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Prince

Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the '80s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock & roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk, and rock. Not only did he release a series of groundbreaking albums; he toured frequently, produced albums and wrote songs for many other artists, and recorded hundreds of songs that still lie unreleased in his vaults. With each album he released, Prince has shown remarkable stylistic growth and musical diversity, constantly experimenting with different sounds, textures, and genres. Occasionally, his music can be maddeningly inconsistent because of this eclecticism, but his experiments frequently succeed; no other contemporary artist can blend so many diverse styles into a cohesive whole.

Prince's first two albums were solid, if unremarkable, late-'70s funk-pop. With 1980's Dirty Mind, he recorded his first masterpiece, a one-man tour de force of sex and music; it was hard funk, catchy Beatlesque melodies, sweet soul ballads, and rocking guitar pop, all at once. The follow-up, Controversy, was more of the same, but 1999 was brilliant. The album was a monster hit, selling over three million copies, but it was nothing compared to 1984's Purple Rain.

Purple Rain made Prince a superstar; it eventually sold over ten million copies in the U.S. and spent 24 weeks at number one. Partially recorded with his touring band, the Revolution, the record featured the most pop-oriented music he has ever made. Instead of continuing in this accessible direction, he veered off into the bizarre psycho-psychedelia of Around the World in a Day, which nevertheless sold over two million copies. In 1986, he released the even stranger Parade, which was in its own way as ambitious and intricate as any art rock of the '60s; however, no art rock was ever grounded with a hit as brilliant as the spare funk of "Kiss."

By 1987, Prince's ambitions were growing by leaps and bounds, resulting in the sprawling masterpiece Sign 'O' the Times. Prince was set to release the hard funk of The Black Album by the end of the year, yet he withdrew it just before its release, deciding it was too dark and immoral. Instead, he released the confused Lovesexy in 1988, which was a commercial disaster. With the soundtrack to 1989's Batman he returned to the top of the charts, even if the album was essentially a recap of everything he had done before. The following year he released Graffiti Bridge (the sequel to Purple Rain), which turned out to be a considerable commercial disappointment.

In 1991, Prince formed the New Power Generation, the best and most versatile and talented band he has ever assembled. With their first album, Diamonds and Pearls, Prince reasserted his mastery of contemporary R&B; it was his biggest hit since 1985. The following year, he released his 12th album, which was titled with a cryptic symbol; in 1993, Prince legally changed his name to the symbol. In 1994, after becoming embroiled in contract disagreements with Warner Bros., he independently released the single "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," likely to illustrate what he would be capable of on his own; the song became his biggest hit in years. Later that summer, Warner released the somewhat halfhearted Come under the name of Prince; the record was a moderate success, going gold.

In November 1994, as part of a contractual obligation, Prince agreed to the official release of The Black Album. In early 1995, he immersed himself in another legal battle with Warner, proclaiming himself a slave and refusing to deliver his new record, The Gold Experience, for release. By the end of the summer, a fed-up Warner had negotiated a compromise that guaranteed the album's release, plus one final record for the label. The Gold Experience was issued in the fall; although it received good reviews and was following a smash single, it failed to catch fire commercially. In the summer of 1996, Prince released Chaos & Disorder, which freed him to become an independent artist. Setting up his own label, NPG (which was distributed by EMI), he resurfaced later that same year with the three-disc Emancipation, which was designed as a magnum opus that would spin off singles for several years and be supported with several tours.

However, even his devoted cult following needed considerable time to digest such an enormous compilation of songs. Once it was clear that Emancipation wasn't the commercial blockbuster he hoped it would be, Prince assembled a long-awaited collection of outtakes and unreleased material called Crystal Ball in 1998. With Crystal Ball, Prince discovered that it's much more difficult to get records to an audience than it seems; some fans who pre-ordered their copies through Prince's website (from which a bonus fifth disc was included) didn't receive them until months after the set began appearing in stores. Prince then released a new one-man album, New Power Soul, just three months after Crystal Ball; even though it was his most straightforward album since Diamonds and Pearls, it didn't do well on the charts, partly because many listeners didn't realize it had been released.

