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Prince Left Behind a World Bathed in ‘Purple Rain’
When Prince died, there was little doubt as to which of his songs would be used as the soundtrack to the world's mourning.
Lamenting a Somewhat Stolen ‘Kiss’
There's at least one person out there who doesn't get happy every time he randomly stumbles upon a radio station playing Prince's 1986 smash "Kiss."
Just How Noble Was Prince’s ‘Exodus’?
Understatement alert: It must have been rather challenging to be on the Warner Bros. marketing team assigned to Prince in the mid-'90s.
Prince Double-Dips on ‘Soulpsychodelicide’
Prince never released either version of the fabled vault track "Soulpsychodelicide," despite name-checking it in another song.
The Strange, Three-Sided History of ‘Shockadelica’
Three years after he stole Jesse Johnson's thunder with 'Shockadelica,' Prince found himself out-shocked by Ween.
All We Got Was a Fleeting Glimpse of Prince’s ‘The Dawn’
After a decade of tantalizing hints and teases, in 1997 Prince finally shared "Welcome 2 the Dawn," the first song from his long-rumored magnum opus 'The Dawn.'
Prince Magazine Ads Through the Years: 1978-2016
We've collected dozens of magazine ads promoting Prince albums, singles and home videos from throughout his career.
Prince Helps Vanilla Ice Say ‘I Love You’
Vanilla Ice says working with Prince on a song he considers his worst ever ultimately turned a negative memory into a positive one.
How ‘Rockhard in a Funky Place’ Finally Found a Home
It took three tries for 'Rockhard in a Funky Place' to find an album it could call home.
How Prince Took ‘Take Me With U’ Back
What was supposed to be the lead track on Apollonia 6's debut album instead turned out to be 'Purple Rain''s final puzzle piece.