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Prince Rogers Nelson

Singer Prince Rogers Nelson

Full Name: Rogers Nelson
Profession: Singer

United States of America

Biography: Prince was a major figure in popular music for over three decades.

The singer-songwriter was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence and wide vocal range.

Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide and has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.

Born: June 7, 1958
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: April 21, 2016 (aged 57)
Cause of Death: Drug overdose

Married Life

  • 1996-02-14 American singer Prince Rogers Nelson (37) weds belly dancer Mayte Garcia (22) in Minneapolis; divorce in 1999
  • 1999-02-14 American singer Prince Rogers Nelson (40) divorces belly dancer Mayte Garcia (25) after 2 years of marriage
  • 2001-12-31 American singer Prince Rogers Nelson (43) weds Canadian businesswoman Manuela Testolini; divorce in 2006

Historical Events

  • 1981-10-11 Then unknown musician Prince Rogers Nelson opens for The Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Coliseum
  • 1984-05-16 "When Doves Cry" single released by Prince Rogers Nelson (Billboard Song of the Year, 1984)
  • 1984-06-25 Prince releases his "Purple Rain" album
  • 1984-08-04 Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks
  • 1984-09-29 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince Rogers Nelson and Revolution peaks at #1

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