A year later, with "1999" predictably an end-of-the-millennium anthem, Prince issued the remix collection 1999 (The New Master). A collection of Warner Bros.-era leftovers, Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale, followed that summer, and in the fall Prince returned on Arista with the all-star Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic. In the fall of 2001 he released the controversial Rainbow Children, a jazz-infused circus of sound trumpeting his conversion to the Jehovah's Witnesses that left many longtime fans out in the cold. He further isolated himself with 2003's N.E.W.S., a four-song set of instrumental jams that sounded a lot more fun to play than to listen to. Prince rebounded in 2003 with the chart-topping Musicology, a return to form that found the artist back in the Top Ten, even garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2005.

In early 2006 he was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, performing two songs with a new protégée, R&B singer Tamar. A four-song appearance at the Brit Awards with Wendy, Lisa, and Sheila E. followed. Both appearances previewed tracks from 3121, which hit number one on the album charts soon after its release in March 2006. Planet Earth followed in 2007, featuring contributions from Wendy and Lisa. In the U.K., copies were cover-mounted on the July 15 edition of The Mail on Sunday, provoking Columbia -- the worldwide distributor for the release -- to refuse distribution throughout the U.K. In the U.S., the album was issued on July 24.

LotusFlow3r, a three-disc set, came in 2009, featuring a trio of distinct albums: LotusFlow3r itself (a guitar showcase), MPLSound (a throwback to his '80s funk output), and Elixer (a smooth contemporary R&B album featuring the breathy vocals of Bria Valente). Despite only being available online and through one big-box retailer, the set debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. A year later, another throwback-flavored effort, 20Ten, became his second U.K. newspaper giveaway. No official online edition of the album was made available. From mid-2010 through the end of 2012, Prince toured throughout Europe, America, Europe again, Canada, and Australia.

During 2013, Prince released several singles, starting with "Screwdriver" and continuing with "Breakfast Can Wait" in the summer of that year. Early in 2014, he made a cameo appearance on the Zooey Deschanel sitcom The New Girl, appearing in the episode that aired following the Super Bowl. All this activity was prelude to the spring announcement that he had re-signed to Warner Bros. Records, the label he had feuded with 20 years prior. As part of the deal, he wound up receiving the ownership of his master recordings and the label planned a reissue campaign that would begin with an expanded reissue of Purple Rain roughly timed to celebrate its 30th anniversary. First came two new albums: Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum, the latter credited to 3rdEyeGirl, the all-female power trio that was his new-millennial backing band. Both records came out on the same September day in 2014. Almost a year to the date, he released HITNRUN Phase One, with contributions from Lianne La Havas, Judith Hill, and Rita Ora. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Selected Discography

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Track List: ART OFFICIAL AGE

1. ART OFFICIAL CAGE

2. CLOUDS

3. BREAKDOWN

4. THE GOLD STANDARD

5. U KNOW

6. BREAKFAST CAN WAIT

7. THIS COULD BE US

8. WHAT IT FEELS LIKE

9. Affirmation I & II

10. WAY BACK HOME

11. FUNKNROLL

12. TIME

13. Affirmation III

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Track List: S.S.T.

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Track List: N.E.W.S.

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Track List: The Very Best of Prince

1. I Wanna Be Your Lover

2. 1999

3. Little Red Corvette

4. When Doves Cry

5. Let's Go Crazy

6. Purple Rain

7. I Would Die 4 U

8. Raspberry Beret

9. Kiss

10. Sign 'O' The Times

11. U Got The Look

12. Alphabet St.

13. Thieves In The Temple

14. Gett Off

15. Cream

16. Diamonds And Pearls

17. Money Don't Matter 2 Night

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Track List: The Vault - Old Friends For Sale

