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.

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.