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  1. 1999

    1999 (2007)


    1999 is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Prince. It released on October 27, 1982 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was his first top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States (peaking at number 9) and became the fifth best-selling album of 1983 and was certified Multi-Platinum by RIAA. 1999 was Prince's breakthrough album, but his next album, Purple Rain, would become his most successful. The title track was a protest against nuclear proliferation and became his first top ten hit in countries outside the United States.

  2. 20ten

    20ten (2010)


    20Ten is the thirty-second studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on July 10, 2010, by NPG Records as a free covermount with the Daily Mirror and Daily Record in the UK and Ireland, and Het Nieuwsblad and De Gentenaar in Belgium. It was also released on July 22, 2010, with Rolling Stone magazine in Germany, and Courrier International in France.

  3. 3121

    3121 (2006)


    3121 (pronounced "thirty-one twenty-one") is the twenty-eighth studio album by Prince. The album, released March 21, 2006 in the U.S., is distributed through Universal Records.

  4. Around the World in a Day

    Around the World in a Day (2007)


    Around the World in a Day is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Prince and The Revolution. It was released on April 22, 1985 by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records. In compliance with Prince's wishes, the record company released the album with minimal publicity, not even releasing an accompanying single until almost a full month after the album's release. Prince made the request because he preferred the public to first experience the record in its entirety rather than through any particular song.

  5. C-Note

    C-Note (2004)


    C-Note is the second live album by Prince and The New Power Generation, released in 2003. Its genre is jazz, with four tracks taken from soundchecks during the One Nite Alone... tour.

  6. Chaos and Disorder

    Chaos and Disorder (1996)


    Chaos and Disorder is the eighteenth studio album by Prince (his stage name at that time being the love symbol he created). The album reached #26 in the US and #14 in the UK, and is now out of print in America and the UK. Prince refused to promote the album, still engaged in his fight against his Warner Bros. contract, and the album was released simply to fulfill his contract obligations. The single, "Dinner with Delores", was released in the UK only and despite the lowkey promotion, became a Top 40 hit.

  7. Come

    Come (1994)


    Come is the fifteenth studio album by Prince, released during his public dispute with his then-record company, Warner Bros.

  8. Controversy

    Controversy (2007)


    Controversy is the fourth studio album by Prince, released on October 14, 1981. Keith Harris of Blender calls the album "Prince's first attempt to get you to love him for his mind, not just his body" and comments that it "refines the propulsive funk of previous albums and adds treatises on religion, work, nuclear war and Abscam."

  9. Crystal Ball

    Crystal Ball (1998)


    Crystal Ball is an unreleased studio album by Prince recorded throughout 1986. The album was planned to consist of 3 LPs and cover a broad range of musical styles.

  10. Diamonds and Pearls

    Diamonds and Pearls (1991)


    Diamonds and Pearls is the thirteenth studio album by American recording artist Prince, released October 1, 1991, on Paisley Park Records. It is his first album to have the New Power Generation, his backing band at the time, receive co-billing. The album produced several hit singles, including "Gett Off", "Cream", "Money Don't Matter 2 Night", "Insatiable", and the title track. Dancers Lori Werner (then dancing under the stage name of Lori Elle) and Robia LaMorte, known as "Diamond" and "Pearl" respectively, are featured on the holographic cover (re-pressings of the album are non-holographic). Diamond and Pearl also appeared in the music videos for "Cream", "Strollin'", "Gett Off", and the title track, and also participated in Prince's Diamonds and Pearls tour.

  11. Dirty Mind

    Dirty Mind (2007)


    Dirty Mind is the third studio album by American musician Prince, released October 8, 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. It was produced, arranged and composed primarily by Prince. The album debuted at number 63 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and earned widespread acclaim from music critics. On June 6, 1984, it was certified gold in shipments by the Recording Industry Association of America. Pitchfork Media ranked Dirty Mind number 87 on its list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1980s. In 2003, the album was ranked number 204 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Slant Magazine listed the album at #53 on its list of the "Best Albums of the 1980s".

  12. Emancipation

    Emancipation (1996)


    Emancipation is the nineteenth studio album by Prince (then known by the love symbol he created). The title refers to Prince's freedom from his contract with Warner Bros. Records after 18 years, with whom he had a contentious relationship. The album was Prince's third to be released that year (along with Chaos and Disorder and the soundtrack album of the Spike Lee movie, Girl 6), making 1996 one of the most prolific years for material released by Prince.

