BigChampagne

Ultimate 100 Artists

published

 
the most popular music based on sales, radio, streaming, & social media
Prince on Ultimate Chart

94 32

Prince

re-entry
Top Songs
  1. 01 Purple Rain
  2. 02 When Doves Cry
  3. 03 Let's Go Crazy
  4. 04 I Would Die 4 U
  5. 05 Kiss
  1. 06 1999
  2. 07 Little Red Corvette
  3. 08 I Wanna Be Your Lover
  4. 09 Raspberry Beret
  5. 10 Darling Nikki
Chart Rank Over Time
Ultimate Score
Ultimate Chart logo
Ultimate Score
4
out of 100
Ultimate Chart icon for retail sales
sales
4
Ultimate Chart icon for radio and TV broadcast
radio
23
Ultimate Chart icon for streaming internet
streaming
7
Ultimate Chart icon for online fans, followers, and likes
social
0
News
via Bing News
About
via Wikipedia

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer. He was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists, "the most influential artists of the rock & roll era". Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and developed an interest in music as a young child. He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. at the age of 18, and released his debut album For You in 1978. His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three records—Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—continued his success, showcasing Prince's prominently sexual lyrics and blending of funk, dance, and rock music. In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as the Revolution and released Purple Rain, the soundtrack album to his eponymous 1984 film debut. It quickly became his most critically and commercially successful release, spending 24 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 and selling over 20 million units worldwide. After releasing the albums Around the World in a Day (1985) and Parade (1986), The Revolution disbanded, and Prince released the double album Sign o' the Times (1987) as a solo artist. He released three more solo albums before debuting the New Power Generation band in 1991. In 1993, while in a contractual dispute with Warner Bros., he changed his stage name to , an unpronounceable symbol also known as the "Love Symbol", and began releasing new albums at a faster pace to remove himself from contractual obligations. He released five records between 1994 and 1996 before signing with Arista Records in 1998. In 2000, he began referring to himself as "Prince" again. He released 16 albums after that, including the platinum-selling Musicology (2004). His final album, Hit n Run Phase Two, was first released on the Tidal streaming service on December 12, 2015. Prince died from a fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57.

Tour
Apr 27 Silver Spring, MD Tickets
Apr 28 New York, NY Tickets
Apr 29 Philadelphia, PA Tickets
Apr 30 Philadelphia, PA Tickets
May 3 New York, NY Tickets
May 12 Madison, WI Tickets
May 15 Louisville, KY Tickets
May 16 Cincinnati, OH Tickets
May 18 Cleveland, OH Tickets
May 20 Detroit, MI Tickets
Jun 14 Dallas, TX Tickets
Jun 15 Houston, TX Tickets
Jun 16 San Antonio, TX Tickets
Jun 22 San Diego, CA Tickets
Jun 23 Los Angeles, CA Tickets
Jul 11 San Francisco, CA Tickets
Jul 12 San Francisco, CA Tickets
Show All
More from Ultimate 100 Artists

Discover the music everyone is talking about!