Prince, American musician, Died at 57

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Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, and died on April 21, 2016.

He was internationally known by his mononym Prince.

He was an American singer, songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, and actor.

Prince served as a major figure in popular music for over three decades, winning 7 Grammys in the process.

In 1982, he became an international superstar after his breakthrough album “1999.

He was renowned as an innovator and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range and was popularly regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound.

Prince’s style of music combined rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop.

The musician’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.

It was reported that he had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois.

Nonetheless, he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay.

His team told TMZ he was battling the flu.

Prince Rogers Nelson was married two times, first time to his backup dancer Mayte Garcia which lasted til 2000.

His next marriage was with Manuela Testolini, they divorced in 2006.

Prince Rogers Nelson was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and performed a legendary version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” to close the ceremony.

In 2007, he also performed at the Super Bowl, which went down as one of the greatest live performances of all time.

His music has sold over more than 100 million records during his career and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain in 1985.

Prince Rogers Nelson passed away at 57 yrs old.

 

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