Prince

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The funky star who recorded '1999' (1982) and changed his name to a symbol who was also Rolling Stone's 27th in their list of '100 Greatest Artists of All Time'. In addition, he contributed to the creation of the song 'Purple Rain' (1984).

Profession :

Rock Singer

Birthday :

June 7, 1958

Star Sign :

Gemini

Death Date:

April 21, 2016

Age :

57

Birthplace :

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prince was known to be one of the most influential artists of the music industry, with his influences spanning across multiple genres. Some of his greatest hits were ‘Purple Rain’ (1984), ‘Kiss’ (1986), and ‘Little Red Corvette’ (1982), to name a few. Prince’s works were recognized in multiple platforms, such as being inducted into both Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame. He was also awarded with seven Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award, among others.

He goes by a list of nicknames. The Kid, The Purple Purv, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, Christopher Tracy, The Minneapolis Midget, and Alexander Nevermind were some of them.

Prince has a back catalog that features more than 600 tracks, beating the overall number of songs The Beatles had written.