Prince (I) (1958–2016)

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Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, which lead him to move back and forth. Prince had a ... See full bio »

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 2019 Prince: Holly Rock (Music Video)
 2015 Alessia Cara: Here (Music Video)
 2013 Prince: Breakfast Can Wait (Music Video)
 2012 Prince: Rock and Roll Love Affair (Music Video)
 2007 Prince 3121 Perfume (Short)
 2006 Prince: Black Sweat (Music Video)
 2006 The Artist's Way (TV Movie documentary)
 2005 Prince: Te Amo Corazón (Music Video)
 2004 Prince: Call My Name (Music Video)
 2004 Prince: Cinnamon Girl (Music Video)
 2004 Prince: Musicology (Music Video)
 1997 Dune: Nothing Compares 2 U (Music Video)
 1997 Prince: The Holy River (Music Video)
 1997 Ginuwine: When Doves Cry (Music Video)
 1996 Prince: Dinner with Delores (Music Video)
 1995 Prince: Gold (Music Video)
 1995 Prince: I Hate U (Music Video)
 1994 George Clinton: Erotic City (Music Video)
 1993 Monie Love: Born 2 B.R.E.E.D. (Music Video)
 1993 Prince: Peach (Music Video)
 1993 TLC: Get It Up (Music Video) (as Jamie Starr)
 1992 Prince: 7 (Music Video)
 1992 Prince: My Name Is Prince (Music Video)
 1991 Martika: Martika's Kitchen (Music Video)
 1991 Prince: Insatiable (Short)
 1991 Martika: Love... Thy Will Be Done (Music Video)
 1991 Tevin Campbell: Round and Round (Music Video)
 1990 MC Hammer: Pray (Music Video)
 1990 The Time: Chocolate (Music Video)
 1990 The Time: Jerk Out (Music Video)
 1989 Prince: Batdance (Music Video)
 1989 Prince: Scandalous (Music Video)
 1989 Patti LaBelle: Yo Mister (Music Video)
 1989 Prince: Partyman (Music Video)
 1989 Sheena Easton: 101 (Music Video) (as Joey Coco)
 1988 Prince: Alphabet St. (Music Video)
 1988 Prince: I Wish U Heaven (Music Video)
 1987 Prince: U Got the Look (Music Video) (uncredited)
 1987 Jill Jones: Mia Bocca (Music Video)
 1987 Sign 'o' the Times (Documentary)
 1987 Sheena Easton: Eternity (Music Video)
 1986 Prince: Anotherloverholenyohead (Music Video)
 1986 Prince: Kiss (Music Video)
 1986 Prince: Mountains (Music Video)
 1986 The Bangles: Manic Monday (Music Video) (music by)
 1985 Prince: America (Music Video)
 1985 Sheila E.: A Love Bizarre (Music Video)
 1984 Sheena Easton: Sugar Walls (Music Video) (as Alexander Nevermind)
 1984 Sheila E.: The Belle of St. Mark (Music Video)
 1984 Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life (Music Video)
 1984 Prince and the Revolution: Purple Rain (Music Video) (music by)
 1984 Chaka Khan: I Feel for You (Music Video)
 1984 The Time: Ice Cream Castles (Music Video) (as Jamie Starr)
 1984 Purple Rain (original songs composed by)
 1984 Prince and the Revolution: When Doves Cry (Music Video) (music by)
 1983 Prince: Little Red Corvette (Music Video)
 1983 Mitch Ryder: When You Were Mine (Music Video)
 1982 Vanity 6: Drive Me Wild (Music Video)
 1982 Vanity 6: Nasty Girl (Music Video)
 1982 Prince: 1999 (Music Video) (music by)
 1981 Prince: Controversy (Music Video)
 1981 The Time: Cool (Music Video) (as Jamie Starr)
 1980 Controversy, Prince (TV Mini Series)
 1980 Prince: Dirty Mind (Music Video)
 1979 Prince: I Wanna Be Your Lover (Music Video)
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4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 71 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 32 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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The Artist Formerly Known as Prince | The Artist | Camille | Joey Coco | The Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson | Prince Rogers Nelson | Alexander Nevermind | Paisley Park | Artist Formerly Known as Prince | The Starr Company | Jamie Starr | Symbol | Tora Tora


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We need to tell them that they keep trying to ram Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran down our throats and we don't like it no matter how many times they play it. See more »


Covers of two of his songs were so successful they actually surpassed the sales of the originals: The Art of Noise Feat. Tom Jones: Kiss (1988) and Sinéad O'Connor: Nothing Compares 2 U (1990). See more »


High pitched singing voice contrasting his baritone speaking voice See more »


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