The world lost a music legend and fashion icon with the death of Prince on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A fearless personality, Prince became known for his flamboyant style and evolving sound that touched on funk, R&B, rock, jazz, pop, soul and countless other genres. Prince’s debut album For You was released in April of 1978 and followed up by a self-titled sophomore album, led by the number one song of 1979, I Wanna Be Your Lover.
Prince’s Iconic Style Evolution
By 1980, Prince was ready for a bold makeover, releasing Dirty Mind, singing about sex and dancing around the stage in lace and dandy overcoats. While, Prince continued his rise to stardom as a music legend with records such as 1999, his album Purple Rain solidified his status as an icon. One of the best-selling artists of all time, Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide, won seven Grammys and is an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.