"I don't really care so much what people say about me because it usually is a reflection of who they are. For example, if people wish I would sound like I used to sound, then it says more about them than it does me."

  • Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Died April 21, 2016
     
  • Prince's fifth studio album, 1982's 1999, was his first to dent the Top 10, peaking at No. 9. Three songs from the double album peaked in the Top 10: "Little Red Corvette" (No. 6), "1999" (No. 12) and "Delirious" (No. 8).
     
  • Prince earned his first three career GRAMMYs for 1984, including Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special for Purple Rain. That same year, he made his GRAMMY stage debut, performing "Baby, I'm A Star." At the 46th GRAMMY Awards, Prince joined Beyoncé for a medley of songs, including his "Purple Rain" and her "Crazy In Love."
     
  • For his debut album, 1978's For You, Prince wrote, produced, arranged, composed, and played all 27 instruments used on the album, save for the lead single "Soft And Wet," which he co-wrote with Chris Moon.
     
  • Prince's 1987 album, Sign O' The Times, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2017.
     
  • Prince was a supporter of multiple charitable organizations, including #YesWeCode, a national initiative to help young women and men from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector, and Green for All, a nonprofit aimed at building "an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty."  

 

Prince

"I don't really care so much what people say about me because it usually is a reflection of who they are. For example, if people wish I would sound like I used to sound, then it says more about them than it does me."

  • Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Died April 21, 2016
     
  • Prince's fifth studio album, 1982's 1999, was his first to dent the Top 10, peaking at No. 9. Three songs from the double album peaked in the Top 10: "Little Red Corvette" (No. 6), "1999" (No. 12) and "Delirious" (No. 8).
     
  • Prince earned his first three career GRAMMYs for 1984, including Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special for Purple Rain. That same year, he made his GRAMMY stage debut, performing "Baby, I'm A Star." At the 46th GRAMMY Awards, Prince joined Beyoncé for a medley of songs, including his "Purple Rain" and her "Crazy In Love."
     
  • For his debut album, 1978's For You, Prince wrote, produced, arranged, composed, and played all 27 instruments used on the album, save for the lead single "Soft And Wet," which he co-wrote with Chris Moon.
     
  • Prince's 1987 album, Sign O' The Times, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2017.
     
  • Prince was a supporter of multiple charitable organizations, including #YesWeCode, a national initiative to help young women and men from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector, and Green for All, a nonprofit aimed at building "an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty."  

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Prince

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Nominations
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Hit N Run Phase Two
 
Nominations
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Dreamer
 
Wins
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Future Baby Mama
Nominations
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
The Song Of The Heart
 
Nominations
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Black Sweat
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Beautiful, Loved And Blessed
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
3121
Best R&B Song
Black Sweat
Best R&B Album
3121
 
Wins
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Call My Name
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Musicology
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Cinnamon Girl
Best R&B Song
Call My Name
Best R&B Album
Musicology
 
Nominations
Best Pop Instrumental Album
N.E.W.S.
 
Nominations
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
I Hate U (Single)
Best R&B Album
The Gold Experience (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Diamonds And Pearls (Single)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Gett Off (Single)
 
Nominations
Song Of The Year
Nothing Compares 2 U (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Batman-Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album)
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
Batdance (Single)
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or Television
Partyman (From The Motion Picture "Batman") (Track)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Producer Of The Year
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Sign 'O' The Times (Album)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
U Got The Look (Single)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
U Got The Look (Single)
 
Wins
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Kiss
Nominations
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Kiss (Single)
 
Wins
President's Merit Award (Michael Melvoin, Prex.)
(president's Merit Award)
Nominations
Best Music Video, Long Form
Prince And The Revolution Live (Video)
 
Wins
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Purple Rain - Music From The Motion Picture
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
I Feel For You
Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Purple Rain
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Purple Rain - Music From The Motion Picture (Album)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Producer Of The Year
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
1999 (Album)
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
International Lover (Track)

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