• Prince was a music icon
  • He died in 2016
  • THIS is a quick look back at his life

Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prince signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records at the age of 19. The singer released his debut album, 'For You,' in 1978. Prince’s continued success solidified his sound, which blended funk, dance and rock.

Prince is still a unique specimen

He made his film debut in 'Purple Rain,' and released a soundtrack album with the same name.

Also interesting:

It spent 24 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the 'Billboard' 200. His final album was 'Hit n Run Phase Two...'

Watch the video above to learn more!