Prince

Prince

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Prince

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.

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Prince was born on 7 June 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. His full name at birth was Prince Rogers Nelson. He was best known as a musician. He died on 21 April 2016 in Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA at the age of 57. He is buried at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Carver County, Minnesota, USA. He attended high school at Minneapolis Central High School. His religion is listed as Jahovah's Witness. He was 5' 3½" (161 cm) tall with a slim build. He had light brown eyes and black hair (color). His net worth was reported to be $300,000,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign was Gemini.
Full name at birth
Prince Rogers Nelson
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Claim to fame
Purple Rain
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Date of birth
7 June 1958
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Place of birth
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Date of death
21 April 2016
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Age
57 (age at death)
Place of death
Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA
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Cause of death
Accidental fentanyl overdose
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Resting place
Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Carver County, Minnesota, USA
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Occupation
Singer • songwriter • multi-instrumentalist • musician • record producer • actor • filmmaker
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5' 3½" (161 cm)
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  • Big Curly Hair.
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Net worth
$300,000,000 USD
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High school
Minneapolis Central High School
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"Why does there have to be a soundcheck? I don`t have a songcheck. You don`t have a clothescheck."
  • Prince was named after his father`s stage name Prince Rogers
  • Winner of the 1993 Brit Award for International Solo Artist.
  • Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Awards for International Act and Soundtrack for "Purple Rain" in 1985.
  • Thrilled his hometown fans by performing three shows over twelve hours, only stopping when police shut him down. The Minneapolis native first performed at a department store to promote his new cologne, cramming nine songs into a 45-minute set. He then played that night at the Target Center arena. He capped the night with a return to First Avenue, the club he made famous in the movie Purple Rain (1984). Minnesota's governor and the Minneapolis mayor issued proclamations honoring Prince, and fans flew in from all over the country to see the performer. After the Target Center, Prince waited until nearly 2:45 a.m. before starting the First Avenue show, the first time he had played at the club since 1987. The city lets music play until 4 a.m. He was 15 songs and 70 minutes into a 24-song set when he announced from the stage: "The authorities say we gotta go. We always listen to the authorities. I promise I'll be back." (7 July 2007).
  • Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture. [14 November 2006].

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