Prince has died at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57.
Prince’s legacy as a musician, a singer, a style icon and an endlessly creative mind is nearly unparalleled, and his influence stretches from pop to R&B to funk to hip-hop and everywhere in between.
It was 1984’s Purple Rain that cemented him as one of the greatest artists of his generation, claiming victory over Michael Jackson’s Thriller for Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the 1985 American Music Awards.
Prince wrote hundreds of songs for himself and other artists. He released 39 solo studio albums and never stopped releasing new material; including four in the last 18 months. selling more than 100 million records during his career.
Chic Guitarist Nile Rodgers Tweeted “#RIP our dearly beloved #Prince. Tears and love on our tour bus. @CHICorg @nilerodgers I’ll never forget my brother. We’ve had #good times” and shared their last “Jam ” at Essence Music Festival
#RIP #Prince Here's our last jam together David Bowie #LetsDance @essencefest #Luv4Ever @nilerodgers https://t.co/w6BmJ1kuzJ
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) April 21, 2016