Prince

Celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince. This coverage is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

What are the best Prince tracks released since 2016?


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It’s undeniably been bittersweet to hear the Prince music that’s been released from the Vault since the artist’s tragic death in 2016, but there’s also no denying the power of the sounds that Prince left behind. We asked several prominent fans to share their favorite tracks to emerge over the past four years. De Angela…

Ten years ago today, Prince recorded his Minnesota Vikings anthem ‘Purple and Gold’


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Although this proved to be yet another disappointing year for the Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs, it’s been a pretty good year for the team in pop music, with an unmissable name-drop in Lizzo’s chart-topping hit “Truth Hurts.” Ten years ago today, the Vikings achieved another music milestone, albeit one that didn’t make quite so…

Grammys to host all-star Prince tribute concert run by Sheila E., Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis


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The Grammys will host an all-star Prince tribute concert that will take place Jan. 28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” promises “performances by Alicia Keys, Beck, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Common, Gary Clark Jr., H.E.R., John Legend, Juanes, Sheila E., Usher and more.” Tickets ($60-$300) are now…

Install the Purple Current Alexa Skill


Purple Current Alexa skill

Make your Amazon Echo super funky. Install the Purple Current Alexa Skill to open the stream and get song info. If you create an account, you can make requests and rate songs too.

Bonus download: Prince Remembered from The Current


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Because you're a music lover who enjoys our Song of the Day, we think you'll also like our Prince Remembered podcast. As a sample of the program, enjoy this episode featuring Lisa Coleman of the Revolution in conversation with The Current's Andrea Swensson. Search Prince Remembered on your podcast platform to subscribe.

Prince: The Story of 1999 bonus feature: Fred Armisen, 'I could talk about Prince endlessly'


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Actor, comedian and musician Fred Armisen ('Saturday Night Live'; 'Portlandia'; 'Late Night with Seth Meyers') discovered Prince shortly after the release of '1999.' In a conversation with Andrea Swensson, Armisen talks about how he first heard Prince and became a fan for life. 'Prince really became my favorite artist,' Armisen says. 'I really soaked up every lyric, every little drumbeat, everything about him.' Listen to Andrea's full conversation with Fred Armisen.

Prince: The Story of 1999 bonus feature: LeRoy Bennett, 'Prince was beyond anybody'


Production and Lighting designer LeRoy Bennett

Production/lighting designer LeRoy Bennett began working with Prince in 1980 and continued working with him until 1994. 'I was blessed that I started my life and this career with him,' says Bennett, who has gone on to work with such artists as Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. 'Prince pushed you knowing that you were giving all that you could.' Listen to Andrea Swensson's full conversation with Bennett.