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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 -- Overprescribing Drugs ... Focus of Criminal Investigation

Prince
Overprescribing Drugs Focus of Criminal Investigation

Authorities in Minnesota have made the overprescribing practices of Prince's doctors the focus of their investigation ... sources connected with the case tell TMZ. We're told the criminal probe… READ MORE >

Prince -- 911 Caller May Have Big Criminal Issues

Prince
911 Caller May Have Big Criminal Issues

The man who called 911 in Prince's death could face criminal prosecution if he was expecting to get paid for helping the singer ... and it all comes down to the pills in his backpack. The lawyer… READ MORE >

- 11 hours ago
Paul McCartney -- Let's Go Crazy-ish on Prince's Turf (VIDEO)

Paul McCartney
Let's Go Crazy-ish On Prince's Turf

Paul McCartney stopped short of punching a higher floor when he paid homage to Prince during a concert in Minneapolis Wednesday night. Sir Paul was playing the Target Center when he launched into… READ MORE >

- 5 hours ago
Prince -- DEA Investigating ... Drugs Front and Center

Prince
DEA Investigating Drugs Front and Center

The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration is now involved in the death investigation of Prince, and our law enforcement sources say drugs are the focal point of the criminal probe. Our sources… READ MORE >

- 22 hours ago
'Sisters in Law' Star Rhonda Wills -- Prince's Death Could Change Laws (VIDEO)

'Sisters in Law' Star
Prince's Death Could Change Laws

Prince's death is creating a unique issue for Minnesota lawmakers ... in the eyes of a prominent attorney with a reality TV show.  Rhonda Wills, one of the attorneys from "Sisters In Law" on… READ MORE >

- 21 hours ago
Prince -- Addiction Specialist Had Pills in Backpack

Prince
Addiction Specialist Had Pills in Backpack

The addiction specialist who was at Prince's house the day he died brought a backpack containing a synthetic opiate ... and his criminal defense lawyer now insists he should not be prosecuted.… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Prince -- Scheduled to Meet with Addiction Dr. Day After Death

Prince
Scheduled to Meet with Addiction Dr. Day After Death

Prince was supposed to meet with a doctor specializing in addiction treatment the day after he died ... to deal with a "grave medical condition." Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a national authority on… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Afeni Shakur -- Smarter Than Prince ... Tupac's Money and Music Protected

Afeni Shakur
Smarter Than Prince ... Tupac's Money and Music Protected

Tupac's mother guarded his music and financial legacy in life, and TMZ has learned Afeni Shakur took extraordinary steps to do the same in death. Afeni had set up a trust to control all of Tupac's… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Prince -- Minneapolis FD Adds 'Save Shot' After Singer's Death

Prince
Minneapolis FD Adds 'Save Shot' After Singer's Death

The Minneapolis Fire Dept. just made a big change ... a life-saving drug for people who OD is now part of its emergency toolbox ... just weeks after Prince's death. The brass says NARCAN has… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Prince -- Emergency Call to Home Over Cocaine Use

Prince
Emergency Call to Home Over Cocaine Use

Someone made an urgent call to the Carver County Sheriff's Dept. asking for help, because "the caller is concerned about Prince's cocaine habits." The call came in June 20, 2011 ... this according… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago

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