Prince simultaneously held the number one spots for his movie, album and single during the week of July 27, 1984. His song When Doves Cry was on the top spot on the singles chart, Purple Rain was also number one at the box office the same week the film’s soundtrack was the best-selling album.
Prince’s son was born on October 16, 1996, sadly he passed away a week later from a rare genetic condition called Pfeiffer Syndrome.
When he was 13-years-old, Prince formed his first band called Grand Central. His members were some of his close high school friends.
In the song If I Was Your Girlfriend (1987), we first heard Prince’s feminine alter ego, Camille. He did this effortlessly by singing normally, slowing down the tape, and speeding up again. He actually went on to record an entire album as Camille, but it was never released.
Prince is partly responsible for the Parental Advisory sticker that’s found on some albums. When Tipper Gore (Al Gore’s wife) heard her daughter listening to Darling Nikki, Prince’s song about self-pleasure, she started a legal fight against the RIAA and since then they were forced to put the warning label on albums with explicit lyrics.