57 (passed away Apr. 21st, 2016)
Jun. 7th, 1958
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Prince Rogers Nelson, known by the mononym Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
- Ranked #18 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
- During the filming of _Purple Rain (1984)_ (qv), he was told one day by director 'Albert Magnoli' (qv) 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".
- Prince's 2006 tour made him the most lucrative live performer of the year. His 69 city, 96 show tour took $87.4 million (£45.5 million), beating 'Céline Dion' (qv)'s Las Vegas residency, which came in second, taking $80.4 million (£41.8 million).
- In the late 1990s, he requested to be referred to as simply The Artist, since his initial intention when he changed his name to O(+> was to not be referred to as Prince. Unfortunately that was not going too well, considering everyone was calling him the Artist Formerly Known as Prince because the symbol has no pronunciation.
- Started the careers of 'Vanity (I)' (qv) and 'Carmen Electra' (qv) amongst others.
- During high school he was in a band called "Champagne" with his cousin 'Morris Day' (qv) and friend 'Andre Cymone' (qv).
- (7 June 1993) Changed his stage name to O(+>.
- Known for his colorful outfits and explicitly flaunting and expressing his strong sexuality during his performances, despite being a devout Christian.