Most of us have heard the tale of how the artist known as Prince’s name came to be. His father says when he chose the name, that: “I named my son Prince because I wanted him to do everything I wanted to do.” He, of course, had no idea that his son would someday become one of the greatest musical legends of all time. We’re sure no one could have imagined a career that has already spanned nearly 40 years, plenty of awards and platinum records and an entire planet of people who can sing along to his music.
With all that, The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis says, “But [Prince] hides in plain sight. All attempts to penetrate the veil of secrecy fail: the rare interviews he gives are pretty gnomic—a state of affairs compounded by his refusal to allow journalists to record their conversations.” Despite his illusive nature, we’ve found 18 facts about Prince that prove he will forever be rock royalty and why his purple reign will last forever!
1. Prince has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career, which include classics like I Wanna be Your Lover, Dirty Mind, Sexuality, 1999, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, Diamonds and Pearls, among so many others.
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