Prince Roger Nelson, known simply as Prince, has forged an incredible and iconic 30-year career with his innovative brand of pop, which fuses elements of funk, R&B, rock and beyond. The singer launched his career with his 1978 debut, For You, going on to captivate audiences with his over-the-top, theatrical stage presence, awe-inducing falsetto and staggering guitar work. He’s maintained a rapt fan base over the course of more than 30 albums, as both a solo artist and with his backing bands, the Revolution and the New Power Generation. Along the way, he’s become one of the best-selling artists of all time and earned seven Grammys and an Oscar for 1984's Purple Rain.
Selected Discography: For You (1978), Controversy (1981), Purple Rain (1984)
Related Artists: Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake
Further Reading: Grammy Awards: Watch the Most Memorable Performances Ever, Prince Closes 2013 Billboard Music Awards With Rare Performance Medley, Pop Stars Who Live Off the Grid