Prince became known for releasing over thirty Top Forty single hits and gained fame as an international sex symbol.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Genres – Funk rock R&B pop soul
Instruments – Vocals guitar
Labels – Warner Bros. Paisley Park NPG EMI Columbia Arista Universal
The singer’s full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, and he was born in Minneapolis on June 7, 1958. He was the son of jazz singer Mattie Della and pianist and songwriter John Lewis Nelson. All four of his grandparents came from Louisiana.
While he had enjoyed modest crossover success earlier, the 1982 release of his album 1999 made Prince a star in the pop world, fueled by the singles “1999” and “Little Red Corvette” and his exposure on MTV. The title track finds Prince employing a synthesizer-heavy backdrop, driven hard by a strong beat in the drums.