The rhythm guitar, the very instrument seemed to be in love with Prince. Blistering solos in songs like See My Computer and Zannaleefor are tasty and appropriate examples, to prove the above said– as they perfectly showcased the kind of connect he relished with the strings. If we rank the top three guitarists of all time, his name will gloriously smile on the Everest.
Within the pop orbit, he churned out a stunningly large volume and variety of incredible compositions; 39 studio albums between 1978 and 2015. None other musician is even close to the bulk, he poured out to his fans!
In addition to penning several hundred songs for himself, Prince also composed music for other artists, including “Manic Monday” for the Bangles, “I Feel For You” for Chaka Khan, and “Nothing Compares 2 U” for Sinéad O’Connor.
The most original vocalist –may be a step behind Freddy Mercury and Michael Jackson, but way ahead of Daryl Hall, Chaka Khan, Robert Plant and Stevie Nicks. His falsetto is undoubtedly the biggest gift he gave us. His unique style has claimed its influence across the entire spectrum of pop music.
No other pop star could match the range of his talents, which included not just singing, and dancing but also composing, producing, and playing many, many instruments. In fact, Prince played nearly all the instruments on his first five albums. Prince started playing piano at age seven, guitar at 13, and drums at 14, all self-taught.
Earning 32 nominations, Prince won seven Grammy’s. He also had two albums – 1999 and Purple Rain – awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award. In 2007 he won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “The Song of the Heart” from George Miller’s Happy Feet.
One of the best-selling recording artists of all time, Prince sold more than 100 million records worldwide.