Prince

Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Considered one of rock music's royalty, Prince captivated millions with his multitude of talents, unique artistry, and eccentric behavior. His decades-long career began in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN, where the ... Read more »
Born: 06/06/1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Music (62)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 (Movie)

("Nothing Compares 2 U") (Song)

2007 NCLR Alma Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Performer

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

("Nasty Girl") (Song)

License to Wed 2007 (Movie)

("Pray") (Song)

P.S. I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("Gett Off") (Song)

Rush Hour 3 2007 (Movie)

("Do Me, Baby") (Song Performer)

Rush Hour 3 2007 (Movie)

("Do Me, Baby") (Song)

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer

American Idol 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Performer

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Kiss") (Song)

Are We There Yet? 2005 (Movie)

("I Wanna Be Your Lover") (Song Performer)

Head of State 2003 (Movie)

("'03 Bonnie & Clyde") (Song)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

("2045 Radical Man") (Song Performer)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Karaoke Verite 1998 (Movie)

("Sexy MF" "Kiss") (Song Performer)

Karaoke Verite 1998 (Movie)

songs("Nothing Compares 2 U" "Sexy MF" "Kiss") (Song)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

("She's Always in My Hair") (Song)

Girl 6 1996 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Billboards: Prince at the Joffrey 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Music

Fox on Ice 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song Performer

PCU 1994 (Movie)

("Erotic City") (Song)

Innocent Blood 1992 (Movie)

("Gett Off") (Song)

Miles and Friends 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

("Gett Off") (Song)

The Sunset Gang 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

Graffiti Bridge 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

("Kiss") (Song Performer)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Without You I'm Nothing 1990 (Movie)

("Little Red Corvette") (Song Performer)

Without You I'm Nothing 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Batman 1989 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Batman 1989 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Bright Lights, Big City 1988 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Bright Lights, Big City 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Sign o' the Times 1987 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Sign o' the Times 1987 (Movie)

song mixer (Song)

Sign o' the Times 1987 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Sign o' the Times 1987 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Sign o' the Times 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Band of the Hand 1986 (Movie)

("Let's Go Crazy") (Song)

Fire With Fire 1986 (Movie)

("Computer Blue") (Song Performer)

Fire With Fire 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Under the Cherry Moon 1986 (Movie)

songs("Christopher Tracy's Parade" "Under the Cherry Moon") (Song)

Under the Cherry Moon 1986 (Movie)

(Performer)

Under the Cherry Moon 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

("A Love Bizarre") (Song)

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

("A Love Bizarre") (Music Arranger)

The Slugger's Wife 1985 (Movie)

("Little Red Corvette") (Song)

Weird Science 1985 (Movie)

("Private Joy") (Song)

Protocol 1984 (Movie)

("I Feel For You") (Song)

Purple Rain 1984 (Movie)

("Take Me With You") ("The Beautiful Ones") ("God (Love Theme From Purple Rain)") ("When Doves Cry") ("Father's Song") ("Darling Nikki") (Song Performer)

Purple Rain 1984 (Movie)

songs("Let's Go Crazy" "Take Me With You" "The Beautiful Ones" "When Doves Cry" "Computer Blue" "Darling Nikki" "Purple Rain" "I Would Die 4 U" "Baby I'm a Star") (Song)

Purple Rain 1984 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Purple Rain 1984 (Movie)

("God (Love Theme From Purple Rain)") (Music)

Cheech & Chong's Still Smokin' 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

Cheech & Chong's Still Smokin' 1983 (Movie)

("Delirious") (Song Performer)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

("DMSR") (Song Performer)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

Summer Lovers 1982 (Movie)

("Sexy Dancer" "Sexuality") (Song Performer)

Summer Lovers 1982 (Movie)

(Song)

If These Walls Could Talk (TV Show)

Song
Actor (46)

New Girl 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

BET Awards '10 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Prince: The Art of Musicology 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

14th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Rave Un2 the Year 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

GQ Men of the Year Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Essence Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

4th Annual VH1 Honors 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Essence Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th NAACP Image Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The BRIT Awards '97 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 BRIT Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Halloween Jam II at Universal Studios 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 Miss Universe Pageant 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 World Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Sarafina! 1992 (Movie)

Jaeger (Actor)

The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Graffiti Bridge 1990 (Movie)

The Kid (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Minneapolis Sound 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Sign o' the Times 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Under the Cherry Moon 1986 (Movie)

Christopher Tracy (Actor)

Purple Rain 1984 (Movie)

The Kid (Actor)
Director (3)

Graffiti Bridge 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Sign o' the Times 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Under the Cherry Moon 1986 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Graffiti Bridge 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sign o' the Times 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Art Department (1)

Nelly's Bodega 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Art Department

Biography

Considered one of rock music's royalty, Prince captivated millions with his multitude of talents, unique artistry, and eccentric behavior. His decades-long career began in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN, where the artist crafted his genre-bending musical style that incorporated funk, soul, R&B, rock, and pop. Beginning with his 1979 self-titled debut, Prince rivaled the success of Michael Jackson and Madonna in the 1980s with groundbreaking albums such as 1999 (1982) and Purple Rain (1984). The latter spawned a cavalcade of pop anthems like "Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," as well as an extremely profitable film of the same name, released in 1984, which starred the singer. A gifted songwriter, Prince often used sexually suggestive lyrics for his own provocative tracks and for other artists. From his androgynous stage costumes, to his shy offstage persona, to dating some of the world's most beautiful women, Prince's theatrical and envelope-pushing behavior made headlines, but none more so than when he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol in 1993. After an embittered legal and creative battle with his longtime record label Warner Bros., Prince took full control of his career and reemerged as a successful businessman, producer, and concert artist. In 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a testament to his contributions to music as one of the greatest artists of all time.

