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30 yrs ago 2day Prince as Madhouse released his first-ever instrumental album, 8.

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On January 21, 1987 Prince, along with Eric Leeds on sax, released his jazz-instrumental project 8 on Paisley Park Records.

All eight tracks were written or co-written by Prince, and all contain him playing most instruments, with Eric Leeds playing saxophone and flute. All tracks are given written numerical names, from One to Eight, while the album is named numerically.

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Freedom sounds: 20 years ago today Prince releases the brilliant, bittersweet and empowering Emancipation album

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On November 19th, 1996 Prince released his 19th full-length studio album that marked his courageous movement towards artistic freedom. Emancipation was the third album Prince released using his symbol instead of his name; the first two being the albums Love Symbol and Chaos & Disorder. Prince explained that he had changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol to emancipate himself from his contract with Warner Bros, feeling his own name now belonged to the company.

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Paint the internet purple y’all! Prince’s birthday (June 7th) officially declared “Prince Day” in Minnesota in celebration of his life.

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Prince fans from all over the world are remembering and celebrating the life of a legend on his birthday.

Prince was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis and transitioned on April 21, 2016 at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince would have been 58 on June 7. Today, the Minnesota government (finally) honored the legend with his own day.

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Watch a rare clip of Prince performing one of his best-loved songs with Rosie Gaines.

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If you want to see a really powerful performance, watch Prince’s version of the song he wrote for Sinead O’Conner “Nothing Compares 2 U,” because nothing compares to Prince.

The song is so universal in its emotional resonance because it is about loss (something that can  mean something different to everyone), and that has also taken on new meaning after his passing.

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Before you watch Madonna’s tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards, learn about their musical and romantic history

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When the news broke that Madonna was going to do a very public tribute to Prince at the 2016 Billboard Awards, the reaction was controversial. There was a Change.org petition with over 8,000 signatures decrying the choice. Billboard executive producer Mark Bracco defended the decision to have Madonna perform on Tuesday to the Associated Press.

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It is hard to believe that a month ago today we lost The Purple One, The Artist… Prince.

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I have been immersing myself (whenever I can) in his albums, his films, and his presence. It has been so interesting reading about him. He is fascinating and truly gifted in so many ways. It is such a treat to listen to his music that he blessed us with. Such eclectic, amazing music – from his soul in every way, from him writing and producing, to being able to play every instrument.

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