.

FIFTIES

From 2008, Prince was managed by UK-based Kiran Sharma.
Prince released a triple album set containing Lotusflower, MPLSoUND, and an album credited to Bria Valente, called Elixer, on March 24, 2009, followed by a physical release on March 29.
In January 2010, Prince wrote a new song, "Purple and Gold", inspired by his visit to a Minnesota Vikings football game against the Dallas Cowboys. … Read More
On February 12, 2011, Prince presented Barbra Streisand with an award and donated $1.5 million to charities. … Read More
In January 2013, Prince released a lyric video for a new song called "Screwdriver".
2014 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2014, Prince performed concerts with 3rdeyegirl in London titled the Hit and Run Tour. … Read More
In May 2015, following the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent riots, Prince released a song entitled "Baltimore" in tribute to Gray and in support of the protesters in Baltimore. … Read More
In late March 2016, Prince told an audience he was writing a memoir, tentatively titled The Beautiful Ones.
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