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Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson  (born June 7, 1958), better known as simply Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He has been known under the unpronounceable symbol, which he used between 1993 and 2000. During that period he was frequently referred to in the media as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince", often abbreviated to "TAFKAP", or simply "The Artist". Prince has so far produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career, to date. 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., Carmen Electra, The Time and Vanity 6, and has written songs for these artists and others (including Chaka Khan, The Bangles, and Sinéad O'Connor). Prince also had several hundred unreleased songs in his "vault". He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year he was eligible. Rolling Stone has ranked Prince #27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Prince's music has been influenced by rock, R&B, soul, funk, rap, blues, New Wave, electronica, disco, psychedelia, folk, jazz, and pop. His artistic influences included Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Duke Ellington, Curtis Mayfield, and Stevie Wonder. Prince pioneered the "Minneapolis sound", a hybrid mixture of funk, rock, pop, R&B and New Wave that has influenced many other musicians. Prince had a wide vocal range and is known for his flamboyant stage presence and costumes. He died at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, near Minneapolis, after suffering flu-like symptoms for several weeks. Description above from the Wikipedia article Prince, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Jun 7, 1958 In Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
30
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Prince - The Homecoming Live in '83 2017
Known For
Poster of New Girl
Poster of Prince Montreux Like Jazz
Poster of American Idol
Poster of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Filmography
Movie Prince - The Homecoming Live in '83 Himself 2017
Movie Mavis! Himself 2016-02-08
Movie Manasunu Maaya Seyake Shiva 2014-12-31
Movie Prince: Capitol Theatre 1982 Himself 2013-12-18
Series New Girl Himself 2011-09-20
Movie Prince: Budapest (Bootleg) Prince 2011-01-07
Movie Prince: A Purple Reign Himself (archive footage) 2011-11-25
Movie Prince - Welcome 2 America - MSG, New York - 29 Dec 2010 Himself 2010-12-29
Movie Prince Montreux Like Jazz Prince 2009-07-18
Movie Prince: Montreux Jazz Festival (Late Show) Himself 2009-07-18
Movie Prince: Montreux Jazz Festival (Early Show) Himself 2009-07-18
Movie Prince: The Makings Of Rain Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Prince - Musicology (Live In Los Angeles) Himself 2004-08-11
Movie Prince: Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas Prince 2003-08-19
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Prince: Rave un2 the Year 2000 Himself 2000-06-05
Series Muppets Tonight Unknown 1996-03-08
Movie Prince: The Undertaker 1995-01-01
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie 3 Chains o' Gold Unknown 1994-01-01
Movie Prince: The Sacrifice Of Victor Himself 1994-09-08
Movie Prince: The Hits Collection Himself 1993-12-14
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Graffiti Bridge The Kid 1990-11-02
Movie Prince: Lovesexy Live Himself 1989-04-19
Movie Sign 'o' the Times Himself 1987-11-20
Movie Under the Cherry Moon Christopher Tracy 1986-07-02
Movie Prince and the Revolution LIVE! 1985-03-29
Movie Purple Rain The Kid 1984-07-27
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18