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Prince, the funk machine

Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, died April 21, 2016) was an American musician and songwriter. His career has spanned several styles: from his early material, rooted in R&B, funk, and soul, he has consistently expanded his musical palette throughout his career, absorbing many other genres including New Wave, pop, rock, jazz, and hip hop. Prince is a prolific artist, having released several hundred songs both under his own name and with other artists. Regarded by many as a perfectionist, Prince is known for being highly protective of his music. He produces, composes, arranges and performs nearly all of the songs on his albums.


“I Feel For You” performed by Chaka Khan

Words and Music by Prince


“Nothing Compares 2 U” performed by Sinead O’Connor

Words and Music by Prince


“Glamorous Life” performed by Sheila E. Words and Music by Prince


“Manic Monday” performed by the Bangles Words and Music by Prince


“Jungle Love” performed by Morris Day & the Time

Words and Music by Prince and Morris Day

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