Good-night, sweet Prince: 1958 - 2016 Amazing facts about the legendary musician

Good-night, sweet Prince: 1958 - 2016 Amazing facts about the legendary musician

The prolific musician Prince died on Thursday at his home in the United States. He was 58

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Ever the showman, Prince dazzled millions of fans worldwide.
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1958 - the year prince Nelson Rogers was born, on June 7 in Minneapolis, in the US state of Minnesota

7 - the age at which prince wrote his first song, funk machine

18 - the age at which he signed a contract with Warner music, releasing his first album the following year, two months before his 19th birthday

1 - Prince won an Oscar for best original song for Purple Rain in 1985

32 - the number of Grammy nominations he received; he won seven

39 - the number of studio albums Prince released. This doesn’t include his soundtracks, live or compilation albums

15 - the number of worldwide #1 hits Prince scored

8 - the number of worldwide #1 albums Prince released

27- the number of instruments Prince is credited with playing on his first album. When once asked how many he played in total, he said "thousands"

0 - the number of letters or words in Prince’s chosen stage name between 1993 and 2000, following a dispute with his record label. Instead he went by a sign.

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