Prince died aged 57 at his Paisley Park home yesterday. The global superstar sold more than 100 million albums and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Over the course of his career the enigmatic musician released 39 albums and in 2007 played a run of 21 concerts at the O2 in London, performing 504 songs over 52 and a half hours to half a million people. That same year his Superbowl performance attracted 140 million viewers. His films Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge grossed more than £50m worldwide and the former won an Oscar for best original song score at the 1984 Academy Awards.
One of the most iconic musicians in music history, Prince's extensive career grew out of the music scene of his native Minneapolis, where he lived his entire life. His 1978 debut album For You and self-titled second LP, released in October 1979, kicked off an incredibly prolific run of albums that included 1999, Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, Sign O The Times and Batman, among others, throughout the 1980s at a clip of nearly one per year, evolving with each release.
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