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Prince
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Prince performing at the 2008 Coachella Festival
Born
Prince Rogers Nelson

(1958-06-07)June 7, 1958
Died April 21, 2016(2016-04-21) (aged 57)
Chanhassen, Minnesota, U.S
Cause of death Accidental fentanyl and opioid intoxication
Body discovered Chanhassen, Minnesota, U.S
Occupation Musician
Years active 1976–2016
Height 5'3" (160 cm)
Spouse(s) Matye Garcia
(m. 1996–1999, divorced)
Manuela Testolini
(m. 2001–2006, divorced)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, tambourine, synthesizer, clavinet, drums, timpani, percussion, harp, saxophone, harmonica, Linn Drum
Labels Warner Bros., Paisley Park, NPG, EMI, Columbia, Arista
Associated acts The Revolution; Wendy & Lisa
The New Power Generation
The Time; Morris Day
Sheila E.
Vanity 6; Apollonia 6
Mazarati
The Family
94 East
Madhouse

Prince Rogers Nelson (better known as Prince) (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, movie director, composer, record producer and musician. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In addition to his own musical career, he was a "talent promoter" for the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, The Time and Vanity 6.

Prince has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. This was the first year he was eligible.

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