Prince

Country: US
Real name: Prince Rogers Nelson
Genre: Funk, Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul
Info: Prince was a very popular but mysterious, American pop artist that lived from 7 June 1958 until 21 April 2016. He has many popular songs like '1999', 'When Doves Cry', 'Little Red Corvette', 'Controversy' and 'Kiss', but his biggest hit is undeniably 'Purple Rain'. Prince was a pop icon with and left his mark with his new musical style. Every performance on stage was a big show because of his entertainment skills.
Not only the song text but also every repertuare of the instruments for the album 'For You' released in 1978 are done by him.
In 1984 came his biggest success with the song 'Purple Rain'.
1992 was the year that Prince made a deal with the label of Warner Brothers for a 100 million dollar. The album 'Love Symbol' was releases with his famous love symbol.
Changing names
In 1993 Prince changed his artist name to 'Formerly Known as Prince' because he didn't want to be named as 'Prince' anymore. However in 2000 he changed his name back to 'Prince'.
In 2004, Prince was added to the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame'.