Music legend Prince Rogers Nelson died

Apr 22, 2016 09:57 IST

princePop music superstar Prince Rogers Nelson, popularly known as Prince, died on 21 April 2016 at his home in Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minneapolis. He was 57. He was found dead at his home, however, the cause of his death was not identified.

In a career that lasted from the late 1970s until his solo Piano & a Microphone tour in 2016, he was acclaimed as a musical prodigy and an artist who shaped his career his way.

About Prince Rogers Nelson
• Prince was born in Minneapolis and broke through his music career in the late 1970s with the hits Wanna Be Your Lover and soared over the following decade with the albums as 1999 and Purple Rain.
• With the passage of time, he rose to become a songwriter, a singer, producer, one-man studio band and a consummate showman.  
• Some of his hits were Little Red Corvette, When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, Kiss and The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.
• He also pioneered the famous song The Minneapolis sound.
• Through his career, Prince recorded more than 30 albums and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
• He won seven Grammy Awards and earned 30 nominations.
• He also won an Oscar for the song score Purple Rain, a film in which he was also starred.

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