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Prince

Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson; June 7, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. He established his own recording studio and label; writing, self-producing and playing most, or all, of the instruments on his recordings. In addition, he has been a "talent promoter" for the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, The Time and Vanity 6, and his songs have been recorded by these artists and others (including Chaka Khan, The Bangles, Sinéad O'Connor, and even Kim Basinger). He also has several hundred unreleased songs in his "vault". Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince developed an interest in music at an early age, writing his first song at age seven. After recording songs with his cousin's band 94 East, seventeen-year-old Prince recorded several unsuccessful demo tapes before releasing his debut album, For You, in 1978. His 1979 album, Prince, went platinum due to the success of the singles "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?" and "I Wanna Be Your Lover". His next three records, Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982) continued his success, showcasing Prince's trademark

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Prince -- Coolest, Tiniest Stage Crasher Ever

Prince
Coolest, Tiniest Stage Crash Ever!

If you try jumping on stage to play with the house band, you'd probably get booted off stage ... but when you're Prince  ... you get a pass. Here's what went down -- Prince was in the crowd… READ MORE >

Mariah Carey and Adele -- Top Colosseum Wish List as Celine Dion Bows Out

Mariah & Adele
Top Colosseum Wish List As Celine Bows Out

Mariah Carey could pull a Britney Spears by taking her kids to Vegas and pulling down a huge paycheck to do shows there -- as Caesars Palace eyes huge new names to put on it's… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
Prince Hits Up French Open -- Is That a Scepter or a Pimp Cane?

Prince Hits Up French Open
Is That a Scepter ... or a Pimp Cane?

Scepter -- noun -- a rod or wand borne in the hand as an emblem of regal or imperial power.Pimp Cane -- noun -- 1) An essential tool to the hardcore pimp, while a mere prop for softcore… READ MORE >

- 199 days ago
M.I.A. to NFL -- My Middle Finger Was Tame ... Compared to Prince's Penis Guitar

M.I.A. to NFL
My Middle Finger Was Tame Compared to Prince's Penis Guitar

M.I.A. says the NFL is overreacting big time in their legal war over the middle finger she flipped during the 2012 Super Bowl Halftime show ... and the proof is in Prince's giant penis… READ MORE >

- 276 days ago
Prince -- DROPS $22 Million Lawsuit ... Against Alleged Music Bootleggers

Prince
DROPS $22 Million Lawsuit Against Alleged Music Bootleggers [Update]

Call him the artist formerly known as "Plaintiff" ... 'cause TMZ has learned Prince has officially DROPPED his $22 MILLION lawsuit against 22 "bootleggers" who allegedly posted footage of his… READ MORE >

- 324 days ago
Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge

Kendrick Lamar called mainstream rap on the carpet this week ... and it's clearly pissed off Diddy and his cohorts.  Meanwhile more professional athletes are coming out of the closet. … READ MORE >

- 489 days ago
Prince Joins Twitter -- Immediately Posts Photo of Salad

Prince
Finally Joins Twitter Immediately Posts Photo of Salad

After a lifetime of shying from social media, Prince has FINALLY joined the Twitterverse ... and instantly became "that guy" who posts photos of his food.Dammit Prince. The singer fired off his… READ MORE >

- 491 days ago
Prince -- Could Be Called to Testify in Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Prince
Could Be Called to Testify in MJ Wrongful Death Suit

Prince and Michael Jackson never worked together in their illustrious careers ... until now ... because TMZ has learned Katherine Jackson intends to call Prince as a witness in her wrongful death… READ MORE >

- 627 days ago
Weird Al Yankovic -- Prince Has NO Sense of Humor

Weird Al Yankovic:
Prince Has No Sense of Humor

It's the question Weird Al Yankovic fans have been asking for years -- Why won't Prince let him spoof any of his songs??Well, now Weird Al is finally shedding some light on the topic ... saying… READ MORE >

- 666 days ago
'Foster the People' Singer -- KICKED OUT of Prince Concert

'Foster the People' Singer
KICKED OUT of Prince Concert

Prince DOES NOT mess around when it comes to cell phones at his private shows ... and had the lead singer of Foster the People KICKED OUT last night when he violated the rule. TMZ was shooting… READ MORE >

- 783 days ago

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