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Prince Rogers Nelson  (born June 7, 1958), better known as simply Prince, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He has been known under the unpronounceable symbol, which he used between 1993 and 2000. During that period he was frequently referred to in the media as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince", often abbreviated to "TAFKAP", or simply "The Artist". Prince has so far produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career, to date. Prince founded his own recording studio and label; writing, self-producing and playing most, or all, of the instruments on his recordings. In addition, Prince has been a "talent promoter" for the careers of Sheila E. , Carmen Electra, The Time and Vanity 6, and has written songs for these artists and others (including Chaka Khan, The Bangles, and Sinéad O'Connor). Prince also has several hundred unreleased songs in his "vault". He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award

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Prince

Born 1958-06-07 (65 years ago) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
Height 158 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (Future Baby Mama) 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 Future Baby Mama
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (The Song of the Heart) 64th Golden Globe Awards 2006 Inshudat el fuad
Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance (Musicology) 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 Musicology
Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (Call My Name) 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 Call My Name
Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (Kiss) 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 Kiss
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director (Under the Cherry Moon) 7th Golden Raspberry Awards 1986 Under the Cherry Moon
Razzie Award for Worst Actor (Under the Cherry Moon) 7th Golden Raspberry Awards 1986 Under the Cherry Moon
Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Purple Rain) 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 Purple Rain
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Purple Rain) 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 Purple Rain
Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (I Feel for You) 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 I Feel for You
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Razzie Award for Worst Actor of the Decade (Under the Cherry Moon) 10th Golden Raspberry Awards 1989 Under the Cherry Moon
Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Sign 'O' the Times) 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 Sign 'O' the Times
Razzie Award for Worst Actor (Under the Cherry Moon) 7th Golden Raspberry Awards 1986 Under the Cherry Moon
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director (Under the Cherry Moon) 7th Golden Raspberry Awards 1986 Under the Cherry Moon
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (When Doves Cry) 42nd Golden Globe Awards 1984 When Doves Cry
Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Purple Rain) 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 Purple Rain
Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Purple Rain) 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 Purple Rain
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Purple Rain) 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 Purple Rain
Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (I Feel for You) 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 I Feel for You
Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (1999) 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 1999
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Bria Valente(Sambo: 2007–) 2007 Sambo
Manuela Testolini(Gifta: 2001-12-31–2006-05) 2001-12-31 2006-05 Gifta
Mayte Garcia(Gifta: 1996-02-14–1999-02-14) 1996-02-14 1999-02-14 Gifta
Child

Boy Gregory Nelson

Parents

John L. Nelson, Mattie Shaw

Siblings

Sharon L. Nelson, Lorna L. Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R. Nelson, Duane Nelson, Tyka Nelson

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Prince Rogers Nelson  (born June 7, 1958), better known as simply Prince, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He has been known under the unpronounceable symbol, which he used between 1993 and 2000. During that period he was frequently referred to in the media as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince", often abbreviated to "TAFKAP", or simply "The Artist".

Prince has so far produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career, to date. Prince founded his own recording studio and label; writing, self-producing and playing most, or all, of the instruments on his recordings. In addition, Prince has been a "talent promoter" for the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, The Time and Vanity 6, and has written songs for these artists and others (including Chaka Khan, The Bangles, and Sinéad O'Connor).

Prince also has several hundred unreleased songs in his "vault". He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year he was eligible.

Rolling Stone has ranked Prince #27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Prince's music has been influenced by rock, R&B, soul, funk, rap, blues, New Wave, electronica, disco, psychedelia, folk, jazz, and pop. His artistic influences include Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Duke Ellington, Curtis Mayfield, and Stevie Wonder. Prince pioneered the "Minneapolis sound", a hybrid mixture of funk, rock, pop, R&B and New Wave that has influenced many other musicians.

Prince has a wide vocal range and is known for his flamboyant stage presence and costumes.

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