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Prince Leaves Behind a World Bathed in ‘Purple Rain’ – 365 Prince Songs in a Year
When Prince died, there was little doubt as to which of his songs would be used as the soundtrack to the world's mourning.
Lamenting a Somewhat Stolen ‘Kiss': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
There's at least one person out there who doesn't get happy every time he randomly stumbles upon a radio station playing Prince's 1986 smash "Kiss."
Just How Noble Was Prince’s ‘Exodus’?: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Understatement alert: It must have been rather challenging to be on the Warner Bros. marketing team assigned to Prince in the mid-'90s.
Prince Double-Dips on ‘Soulpsychodelicide': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince never released either version of the fabled vault track "Soulpsychodelicide," despite name-checking it in another song.
The Strange, Three-Sided History of ‘Shockadelica': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Three years after he stole Jesse Johnson's thunder with 'Shockadelica,' Prince found himself out-shocked by Ween.
All We Got Was a Fleeting Glimpse of ‘The Dawn': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
After a decade of tantalizing hints and teases, in 1997 Prince finally shared "Welcome 2 the Dawn," the first song from his long-rumored magnum opus 'The Dawn.'
Prince Magazine Ads Through the Years: 1978-2016
We've collected dozens of magazine ads promoting Prince albums, singles and home videos from throughout his career.
Prince Helps Vanilla Ice Say ‘I Love You’ – 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Vanilla Ice says working with Prince on a song he considers his worst ever ultimately turned a negative memory into a positive one.
How ‘Rockhard in a Funky Place’ Finally Found a Home: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
It took three tries for 'Rockhard in a Funky Place' to find an album it could call home.
How Prince Took ‘Take Me With U’ Back: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
What was supposed to be the lead track on Apollonia 6's debut album instead turned out to be 'Purple Rain''s final puzzle piece.