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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 -- No Free Rides for Wannabe Relatives ... If Estate Gets Its Way

Prince
No Free Rides for Wannabe Family ... If Estate Gets Its Way

All the so-called "long lost" relatives of Prince should have to pay to prove they're truly the singer's blood ... according to the bank running his estate. TMZ obtained docs filed by Bremer Trust… READ MORE >

Prince -- Church Memorial Underway ... Without Singer's Remains

Prince
Church Memorial Underway Without Singer's Remains

5:30 PM PT -- Services have concluded and everyone is leaving. We're told during the ceremony, members of Prince's congregation, as well as personal friends, shared stories of Prince and religion.… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
Prince -- Death Triggers Opiate Rx Reform

Prince
Death Triggers Opiate Rx Reform

Prince's death has gotten the attention of the agency that regulates Minnesota doctors and they just made it clear ... they will no longer tolerate opiate abuse in the state.  TMZ was present… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Prince's Sister -- Hints at Rift with Church ... His Remains Won't Be at Service

Prince's Sister
Hints at Rift with Church His Remains Won't Be at Service

Prince's sister wants to make one thing clear ... she, nor anyone in Prince's family is connected to Sunday's memorial planned by his church -- and the family won't be participating. Tyka Nelson… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Prince -- L.A. Memorial for Friends and Family

Prince
L.A. Memorial for Friends and Family

Prince's ex-wives and nearly a hundred close friends showed up in Bev Hills Wednesday for a memorial ... after being shut out of the tribute his family held days after the singer died. Manuela… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Prince -- Potential New Heir Out There ... If She Steps Up

Prince
Potential New Heir Out There ... If She Steps Up

Prince's fortune is about to be spread even thinner because he has a long-lost relative -- according to a lawyer for Prince's deceased half brother. The attorney filed documents, obtained by TMZ,… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Stevie Wonder -- We Can All Honor Prince by Having Lots of Sex! (VIDEO)

Stevie Wonder
We Can Honor Prince by Having Lots of Sex!

Stevie Wonder's got some advice for Prince fans trying to cope with his sudden death -- just do it. We asked Stevie, at LAX on Wednesday, about the doctor at the center of the Prince… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Prince -- Top Secret Memorial ... If You Make the Cut

Prince
Top Secret Memorial ... If You Make the Cut

A celebration for Prince is going down in Beverly Hills Wednesday night, but almost no one's heard about it ... unless you were a legit member of his inner circle. A source who was VERY close to… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Prince -- Culprit in 911 Call ... He Promised Me Half a Mil

Prince
Culprit in 911 Call He Promised Me Half a Mil

The floodgates have just opened ... a woman has filed a creditor's claim against Prince's estate, claiming the singer promised to richly reward her for providing the inspiration for one of his… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
Prince -- Operating Theory ... One Doctor, No Aliases

Prince
Operating Theory One Doctor, No Aliases

Prince got Percocet from one doctor, who always prescribed the drug under the singer's real name ... sources connected with the investigation tell TMZ. Our sources say ... so far there is no… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago

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