Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 7, 1958. Prince’s first albums included Dirty Mind, Prince and Controversy. These songs were controversial due to their mixing of sexual and religious themes. The albums 1999 and Purple Rain were his next releases, cementing his star status. He also had No. 1 hits such as “When Doves Cry” or “Let’s Go Crazy”. Prince was a seven-time Grammy winner. His output included later albums like Diamonds and Pearls and The Gold Experience and Musicology. On April 21, 2016, he died. Prince’s 1978 debut album For You was released. It was followed by Prince (1979). The second album, For You, featured his first hit single, “I Wanna Be Your Lover”. In 1980, the critically-acclaimed Dirty Mind was released. It contained material that explored sexuality and fantasy. Controversy (1981), which continued to play with the themes of its predecessor as evidenced by the dance-oriented title song, which reached No. 3.

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