Relationships

Vanity Actor

Companion
Met at 1982 American Music Awards No longer together

Hayward Baker

Step-Father

Omarr Baker

Half-Brother

Kim Basinger Actor

Companion
Met when he sang title song for "Batman" (1989), in which she co-starred No longer together

Troy Beyer Actor

Companion
Romantically linked in 1990s No longer together

Carmen Electra Actor

Companion
Dated in early 1990s No longer together

Mayte Garcia Actor

Wife
Married Feb. 14, 1996 Announced plans to have marriage annulled December 1998; as of late 1999, they remained a couple but she lived in Spain and he in Minnesota Divorce finalized May 2000

Nona Gaye Actor

Companion
Dated for three years c.1993 No longer together

John Nelson

Father
Formed jazz group Prince Rogers Trio Divorced Mattie Shaw when son was 10 years old Died Aug. 25, 2001 at age 85

Tyka Nelson

Sister
Born c. 1960

Mattie Shaw

Mother
Sang with jazz group Prince Rogers Trio Divorced John L. Nelson when son was 10 years old Died Feb. 15, 2002 at age 68

Manuela Testolini

Wife
Reportedly married in a Jehovah's Witness ceremony in Hawaii Dec. 31, 2001 Divorced 2006

Bria Valente

Companion
Began dating 2007

Milestones

2009

Released his sixth studio album, LOtUSFLOW3R, a triple album set, which contains CD of the same name, along with MPLSoUND and Elixer, the debut album of Prince protegee Bria Valente

2009

Launched the website, "LotusFlow3r.com," streaming some of his newly released material

2009

Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song, "Dreamer" off the album, LOtUSFLOW3R

2008

Released a live album entitled, Indigo Nights, as well as "21 Nights," an accompanying book of poems, lyrics and photos

2007

Offered copies of his new album Planet Earth in the July 15, 2007 issue of The Mail on Sunday, making it the first place in the world to get the album; this sparked controversy among music distributors; earned a Grammy nomination

2006

Released his latest album, 3121; earned 5 Grammy nominations, including Best R&B Album

2006

Wrote and performed "Song of the Heart," for the animated film "Happy Feet"; earned a Grammy nomination

2006

Performed in Las Vegas at the Rio Hotel's 3121 Jazz Club, named after Prince's latest album 3121

2004

Signed with Columbia and released Musicology under his re-adopted name of Prince; copies of the album were included with the price of tickets to his 2004 sold-out tour; received five Grammy Nominations

2001

Converted to the Jehovah's Witness faith, and released the religious album The Rainbow Children over the Internet

1999

Signed with Arista, his first major record label deal in more than 10 years

1999

Prince issued the remix collection 1999 (The New Master) with the end-of-the-millennium approaching

1996

Started own label, NPG (distributed by EMI), which released the three-disc Emancipation

1995

Released his final two albums under the Warner Bros. label "The Gold Experience and Chaos & Disorder

1994

After becoming embroiled in contract disagreements with Warner Bros., Prince independently released the single "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"; the song became his biggest hit in years

1993

Legally changed his name to the joined symbol of male and female

1991

Formed the New Power Generation; released their first album together, Diamonds and Pearls

1990

Paisley Park Films produced first project, "Graffiti Bridge" at Paisley Park

1990

Established Paisley Park Films, an independent motion-picture production company and entertainment complex

1989

Composed and performed songs for feature, "Batman"

1987

Founded own record label, Paisley Park Records in Minneapolis

1984

Released Purple Rain, which sold over ten million copies in the US and spent 24 weeks at number one

1984

Feature acting debut (also composer, song performer), "Purple Rain"

1982

Relased fifth album 1999, which became a hit, selling over three million copies

1980

Release third album Dirty Mind

1978

Signed contract with Warner Bros.; Released first album at age 19 For You

Taught himself to play piano at age seven; by age 12 had mastered over 20 instruments

Moved to New York to sell demo tape; returned to Minneapolis MN when he wouldn't surrender full control of music to record labels

Bonus Trivia

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Prince has also written songs for other recording artists, including Sheena Easton and Sheila E., under the pseudonym of Alexander Nevermind.

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His Web site is located at www.180newfunk.com

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On April 27, 2009, Prince revealed that he was born epileptic in an interview with PBS's Tavis Smiley. "I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had."

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