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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »


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

Music video: Directed his video "Raspberry Beret". See more »

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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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Alternate Names:

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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I've got more hits than Madonna's got kids. See more »


During the filming of Purple Rain (1984), he was told one day by director Albert Magnoli that the film needed a montage song that dealt heavily on emotions. Prince responded with two songs the very next morning, written, produced and recorded. One of the songs was the smash hit "When Doves Cry". See more »


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


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