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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 -- Rallies Baltimore ... 'It's Gonna Be All Right!' (VIDEO)

Prince
Rallies Baltimore 'It's Gonna Be All Right!'

Prince bestowed words of hope Sunday on the city of Baltimore during his "Rally 4 Peace" show ... imploring the 14,000 fans to help fix the system. People turning out… READ MORE >

Prince Sued For Allegedly Poaching 'Voice' Contestant

Prince
Sued for Allegedly Poaching 'Voice' Contestant

Prince shamelessly stole a recording artist away from the producer who discovered Lady Gaga ... and her company is now going after The Purple One in court ... this according to legal docs filed by… READ MORE >

- 154 days ago
Prince -- Basketball Career Plagued by Height and Turnovers

Prince
Basketball Career Plagued By Height and Turnovers

A lack of height and an abundance of turnovers ... that's what ultimately led to Prince becoming a musician and not an NBA player ... so says his junior high school coach.   Prince is a… READ MORE >

- 177 days ago
Instagram Hottie Abigail Ratchford -- My 'Fifty Shades' Striptease ... Got 86'd By Prince

Abigail Ratchford
My 'Fifty Shades' Striptease Got 86'd By Prince

The world is so cold and unfair, and Prince made it that way ... by forcing model Abigail Ratchford to remove her nearly naked Valentine's striptease from Instagram.  Ratchford… READ MORE >

- 196 days ago
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 >

- 269 days ago
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 >

- 365 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 >

- 452 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 >

- 529 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 >

- 577 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 >

- 741 days ago

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