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Friday, April 22, 2016

Remembering Prince 1958 - 2016



Singer/songwriter Prince Rogers Nelson, who died Thursday at age 57, won seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score (for 1984's Purple Rain) and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song - Motion Picture (for "The Song of the Heart" from 2006's Happy Feet). He sold over 100 million records worldwide during his career, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

As an actor, Prince starred in three films - Purple Rain and its 1990 sequel, Graffiti Bridge (which he also wrote and directed), as well as 1986's Under the Cherry Moon (which he directed). He also wrote and directed the 1987 concert film, Sign o' the Times, to promote his album of the same name.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Prince's life and career.

"Soft and Wet" from his debut album, For You, which was released on April 7, 1978 (this first single peaked at #92 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart).



"I Wanna Be Your Lover" from his second studio album, Prince, which was released on October 19, 1979 (#11 on the Billboard Hot 100).



Three songs from his fifth studio album, 1999, which was released on October 27, 1982 - "1999" (#12 on the Billboard Hot 100), "Little Red Corvette" (#6) and "Delirious" (#8).





Purple Rain (1984)



Five songs from his sixth studio album, Purple Rain, which was released on June 25, 1984 - "When Doves Cry" (his first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100), "Let's Go Crazy" (#1), "Purple Rain" (#2), "I Would Die 4 U" (#8) and "The Beautiful Ones" (which was not released as a single).







He won the Oscar for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain at the the 57th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1985.



"Raspberry Beret" from his seventh album, Around the World in a Day, which was released on April 22, 1985 (#2 on the Billboard Hot 100).



Under the Cherry Red Moon (1986)



"Kiss" from his eighth studio album, Parade, which was released on March 31, 1986 (it was his third #1 single).



"U Got the Look" (with Sheena Easton) from his ninth album, Sign o' the Times, which was released on March 31, 1987 (#2 on the Billboard Hot 100).



Two songs from his 11th album, Batman, which was released on June 20, 1989 - "Batdance" (his fourth #1 single) and "Partyman" (#18).




Graffiti Bridge (1990)



"Cream" from his 13th studio album, Diamonds and Pearls, which was released on October 1, 1991 (it was his fifth and last #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100).



Muppets Tonight on September 13, 1997



Lopez Tonight on April 13, 2011



The Arsenio Hall Show on March 5, 2014

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

RIP Prince.