Prince

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Born June 7, 1958; died April 21, 2016
Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.

Prince developed an interest in music as a young child and wrote his first song at the age of seven. He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records at the age of 17. In 1993, while in a contractual dispute with Warner Bros., he changed his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol (left), also known as the “Love Symbol”, and began releasing new albums at a faster rate to remove himself from contractual obligations.

Prince had become addicted to pain medication and was ruled to have died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl.

20th Century Highlights

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January 7, 1983: 1999″ UK #25

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June, 1984: When Doves Cry” UK #4

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August 6, 1984: Purple Rain UK #7

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July 27, 1984 (US); August 31, 1984 (UK): Purple Rain

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September, 1984: “Purple Rain” UK #6

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January 12, 1985: “1999” “Little Red Corvette” UK #2

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February, 1985: “Let’s Go Crazy” “Take Me With U UK #7

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April 22, 1985: Around the World in a Day UK #5

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May 24, 1985: “Paisley Park” UK #18

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February 5, 1986: “Kiss” UK #6

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March 31, 1986: Parade UK #4

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August 4, 1986: “Girls & Boys” UK #11

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February 18, 1987: “Sign o’ the Times” UK #10

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March 30, 1987: Sign ‘o the Times UK #4

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May 6, 1987: “If I Was Your Girlfriend” UK #20

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August 3, 1987: “U Got the Look” UK #11

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April 23, 1988: “Alphabet St” UK #9

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May 10, 1988: Lovesexy UK #1

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June 8, 1989: “Batdance” UK #2

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June 20, 1989: Batman UK #1

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September 15, 1989: “Partyman” UK #14

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July 23, 1990: “Thieves in the Temple” UK #7

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August 21, 1990: Graffiti Bridge UK #1

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June 7, 1991: “Gett Off” UK #4

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October 1, 1991: Diamonds and Pearls UK #2

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September 9, 1991: “Cream” UK #15

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March 3, 1992: “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night” UK #19

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June 30, 1992: “Sexy MF” UK #4

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September 29, 1992: “My Name is Prince” UK #7

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October 13, 1992: Love Symbol UK #1

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September 10, 1993: The Hits/The B-Sides UK #4

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September 10, 1993: The Hits 1 UK #5

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September 10, 1993: The Hits 2 UK #5

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October, 1993: “Peach” UK #14

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December 11, 1993: “Controversy” UK #5

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February 24, 1994: “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” UK #1

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May 17, 1994: The Beautiful Experience (EP) UK #18

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August 16, 1994: Come UK #1

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February 18, 1995: Purple Rain (re-entry) UK #4

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September 12, 1995: “I Hate U” UK #20

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September 26, 1995: The Gold Experience UK #4

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November 30, 1995: “Gold” UK #10

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July 9, 1996: Chaos and Disorder UK #14

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January 9, 1999: “1999” (re-issue) UK #10
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