One word, one single solitary word that is synonymous with greatness and royalty.
There was only one human on this world who absolutely solidifies that very notion of the definition.
His name was, Prince and he was one of the worlds greatest artist of all time.
Prince Rogers Nelson, 57, died Thursday after he was found unresponsive in an elevator at his studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Paramedics tried to perform CPR but were unable to revive him, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m., less than 30 minutes after sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call at the scene. Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. An autopsy will be conducted Friday, starting at 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET).
As as the entire world mourns the passing of a music, film, tv and pop culture icon by lighting the night skies with the color purple. The day is being lit up with a massive outpouring of love for the sudden passing of the 59 year old mega-star. Social media is trending around the world remembering the man, the myth the legend. As our special memorial to the pop culture crossover star will be a look back at the man in pictures and video of one of his greatest performances.
Born in 1958 as Prince Rogers Nelson, in Minneapolis, MN. Prince was a prolific writer and performer from a young age – reportedly writing his first song when he was seven and having learned to play a number of instruments by the age of nine.
He was a prolific musician. Between 1985 and 1992, he released eight albums, one per year, including the soundtrack for Tim Burton’s “Batman.” He starred in two more movies during that era: “Under the Cherry Moon” and “Graffiti Bridge.” He also put out a concert film. “Sign ‘o’ the Times” hit theaters in 1987
Prince’s music transcended genres and generations. He defined the sound of the ’80s with songs such as “Kiss” and “Purple Rain,” and defied the music industry in a fight for creative freedom.
He created what became known as the Minneapolis sound, which was a funky blend of pop, synth and new wave.
Between 1985 and 1992, he released eight albums, one per year, including the soundtrack for Tim Burton’s “Batman.” He starred in two more movies during that era: “Under the Cherry Moon” and “Graffiti Bridge.” He also put out a concert film. “Sign ‘o’ the Times” hit theaters in 1987
His fame reached a fever pitch with the 1984 film “Purple Rain,” about an aspiring musician, his troubled home life and a budding romance. He won an Oscar for the score to Purple Rain, a film in which he also starred.
A singer, songwriter, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Prince recorded more than 30 albums. His best known hits include Let’s Go Crazy and When Doves Cry.
He wrote more than two dozen rock classics in a five-year flurry Purple Rain, Little Red Corvette, 1999, Raspberry Beret, When Doves Cry, Kiss… At the same time, he dashed off Manic Monday for The Bangles and Nothing Compares 2U, made famous by Sinead O’Connor.
While Prince is most renowned for being a musical genius, one of his most outstanding features was his risk taking and often hits with fashion.
Prince did have his few bad moments.
In 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which said he “rewrote the rulebook”
We love you Prince and we will miss your inspiration. RIP
Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour | Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show | NFL
A tribute to a legend that has passed too soon, take a look back at Prince’s iconic Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show through a rain and wind storm.
Setlist included: “We Will Rock You”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “Baby I’m a Star”, “Proud Mary”, “All Along the Watchtower”, “Best of You”, and “Purple Rain”