Happy Birthday Prince!

Happy Birthday to Prince, born June 7th, 1958.

Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, MN) is an iconic, award-winning American musician. He is best known for performing under the name Prince, though his name and identity have varied for strong personal reasons over the years.

Happy Birthday to Prince, born June 7th, 1958.

Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, MN) is an iconic, award-winning American musician. He is best known for performing under the name Prince, though his name and identity have varied for strong personal reasons over the years.

His music has spanned myriad styles; from his early material, rooted in R&B, funk, and soul, he has constantly expanded his musical palette throughout his career, absorbing many other genres including New Wave, pop, rock, blues, jazz, and hip hop. The distinctive characteristics of the early-to-mid 1980s work which brought him to super-stardom (including sparse and industrial-sounding drum machine arrangements, and the use of synthesizer riffs to serve the role traditionally occupied by horn riffs in earlier R&B, funk and soul music) became known as the "Minneapolis sound," which proved heavily influential.

 
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