Prince Rogers Nelson Biography

Updated On Oct 24, 2017 Published On Mar 27, 2017
Facts of Prince Rogers Nelson
Date of Birth: 1958 , June-7
Date of Death: 2016 , April-21
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
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Prince is one of the famous stars in the Hollywood and he has been romantically linked with many personalities such as Kim Basinger, Vanity, Sheila E, Carmen Electra, Anna Fantastic and Susan Mo from Vanity 6. Prince got engaged to Susannah Melvin in 1985, but they got separated. Prince married his first wife Mayer-Garcia, a backup dancer on February 14, 1966. They had one son named Ahmir Gregory, who died just after the week of his birth. The couple got divorced in 1999. After then he married his second wife named Manuela Testolini in 2001 and they also got divorced in May 2006.

Prince is no more with us, he died on April 21, 2016, at his Paisley park recording studio of a drug overdose in and flu.

Prince has been one of the most successful artists and his net worth was estimated to be around $300 million.

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Born in Minnesota, United Sates

June 7 , 1958

Prince is a famous American singer, actor, songwriter and a record producer who was born in the late 1950s. He was born as Prince Roger Nelson to his parents John L. Nelson and Mattie Shaw in Minnesota, United Sates. He is famous for his electric work and wide voice range.

Married with , Mayer-Garcia

February 14 , 1996

Prince married his first wife, Mayer-Garcia, a backup dancer on February 14, 1996. The couple has a son named Ahmir Gregory who died just after one week of his birth. The couple remains together for about 3 years and got divorced in 1999.

Married with Manuela Testolini

2001

Prince married his second wife Manuela Testolini in 2001. The couple was together for about 5 years but they didn’t have any children. The couple were happy and together for about 5 years but they couldn’t continue their marriage for long and got divorced in 2006.

Net worth is $300 million

2015

Prince was one of the successful artists in Hollywood. He has released many albums and has been part of the many shows and movies. He had earned a good sum from his career. In 2015, his net worth was estimated to be around $300 million.

Died because of illness

April 21 , 2016

Prince suffered from a disease named influenza and also he had been in drug addiction. He was very ill and he was checked up by Dr. Howard Kornfeld a specialist in pain management and addiction medicine. He died on April 21, 2016, at his Paisley park recording studio.

Movie debut from Purple Rain

1984

Prince made his debut in movies from the movie named Purple Rain which was released in 1984. In that movie he had the role of the kid and the movie was directed by Albert Magnoli. After then he appeared in many movies and his last appearance was on a movie named Graffiti Bridge.

 

Television debut from Muppets Tonight

1997

Prince made his debut in television from the television show named Muppets Tonight which was released in 1997. In that show, he has the role of himself and he was featured in the 11th episode of the show. His last appearance in TV was on New Girl.

Created Band

1979

Prince created a band in 1979 along with Andre Cymone on bass, Gayle Chapman and Doctor Flink on piano, Bobby Z. on drums and Dez Dickerson on guitar. The band had their first show in Capri Theater on January 5, 1979.

Released first album Prince

1979

Prince released his first album named Prince in October 1979. The album was a super hit and it ranked at No. 4 on the Billboard Top R&B/ Black Albums and No.22 on the Billboard 200. The album became the super hit and it went platinum.

Released second album Dirty MInd

1980

Prince released his second album named Dirty Mind in 1980. The album contained sexually explicit material and it had the song such as Head and Sister. The album was a super hit during that time and it ranked at No. 5 on the Billboard Dance and No. 5 on the Hot Soul Singles charts.

Won Academy Awards

1985

Prince has won many major awards in his career. He has won an Academy Awards in 1985 for his work in Purple Rain in the category of Best Original Song Score. Similarly he was won other major awards including American Music Award.

Won Golden Globe Awards

2007

Prince has also won a Golden Globe Awards out of his 2 nominations. He won Golden Globe Awards in 2007 for his work in “The Song of the Heart” in the category of Best Original Song. Similarly he was won other major awards including BRET Awards and Brit Awards.