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Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Prince Rogers Nelson died in Chanhassen, Minnesota, U.S.
He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records at the age of 17 and released his debut album, 'For You'.
In the midst of a contractual dispute with Warner Bros., he changed his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol also known as the "Love Symbol".
He released 5 records between 1994 and 1996 before he signed with Arista Records in 1998.
He started referring to himself as "Prince" again.
The platinum selling 'Musicology' was released with another 15 between 2000-2004.
His album, 'Prince' went platinum and his next three albums - 'Dirty Mind' (1980), 'Controversy' (1981) and '1999' (1982) continued his success.
He began referring to his backup band as The Revolution and released 'Purple Rain', the soundtrack album to his successful film debut of the same name.
After releasing the albums 'Around the World in A Day' (1985) and 'Parade' (1986), The Revolution disbanded, and Prince released the double album 'Sign o' the Times'n (1987) as a solo artist. He released three more solo albums before debuting The New Power Generation band in 1991.
Prince's father told A Current Affair that he named his son Prince because he wanted Prince "to do everything I wanted to do".
Prince met songwriter and producer Jimmy Jam in 1973 and impressed Jimmy with his musical talent, early mastery of a wide range of instruments and work ethic.
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