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Prince Dead: Singer Dies at 57

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Over his 35-plus-year career, he released 39 solo studio albums and never stopped releasing new material; since September 2014, he put out four new full-length records with his latest band, 3rd Eye Girl, continuously experimenting with psychedelic rock and intergalactic funk.

Prince's legacy as a musician, a singer, a style icon and an endlessly creative mind is nearly unparalleled, and his influence stretches from pop to R&B to funk to hip-hop and everywhere in between. Purple Rain was the first of four No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200; an additional 12 LPs peaked in the top 10 in four different decades. The first single from his self-titled LP, "I Wanna Be Your Lover," topped the Billboard R&B chart and he would go on to land 19 top 10 hits on the Hot 100, including No. 1s "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "Kiss," "Batdance" and "Cream."

And yet still not on YouTube. 

Funny, I would neither consider "Batdance" nor "Cream" his best work. 

What about 1999? Sign of the Times? Little Red Corvette? Raspberry Beret? Purple Rain?

Dearly beloved. 

We are gathered here today. 

To get through this thing called life...


Still not on YouTube. :(

Is Purple Rain your favorite album?

Yes. My sister and I saw the movie the day it released and we fell in love with Prince immediately. He was a totally new type of leading man. Zeitgeist of the 80's.

Wow, Prince has been a significant part of your life for 3 decades.

Makes it even more difficult to see him go.

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