Sean Chris is a French Caribbean artist who knew he wanted to be a singer when his sister entered him into a local radio contest in Paris. He made it to the finals and had the opportunity to perform live at the Bataclan Theatre, two nights in a row. This exceptional experience pushed him to take his singing career seriously.
Fans, friends and family marked the second anniversary of Prince’s passing with a four-day celebration at Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Celebration 2018 honored the unique life and legacy of the prodigiously talented cultural icon Prince Rogers Nelson. In its second year, the four-day special event took place between April 19th and 22nd at Prince’s historic home and recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis at Paisley Park.
Clémentine Campardou aka Blule is a Paris-born illustrator. After working in the corporate world for brands like L’Oreal and Fila, the current Sydney, Australia resident decided that she missed painting. The wife and mother of two has made quite a name for herself with her watercolor art and has even earned a following among comic book enthusiasts for her sophisticated superhero originals.
Prince: A Private View takes you behind the lens on an intimate trip through the extraordinary life of the legendary musician through never-before-seen photos and personal recollections.
Iranian born photographer and filmmaker Afshin Shahidi first met Prince in 1993. After working as his cinematographer on numerous video projects he was invited to document his 2002 One Night Alone Tour, and would become Prince’s personal photographer for a decade.
Fans, friends and family marked the first anniversary of Prince’s passing with an epic four-day celebration at Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Two thousand Prince fans from around the world gathered April 20th to 23rd to enjoyed live performances, panel discussions, exclusive concert screenings and guided tours during Celebration 2017.
Prince would transcend exactly a week after performing two Piano And A Microphone shows at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
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.
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.
In 2010 Prince was honored with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award, tonight BET has planned a musical celebration honoring his life during the 2016 award show with performances by Sheila E, Janelle Monae, The Roots and more. Tune in now!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Purple Rain is a 1984 American rock musical drama film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. The film stars Prince, making his film debut playing a semi-autobiographical character. Purple Rain was developed to showcase his talents and hence contains several extended concert sequences. The film grossed more than US$68 million at the box office.