Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the pop superstar started his way to fame with the release of Prince, Dirty Mind, and Controversy. Fusion of religious and sexual themes in the albums created a great extent of controversy. In 1999, Prince came out with the album Purple Rain to confirm his superstar status with top hits such as Let’s Go Crazy and When Doves Cry. Throughout his career, he won seven Grammy awards.
He died on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. His body was discovered at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota. A week before his death, his private plane made an emergency landing due to medical emergency. He was hospitalized for severe flu.