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Prince Rogers Nelson  (born June 7, 1958), better known as simply Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He has been known under the unpronounceable symbol, which he used between 1993 and 2000. During that period he was frequently referred to in the media as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince", often abbreviated to "TAFKAP", or simply "The Artist". Prince has so far produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career, to date. Prince founded his own recording studio and label; writing, self-producing and playing most, or all, of the instruments on his recordings. In addition, Prince has been a "talent promoter" for the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, The Time and Vanity 6, and has written songs for these artists and others (including Chaka Khan, The Bangles, and Sinéad O'Connor). Prince also had several hundred unreleased songs in his "vault". He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year he was eligible. Rolling Stone has ranked Prince #27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Prince's music has been influenced by rock, R&B, soul, funk, rap, blues, New Wave, electronica, disco, psychedelia, folk, jazz, and pop. His artistic influences included Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Duke Ellington, Curtis Mayfield, and Stevie Wonder. Prince pioneered the "Minneapolis sound", a hybrid mixture of funk, rock, pop, R&B and New Wave that has influenced many other musicians. Prince had a wide vocal range and is known for his flamboyant stage presence and costumes. He died at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, near Minneapolis, after suffering flu-like symptoms for several weeks. Description above from the Wikipedia article Prince, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Jun 7, 1958 In Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Western Mail 1942-02-13
Latest Project:
Movie The Prince Story: Icon, Genius... Slave 2017-04-16
Known For
Poster of New Girl
Poster of Prince: Montreux Like Jazz
Poster of American Idol
Poster of Prince and the Revolution: The Homecoming
Movie The Prince Story: Icon, Genius... Slave Himself (archive footage) 2017-04-16
Movie Mavis! Himself (archive footage) 2015-03-15
Movie Slave Trade: How Prince Remade the Music Business Himself (archive footage) 2014-07-08
Movie Manasunu Maaya Seyake Shiva 2014-12-31
Movie Prince - 3 Nights, 3 Shows 2013-07-13
Movie Prince: Budapest 2011-08-09
Movie Prince: A Purple Reign Himself (archive footage) 2011-11-25
Series New Girl Himself 2011-09-20
Movie Prince : Welcome 2 America - MSG New York 2010-12-29
Movie Prince: Club Nokia 2009-03-28
Movie Prince: Montreux Like Jazz 2009-07-18
Movie Prince: Montreux Jazz Festival (Late Show) 2009-07-18
Movie Prince: Montreux Jazz Festival (Early Show) 2009-07-18
Movie Prince: 21 Nights in London 2008-06-07
Movie Prince: Musicology (Live In Los Angeles) 2004-03-29
Movie Life O The Party: On the Road with Prince and the New Power Generation 2004-12-31
Movie Prince: Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas 2003-08-19
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Prince: Rave un2 the Year 2000 2000-06-05
Movie Prince: Beautiful Strange 1998-08-28
Series Muppets Tonight Unknown 1996-03-08
Movie Prince and the N.P.G. Present... 3 Chains o' Gold 1994-08-16
Movie Prince: The Beautiful Experience 1994-02-12
Movie Prince: The Sacrifice Of Victor 1994-09-08
Movie Prince: The Undertaker 1993-06-14
Movie Prince: The Hits Collection 1993-12-14
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Prince and the New Power Generation: Sexy MF 1992-06-16
Movie Prince: The Ryde Dyvine 1992-12-19
Movie Prince and the N.P.G.: Diamonds and Pearls Video Collection 1992-10-06
Movie Prince and the New Power Generation: Gett Off 1991-09-10
Movie Graffiti Bridge The Kid 1990-11-02
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989-09-24
Movie Prince: Lovesexy Live 1988-09-09
Movie Prince: 4 Those Of U On Valium 1987-03-21
Movie Sign 'o' The Times 1987-11-20
Movie Sheila E.: Live Romance 1600 1986-03-08
Movie Prince and the Revolution: Parade LIVE 1986-06-07
Movie Under the Cherry Moon Christopher Tracy 1986-07-02
Movie Prince and the Revolution: Live in Atlanta 1985-01-04
Movie Prince and the Revolution LIVE! 1985-03-29
Movie Purple Rain The Kid 1984-07-27
Movie Prince and the Revolution: The Homecoming 1983-03-15
Movie Prince and the Revolution: The Makings Of Rain 1983-08-03
Movie Prince: Capitol Theatre 1982-01-30
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Western Mail Prince, Tom's Horse 1942-02-13
Movie Arizona Round-Up Tom's Horse 1942-06-03