1. The Rest Of My Life

2. It's About That Walk

3. She Spoke 2 Me

4. 5 Women

5. When The Lights Go Down

6. My Little Pill

7. There Is Lonely

8. Old Friends 4 Sale

9. Sarah

10. Extraordinary

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Track List: Come: 1958 - 1993 (Explicit)

2. Space

3. Pheremone

4. Loose

5. Papa

6. Race

7. Dark

8. Solo

10. Orgasm

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Track List: The Hits 2

1. Controversy

2. Dirty Mind

3. I Wanna Be Your Lover

4. Head

5. Do Me, Baby

6. Delirious

7. Little Red Corvette

10. If I Was Your Girlfriend

12. Peach

13. U Got The Look

17. Pope

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Track List: The Hits 1

1. When Doves Cry

3. Soft And Wet

4. I Feel For You

5. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad

6. When You Were Mine

7. Uptown

9. 1999

10. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

12. Adore

13. Pink Cashmere

14. Alphabet St.

15. Sign 'O' The Times

16. Thieves In The Temple

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Track List: (Symbol)

1. My Name Is Prince

2. Sexy M.F.

3. Love 2 The 9's

4. The Morning Papers

5. The Max

6. Segue

7. Blue Light

8. I Wanna Melt With U

9. Sweet Baby

10. The Continental

11. Damn U

12. Arrogance

13. The Flow

14. 7

15. And God Created Woman

16. 3 Chains O' Gold

17. Segue

18. The Sacrifice Of Victor

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Track List: Batman (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

1. The Future

2. Electric Chair

3. The Arms Of Orion

4. Partyman

5. Vicki Waiting

6. Trust

7. Lemon Crush

8. Scandalous

9. Batdance

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Track List: Sign Of The Times

Disc 1

1. Sign O' The TImes

2. Play In The Sunshine

3. Housequake

4. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker

5. It

6. Starfish And Coffee

7. Slow Love

8. Hot Thing

9. Forever In My Life

Disc 2

1. U Got The Look

2. If I Was Your Girlfriend

3. Strange Relationship

4. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

5. The Cross

6. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (Live)

7. Adore

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Track List: Around The World In A Day

1. Around The World In One Day

2. Paisley Park

3. Condition Of The Heart

4. Raspberry Beret

5. Tamborine

6. America

7. Pop Life

8. The Ladder

9. Temptation

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Track List: Purple Rain

2. Take Me With U

3. The Beautiful Ones

4. Computer Blue

5. Darling Nikki

6. When Doves Cry

7. I Would Die 4 U

8. Baby I'm A Star

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Track List: 1999

1. 1999

2. Little Red Corvette

3. Delirious

4. Let's Pretend We're Married

5. D.M.S.R.

6. Automatic

7. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)

8. Free

9. Lady Cab Driver

10. All The Critics Love U In New York

11. International Lover

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Track List: Controversy

1. Controversy

2. Sexuality

3. Do Me, Baby

4. Private Joy

5. Ronnie, Talk To Russia

6. Let's Work

7. Annie Christian

8. Jack U Off

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Track List: Dirty Mind

1. Dirty Mind

2. When You Were Mine

3. Do It All Night

4. Gotta Broken Heart Again

5. Uptown

6. Head

7. Sister

8. Party Up

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Track List: Prince

1. I Wanna Be Your Lover

2. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?

3. Sexy Dancer

4. When We're Dancing Close And Slow

5. With You

6. Bambi

7. Still Waiting

8. I Feel For You

9. It's Gonna Be Lonely

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Track List: For You

1. For You

2. In Love

3. Soft And Wet

4. Crazy You

5. Just As Long As We're Together

6. Baby

7. My Love Is Forever

8. So Blue

9. I'm Yours

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Track List: Baltimore (Single)

1. Baltimore (Feat. Eryn Allen Kane)

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Track List: Extraloveable (Single)

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Track List: F.U.N.K. (Radio Single)

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Track List: FALLINLOVE2NITE (Single)

