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Prince Rogers Nelson
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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
, 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
, "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
when he declared, "The Internet's completely over."
Is a vegan.
Mayte Garcia - Ex-wife
Omarr Baker - Half Brother
Vanity - Ex-significant Other
Hayward Baker - Stepfather
Kim Basinger - Ex-significant Other
Sherilyn Fenn - Ex-significant Other
Carmen Electra - Ex-significant Other
John Nelson - Father
Tyka Nelson - Sister
Lorna - Half Sister
Manuela Testolini Nelson - Ex-wife
Mattie Shaw - Mother
Troy Beyer - Ex-significant Other
Sharon - Half Sister
1985 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
1984 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
2007 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
1986 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - 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
2004 Grammy: Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
1984 Grammy: Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special - Winner
1985 People's Choice Awards: Favorite New Song - Winner
2007 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
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