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  • On his 35th birthday, he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, a mixture of the male in female signs combined with the alchemy symbol for soapstone. The media began referring to him as "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince," or simply "The Artist." In May, 2000, he changed his name back to Prince.
  • His birth name is Prince Rogers Nelson. He's named after his father's jazz band, The Prince Roger Trio.
  • Raised in Minneapolis, USA his nickname in school was "Skipper." Despite his small stature he was considered a good basketball player.
  • He played all instruments on his first album and continued to write, produce arrange and play most instruments on all recordings since.
  • He has written hit songs for several other artists including Manic Monday for The Bangles. Covers of his songs have also been hits, including Sinead O'Connor's version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" and Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You."
  • Getting his record deal at 18 and his first album For You coming out at 19, his arrangement with Warner Bros. made him the youngest artist in its history to be given complete artistic control in the studio.
  • Prince became a Jehovah's Witness in the late '90s. He has given up using profanity in his performances and recordings since his conversion. Prince has been known to visit homes randomly in the Minneapolis area to spread the word of the Jehovah's Witnesses. It is believed that Prince was introduced to the Jehovah's Witnesses by bassist Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone and Graham Central Station.
  • Prince is widely considered to be a child prodigy. He learned to play over a dozen instruments before the age of 15.
  • In July 2007, he gave away copies of this album Planet Earth for free in the UK newspaper Mail on Sunday. It didn't seem like a good marketing move until he announced 21 consecutive London concert dates and sold out all of them.

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80's Hits

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Kiss
Let's Go Crazy
Little Red Corvette
Purple Rain
Raspberry Beret
U Got the Look
When Doves Cry

90's Hits

7
Cream
Diamonds and Pearls
Thieves In The Temple

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