Released the album HITnRUN Phase One via Tidal
Released a song entitled "Baltimore" in tribute to Freddie Gray and in support of protesters in Baltimore
Embarked on the Live Out Loud Tour with the backing band 3rdeyegirl
Premiered the song "Cause and Effect" on Minneapolis-area public radio station 89.3 The Current, as a gesture in support of independent radio
Released his album 20Ten without making it available in a digital format; also closed down his website
Launched the website, "LotusFlow3r.com," streaming some of his newly released material
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song, "Dreamer" off the album, LOtUSFLOW3R
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
Released a live album entitled, Indigo Nights, as well as 21 Nights, an accompanying book of poems, lyrics and photos
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, sparking controversy among music distributors even as the album earned a Grammy nominatio
Wrote and performed "Song of the Heart," for the animated film "Happy Feet"; earned a Grammy nomination
Performed in Las Vegas at the Rio Hotel's 3121 Jazz Club, named after Prince's latest album 3121
Released his latest album, 3121; earned 5 Grammy nominations, including Best R&B Album
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
Converted to the Jehovah's Witness faith, and released the religious album The Rainbow Children over the Internet
Prince issued the remix collection 1999 (The New Master) with the end-of-the-millennium approaching
Signed with Arista, his first major record label deal in more than 10 years
Started own label, NPG (distributed by EMI), which released the three-disc Emancipation
Released his final two albums under the Warner Bros. label The Gold Experience and Chaos & Disorder
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
Legally changed his name from Prince to a symbol joining the symbols for male and female which he dubbed "The Love Symbol," and was verbally referred to as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince."
Formed the New Power Generation; released their first album together, Diamonds and Pearls
Established Paisley Park Films, an independent motion-picture production company and entertainment complex
Paisley Park Films produced first project, "Graffiti Bridge" at Paisley Park
Composed and performed songs for feature, "Batman"
Founded own record label, Paisley Park Records in Minneapolis
Released Purple Rain, which sold over ten million copies in the US and spent 24 weeks at number one
Made his feature acting debut in, addition to composing and performing the theme for the film, "Purple Rain"
Relased fifth album 1999, which became a hit, selling over three million copies
Release third album Dirty Mind
Signed contract with Warner Bros.; Released first album at age 19 For You
Known for such albums as "Musicology"
All four of his grandparents were from Louisiana.
Taught himself to play piano at age seven; by age 12 had mastered over 20 instruments.
Joined his cousin Charles Smith and friend Andre Anderson in a band called Grand Central while they were attending Minneapolis's Central High School.
Moved to New York to sell a demo tape after high school, but returned to Minneapolis when he wouldn't surrender full control of music to record labels.
Has written songs for several other recording artists, including Sheena Easton, The Bangles, Cyndi Lauper, and Sheila E., often under the pseudonym of Alexander Nevermind.
"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." - from an interview with PBS's Tavis Smiley, April 27, 2009
"Music is my life. It's my trade. If I can't get it out of my head I can't function. Someone told me they saw me at my peak, but how do they know when my peak is? I think I'm improving all the time. When I listen to my old records I'm ashamed of how I played then." - from The Daily Mirror, July 5, 2010