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prince
The genius that is Prince had already recorded, produced and released five albums by the time Purple Rain came into existence. This cohesive musical masterpiece spent a staggering 24 weeks at No.1 and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
Selling out stadiums at 25, the sex-funk god was an extremely hardworking, dedicated musician known for his far reaching falsettos and high pitched screams. Prince first signed a three record contract with Warner Records, however he went on to release 39 albums before his death in 2017.
Prince has an enduring legacy as one of the most influential artists of all time.