1. FALLINLOVE2NITE

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Track List: Parade

1. Christopher Tracy's Parade

2. New Position

3. I Wonder U

4. Under The Cherry Moon

6. Life Can Be So Nice

7. Venus De Milo

8. Mountains

9. Do U Lie?

11. Anotherloverholenyohead

12. Sometimes It Snows In April

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Track List: Screwdriver (Single)

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Track List: U Make My Sun Shine (Single)

1. U Make My Sun Shine (Feat. Angie Stone)

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My mom likes his music I've only heard two songs by him though but he's a really good singer
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I want to hear his music
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I was 16 years old and Prince was my first concert. Cow Palace, and was grounded for a month because my dad said I could not go. It was so worth it.
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS MAN!
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I LOVE HIM, HIS PERSONALLY, HIS MUSIC, THE FACT THAT HE HAS GIVEN SO MANY PEOPLE OPPORTUNITIE S TO BE GOOD MUSICIANS. IN LIFE, IF YOU MAKE IT, REACH BACK AND PULL SOMEONE ELSE UP. AND THAT'S WHAT HE HAS DONE. I LOVE HIM FOR THAT.
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His royal badness everytime he does a concert in n.y I'm there let's here some of his music wassup?
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There is no Prince music
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belemshe3
Where is all his music? I got all MJ lol. Any1 know? Thanks
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Prince is by far 50 times greater Michael Jackson ever was. He has more talent in his little pinky than anyone on earth has in their whole body
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Prince is great!!! But he is no Michael Jackson
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Prince is now a King in my book
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What's wrong with you
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Duck my sick
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jtracybeliev e s
Prince isn't that good. You don't need to freak out people. And btw sick my sick is the worst name ever. Change it if you want people to like you side.
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Where were when u to his first concert?
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Sorry 1999 I love 1999
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Little red cervet oww 1919 I think
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I'm gretty I will die for you hahaha no
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Seven Is Tha Bomb
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Yeah!!!!!! The king.
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Prince won't let anyone stream his music, that's why they don't play it.
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Love the prince 85
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Hmmm Needs more PRINCE!
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I agree they need to play a lot more of Prince. I've been listening for the last 5 hrs. And have not heard one song.
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I wish that the Prince station played more of Prince music!
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PRINCE SLEPT WITH BOY GORGE, LOL I KNEW IT ALL ALONG
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Pandora.... you need to come with it when it comes to Prince music. This is REAL TALK. THAT MAN WAS THE SH#! . THERE'S A LOT OF OLD SCHOOLERS. GET WITH THE PROGRAM NOW
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shiestyslick e r 8 0 4
There's no Prince music because he took all of his music off all the streaming services except TIDAL
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What happen to Prince music that's why I started this station. Haven't heard any Prince music yet
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where is PRN?
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Were is Prince music
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Good
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So no prince stop flexing
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Seriously? Where is PRINCE? Why would you do this Pandora? You're ruining your business. I selected this station to hear prince not ever other possible artist
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PRINCE
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Where is Prince Music???
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Where the heck is the music from Prince? Going to delete this station for copyright infringement
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Seriously Pandora I used to like you. You used to actually play Prince on his station. This is a joke Prince should sue you for ruining his name. ������������
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No Prince music on Prince stations?
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Prince is a true icon.
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Prince ^ :)
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Prince
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prince and Michael Jackson used to date, true story
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Ignorant,rac i s t , h o m o p h o b i c morons need to just SHUT THE HELL UP or DIE.I'm fine with either.flyin g D i c k b a g , M o o M o m 0 0 7 , F a t s h ! t s a c you all obviously don't like women because if you did you would know that ALL women love PRINCE and besides the guy is a musical genius.but ya'll wouldn't know that because ya'll live under rocks in the middle of a cow pasture and have sex with farm animals.Ther e is NO hope at all for ANY of you so you all might as well do the world favor and do a swan dive off the near
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NOT A SINGLE PRINCE SONG? THAT'S THE LAST STRAW
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SUX ROYALY
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He is the sexiest man in high heels and an artistic genius! Love me some Prince!!
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101 consecutive thumbs down and not a single Prince song.
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