15 Things To Remember About Prince!

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The music world's superstar Prince passed away just a short bit ago at his home in Minnesota. Having sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, Prince influenced thousands of musicians throughout his career. He was only 57...

1. Some of his nicknames were: Alexander Nevermind - The Purple One - Joey Coco - TAFKAP (The Artist Formerly Known As Prince)

2. A life full of success!

During his career, Prince has won 7 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Oscar!

3. Born to be a musician!

Prince wrote his first song, "Funk Machine" at the age of 7! His music combined rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop.

4. Acclaimed star!

The Rolling Stones named him the 27th Greatest Musician of All Time!

5. Only Prince and The Beatles had the No.1 album, single and movie title in the United States with Purple Rain and When Doves Cry.

6. Even though there were numerous directors named, he was the one directing all his videos!

7. Pat Smear of Nirvana and The Foo Fighters was an extra in the Raspberry Beret video, because Prince liked his dreadlocks back then!

8. In 2007, he sued YouTube and eBay because they...

"...are clearly able to filter porn and pedophile material, but appear to choose not to filter out the unauthorized music and film content, which is core to their business success."

9. A lover of superstars!

These big names include, Kim Basinger, Madonna, Vanity, Sheila E., Carmen Electra, Susanna Hoffs, and Susan Moonsie of Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6.

10. Secret messages!

In his video for “Alphabet Street” this message appears on the screen momentarily before the first chorus: “Don’t buy the Black Album. I’m sorry.”

11. Prince has over 35 studio albums!

From 1978 to 2015!

12. He played guitar on Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” but was not officially credited.

13. Michael Jackson's "Bad" originally meant to be a duet with Prince but he said he didn't feel comfortable with its lyrics.

14. He never allowed journalists to record his voice for interviews and disapproved their note taking...

15. And yes, Prince is his REAL NAME!

Prince Rogers Nelson...May he rest in peace!

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