American Pop Singer Prince Dead At 57

Prince, the well-known American pop singer, has died at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota at the age of 57.

Photo Credit: Micahmedia/en.wikipedia
Photo Credit: Micahmedia/en.wikipedia

Prince became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O’ the Times.

He sold more than 100 million records during his career.

His innovative music spanned rock, funk, and jazz, and selling more than 100 million records during his career.

Born Prince Rogers Nelson, he recorded 30 albums, won seven Grammy Awards and earned 30 nominations, won an Oscar for best original song score for Purple Rain, performed at the Super Bowl and was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

“But if I can’t do what I want to do, what am I…If you don’t own your masters, your master owns you.” — Prince

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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