News broke today (April 21st, 2016) that Prince (Symbol, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince) died at his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, near Minneapolis.
The reason for his death is only speculation at this point. I will update any information we get.
Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award.
I think it's fair to say that he belonged to the greatest living musical artists of our time.
Let's make this thread a celebration of Prince's musical legacy.
1978: For You
1980: Dirty Mind
1984: Purple Rain
1985: Around the World in a Day
1987: Sign o’ the Times
1990: Graffiti Bridge
1991: Diamonds and Pearls
1992: Love Symbol
1993: The Hits (2 CD set/3CD set with B-sides)
1994: Black Album (planned for a December 1987 release but shelved)
1994: 1-800-NEW-FUNK (including gems like "Love Sign" and Prince produced songs for George Clinton or Nona Gaye)
1995: The Gold Experience
1996: Chaos and Disorder
1996: Girl 6 (Soundtrack)
1998: New Power Soul (The New Power Generation)
1998: Crystal Ball / The Truth
1999: The Vault … Old Friends 4 Sale
1999: Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
2001: The Rainbow Children
2007: Planet Earth
2009: Lotusflow3r / MPLSound / Elixer
2014: Art Official Age
2015: HITnRUN Phase One
2015: HITnRUN Phase Two
Prince has released a staggering 576 different songs, most of them on his albums, some are live performances of songs that he never released a studio version of.
Prince also is responsible for many, many hits by other artists. Some of those songs were written and produced by Prince for them, others were cover versions, most of them highly successful, some of them belong to the hall of fame of greatest songs ever.
Here a short list of some of those songs:
-Sinead O'Connor: Nothing Compares 2 U
-Cyndi Lauper: When You Were Mine
-Sheena Easton: Sugar Walls
-Sheila E: A Love Bizarre
-Madonna: Love Song
-The Time: The Walk
-The Bangles: Manic Monday
-Apollonia 6: Sex Shooter
-Martika: Love...Thy Will Be Done
-Tevin Campbell: Round And Round
-Chaka Khan: I Feel For You
-Alicia Keys: How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore