Monday, 8 November 2010

Introduction To Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in June 7, 1958, He is well known from 1993 to 2000 as an unpronounceable symbol informally and the Artist Formerly Known as Prince. He is a famous American musician. In 1984 he had biggest hit song in the US with “When Doves Cry” and is best recognized for his album and movie “Purple Rain”.

During the 1980s Prince was counting with the “mega-superstars” of Michael Jackson & Madonna in terms of star power and sales however, his fame has waned since the mid 90s.

Born in Minneapolis, he has based his entire career in Minnesota. He now resides in Los Angeles.

The characteristic of the early-to-mid 1980s work that lift him to super-stardom - which comprises industrial sounding drum machine actions, the use of synthesizer riffs to serve the role of horn riffs traditionally used in earlier R&B, funk and soul music - became known as “the Minneapolis sound”.

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