Music icon Prince Rogers Nelson was born on this day in 1958

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Oscar-winning rock singer Prince gives his final performance in Miami’s Orange Bowl, Easter Sunday, April 8, 1985, before a crowd of an estimated 55,000 fans. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
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Prince was born on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to parents who were members of a local jazz band. He taught himself to play the piano, guitar, and drums. As a teenager, he was part of a band called Grand Central. Prince released his first solo album, “For You,” in April 1978. His second album was “Prince” in 1979, and he reached a new level of pop stardom in 1982 with the album “1999”. However, the album and movie “Purple Rain” made him a superstar in 1984. The film won an Oscar for Best Original Score.

Prince passed away in 2016 at 57 years old. He has sold over 150 million albums worldwide and is the winner of seven Grammy Awards.

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