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.

Behind the Scenes: Director Sanaa Hamri on Prince’s “Black Sweat”


Few artists are as known for their distinctive eras as Prince. From Purple Rain to The Rainbow Children to PLECTRUMELECTRUM, each Prince album is accompanied by its own creative world. 3121 represents a return to some of the legend’s greatest strengths, situated within the context of the early 21st century. Now, following the 15th anniversary of the release…

Prince album ‘Welcome 2 America’ to be released in July


The Prince estate has announced that Welcome 2 America, an album Prince recorded in 2010 but never shared with the public, will be released on July 30. Welcome 2 America is the first stand-alone Prince album to be released posthumously, as opposed to re-releases (1999, Sign O’ The Times) or compilations (Originals). It will be…

Musicheads Essential Album: Prince's 'Purple Rain'


Not only is 'Purple Rain' Prince's best known and bestselling album, but it's actually the top selling record to ever come out of Minnesota - selling more than 13 million copies and effectively putting Minneapolis on the map.

Musicheads Essential Album: Prince's 'Dirty Mind'


With his third album, 'Dirty Mind,' released in October of 1980, Prince leaped to the head of the class, laying the sonic blueprint that would help define the music of the 80s and beyond.

Musicheads Essential Album: Prince's 'Prince'


In 1979, Prince released his second album, 'Prince.' Prince took full control over the production and composition of this album, and fused together his funk, rock, and pop influences.