Prince – Prince Biography

, son of Mattie Shaw a jazz singer and John L. Nelson, lyricist and pianist.

In 1976, already with the artistic name of Prince, the young singer released a couple of songs with which he was quite successful, and for the following year at the age of 19, he began negotiations with Warner Records to record.

Prince he would instantly become Warner’s youngest producer.

The 1978 comes out “For you”, An album in which he played 23 instruments, a really R & B album. Already in those years that mysterious and sexual musician began to become, whose myth would bring him so many followers.

I wanna be your lover”Was the key theme of his second album, with which he captured an endless number of new audiences.
With the third album “Dirty mind”, The mystical singer faces his musical search, the ballad of the new wave ran through his guitar.

In 1982 he released the mythical album “1999”, With which he hit the market like never before, MTV described it as the great success of Prince, and so it was (let’s remember “Little Red Corvete”), Minneapolis belonged to him.

Pulpe rain”, The film where his life and his movement between different bands are portrayed, place him on the podium of the stars of the United States.

With the singles “Purple rain” Y “Let’s go crazy”, He got 2 Grammys and wonderfully, as if touched by a magic wand, the Oscar for best soundtrack.

In 1990 he released a sequel to “Purple rain” call Graffiti Bridge, along with the homonymous soundtrack. The film did very poorly at the box office and was nominated for several Razzie Awards. Many people saw the soundtrack album as the highlight of the movie.

In 1991, Prince he started a new band called The New Power Generation; with this band he would release singles such as “Diamond and pearls“,”Cream“, Y “Gett off“. Over time, Prince changed his stage name to a symbol, prompting people to call him, “The artist formerly known as Prince“. Prince he soon returned to his stage name.
In the 1990s, he continued to release singles such as “Came“,”The Gold Experience“,”Chaos And Disorder“, Y “Emancipation“.
Already in the new millennium, the artist released new material such as a religious album called “The Rainbow Children“, and others like”One Nite Alone“,”The Chocolate Invasion” Y “The Slaughter House“In 2005 he had a collaboration with Stevie Wonder on the latter’s single”What the fuss“.

In all of his career years, his name has been on the Billboard charts nearly 30 times and he has 18 award-winning albums. In 2004 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Prince died on April 21, 2016 in Chanhassen, Minnesota, at his Paisley Park recording studio. He was 57 years old.


Discography :

For You (1978)
Prince (1979)
Dirty Mind (1980)
Controversy (1981)
1999 (1982)
Purple Rain (1984)
Around the World in a Day (1985)
Parade (1986)
Sign o ‘the Times (1987)
Lovesexy (1988)
Batman (1989)
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Diamonds and Pearls (1991)
Love Symbol Album (1992)
Eat (1994)
The Black Album (1994)
The Gold Experience (1995)
Chaos and Disorder (1996)
Emancipation (1996)
Crystal Ball (1998)
The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale (1999)
Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic (1999)
Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic (2000)
The Rainbow Children (2001)
One Nite Alone … (2002)
C-Note (2003)
Xpectation (2003)
NEWS (2003)
Musicology (2004)
3121 (2006)
Planet Earth (2007)
Lotusflow3r / MPLSound (2009)
20Ten (2010)