Why Famous: 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.
- 1996-02-14 Singer Prince Rogers Nelson (37) weds belly dancer Mayte Garcia (22) in Minneapolis
- 1999-02-14 Singer Prince Rogers Nelson (40) divorces belly dancer Mayte Garcia (25) after 2 years of marriage
- 2001-12-31 Singer Prince Rogers Nelson (43) weds Manuela Testolini
- 1984-06-25 Prince releases his "Purple Rain" album
- 1984-08-04 Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks