Historical records matching Prince
About Prince Rogers Nelson
Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. He has written several hundred songs and produces and records his own music for his own music label. In addition, he has promoted the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, the Time and Vanity 6, and his songs have been recorded by these artists and others, including Chaka Khan, The Bangles, Sinéad O'Connor, and Kim Basinger.
Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer, and John L. Nelson, a pianist and songwriter. His family however roots are centered in Louisiana with all four of his grandparents hailing from the state. Prince was named after his father, whose stage name was Prince Rogers, and who performed with a jazz group called the Prince Rogers Trio. Prince's parents separated when Prince was ten years old.