Prince

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Prince Rogers Nelson
  • Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/07/1958, Gemini
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; actor; director; producer
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Prince Fast Facts:
  • Was born with epilepsy and had seizures as a child.
  • Had a mainstream breakthrough in 1984 with the film Purple Rain, in which he starred. The soundtrack album sold 13 million copies and featured the year's top-selling single, the hypnotic "When Doves Cry."
  • A racy song on Purple Rain, "Darling Nikki," so enraged Tipper Gore that she started the Parents Music Resource Center, leading to parental advisory album stickers.
  • His 1987 double album, Sign 'O' the Times, went platinum and turns up often in lists ranking the greatest albums of all time.
  • Received the Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992.
  • Became a Jehovah's Witness in 2001.
  • Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • Was named music's top earner in 2004 by Rolling Stone magazine after banking $56.5 million that year.
  • Caused a stir with a 2010 interview in the UK's Daily Mirror when he declared, "The Internet's completely over."
  • Is a vegan.
  • Prince Relationships:
  • Lorna - Half Sister
  • Carmen Electra - Ex-significant Other
  • John Nelson - Father
  • Tyka Nelson - Sister
  • Troy Beyer - Ex-significant Other
  • Hayward Baker - Stepfather
  • Kim Basinger - Ex-significant Other
  • Sherilyn Fenn - Ex-significant Other
  • Sharon - Half Sister
  • Manuela Testolini Nelson - Ex-wife
  • Mattie Shaw - Mother
  • Mayte Garcia - Ex-wife
  • Omarr Baker - Half Brother
  • Vanity - Ex-significant Other
  • Prince Awards:
  • 1984 Grammy: Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special - Winner
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2007 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2007 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1985 People's Choice Awards: Favorite New Song - Winner
  • 2004 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1984 Grammy: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song Score) - Winner
  • 1986 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Winner
  • 1984 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
  • 2004 Grammy: Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance - Winner

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