Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor, and filmmaker. A guitar virtuoso known for his genre-crossing work, wide-ranging singing voice and flamboyant stage appearances, Prince is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time. His innovative music integrated a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. Prince pioneered the late 1970s Minneapolis sound, a funk rock subgenre drawing from synth-pop and new wave.
|Full name at birth||
Prince Rogers Nelson
|Claim to fame||
|Date of birth||
7 June 1958
|Place of birth||
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
|Date of death||
21 April 2016
57 (age at death)
|Place of death||
Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA
|Cause of death||
Accidental fentanyl overdose
Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Carver County, Minnesota, USA
Singer • songwriter • multi-instrumentalist • musician • record producer • actor • filmmaker
5' 3½" (161 cm)
Minneapolis Central High School
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