- Name: Prince
- Age at Death: 57 years old
- Height: 5ft 2in (158 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: US $300 Million
- Status: Deceased
Prince was a famous singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, record producer and actor born out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He achieved international famed in the 1980s. Prince has reportedly changed his name four times throughout his lifetime. Prince Roger Nelson was born on June 7, 1958 to mother Mattie Della (a Jazz performer) and father John Nelson (a pianist). Though they separated throughout his youth, music had a major impact on Prince’s life. Prince later formed a music band with friends called Champagne which saw minimal success.
As a teenager, Prince began working on high quality tracks. At age 18, he signed a recording contract with Warner Brothers Record as the youngest producer. In 1978, Prince kicked of his career with his debut album “For You.” He would released three more albums in the next 3 year: Prince (1979), Dirty Mind (1980) and Controversy (1981). Some of Prince music contained sexually explicit material. For a beginner artist, his initial albums did fairly well, however, they were not the best. Some of his songs did stir controversy with fans, due to their blend of religious and sexual themes.
Prince exploded into the spotlight with the released of his next album 1999 and Purple Rain, released in 1982 and 1984 respectively. The hit albums rewarded him with international fame and success. A movie was also made after the album Purple Rain which Prince starred in. By the late 1980s, Prince had become one of the most successful Pop artist. Not only was he a successful artist, Prince was a multi instrumentalist. He has reportedly mastered every instrument involved in his music production. He was widely known for being very protective and selective with his music. He tend to perform most of the instruments on his tracks.
In recent years, Prince performed at the 2004 Grammy’s with Beyonce. That same year, he released the album Musicology which became very successful. The album rewarded him with 2 Grammys. In 2006, Prince was tossed back into the lime light with the release of “Song of the Heart” for animated film Happy Feet. As a result, he won a golden globe for it. Outside of music, things became weird.
Prince changed his name at least 4 times throughout his lifetime; The Purple One, The artist formally known as Prince, and Jamie Starr just to name a few. He also changed his name to some unpronounceable symbol.
Prince Rogers Nelson died on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. His reported cause of death was an accidental overdose of fentanyl.. He was also being treated for flu-like symptoms prior to his death. He was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince was married twice, first to Mayte Garcia (1996-2000), followed by Manuela Testolini (2001-2006). He’s dated a large number of women and was even rumored to be gay at one point. He had a son, Boy Gregory, who died from Pfeiffer syndrome. Prince’s net worth was $300 million.
Prince Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Prince Rogers Nelson
- Birthday: June 7, 1958
- How Old : Age: 58 years old
- Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 2in (158 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Music Producer, Film Director
- Years Active: 1976-present
- Net Worth 2017: US $300 Million
- Marriage(s): Mayte Garcia (1996-1999), Manuela Testolini (2001-2006)
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: April 21, 2016
- Cause of Death: Drug Overdose
- Place of Death: Chanhassen, Minnesota, U.S.