  13. Exodus

    Exodus (1995)


    Exodus is a 1995 album by The New Power Generation. Although the tracklist boasts 21 tracks, many of them are narrative segues, leaving only nine actual songs. Of those, one is an instrumental. The album spawned three singles, however only one was released in the U.S.

  14. Family



    Family was a cult band from Spain in the 1990s. Although initially unsuccessful, Family gradually acquired a fanbase and is now highly recognised in the Spanish underground pop scene. Their only album, Un Soplo en el Corazón has been praised for its poetic lyrics, inspired music and elegant artwork.

  15. For You

    For You (1987)


    For You is the debut studio album by Prince. Released on April 7, 1978 (two months shy of his 20th birthday) and bearing the soon-to-be classic tag "Produced, arranged, composed, and performed by Prince," the album is generally regarded as a promising but somewhat insubstantial early effort. The album peaked at #163 on the US Pop Charts (#21 R&B), and would go on to sell 430,000 copies domestically (983,000 copies worldwide).

  16. Glam Slam Ulysses

    Glam Slam Ulysses


    Glam Slam Ulysses was a 1993 musical production by Prince, loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, featuring a combination of live performances and video, with thirteen previously unreleased songs.

  17. Lotusflower



    Lotusflower (stylized as LOtUSFLOW3R) is the thirtieth and thirty-first studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on March 24, 2009 by NPG Records. A triple album set, it contains two Prince albums, his 22nd solo studio album LOtUSFLOW3R and his 23rd solo studio album MPLSºUND, as well as Elixer, the debut studio album by Prince protegée Bria Valente. The three albums are sold exclusively in the United States at Target as a 3-disc set, and in Europe from more online music stores.

  18. Love Symbol Album

    Love Symbol Album


    is the fourteenth studio album by American recording artist Prince, released October 13, 1992 on Paisley Park and Warner Bros. Records. Due to its official title being an unpronounceable symbol, which Prince later adopted as his name, the album has been referred to as the Love Symbol Album, Symbol Album, or simply Symbol. It is Prince's second album to feature his backing group, The New Power Generation, which received co-billing for the release. The album contains elements of musical styles including funk, R&B, hip hop, jazz, reggae, and synthpop. It has sold over five million copies worldwide.

  19. Lovesexy

    Lovesexy (1988)


    Lovesexy is the tenth studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on May 10, 1988 by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records. Lovesexy was issued as a substitute record after the release of the infamous The Black Album had been suddenly cancelled. The Black Album and Lovesexy almost act as companion pieces, sharing the song "When 2 R in Love", but are nearly opposite in theme. The album was recorded in just seven weeks, from mid-December 1987 to late January 1988, at Prince's new Paisley Park Records, and most of the album is a solo effort from Prince, with a few exceptions. The opening track, "Eye No", was recorded with the full band (Miko Weaver on guitar, Levi Seacer, Jr. on bass, Doctor Fink and Boni Boyer on keyboards, Eric Leeds on saxophone, Atlanta Bliss on trumpet and Sheila E. on drums). Sheila E., in fact, plays drums on several tracks and sings backup, along with Boyer. Leeds and Bliss provide horns on most tracks, and Ingrid Chavez provides the intro to "Eye No". As opposed to the LP release, early CD copies of Lovesexy have the entire album in sequence as a single track, so the album is heard in the context of a continuous sequence, though some later editions have it as nine separate tracks.

  20. Mazarati



    Mazarati was an American R&B band formed in the mid-1980s by former Prince and The Revolution bassist Brown Mark. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, they are now defunct as a group. The band's sole hit was a song called "100 MPH", which was written and co-produced by Prince.

  21. Musicology

    Musicology (2004)


    Musicology is the twenty-seventh studio album by Prince, released on April 20, 2004, which proved to be his most successful in years, reaching the Top 5 of the album charts in the U.S, UK, Germany, and many other countries.

  22. N.E.W.S

    N.E.W.S (2003)


    N.E.W.S. is the twenty-fourth studio album by Prince, containing four tracks of 14 minutes duration each. Recorded at Prince's Paisley Park Records over a single day, the album was initially available through Prince's NPG Music Club website on May 26, 2003 before becoming widely commercially available on July 22. The album can be seen as a modern incarnation of Madhouse, but this time as a Prince release. Original Madhouse member Eric Leeds lends his talents, as well as The New Power Generation members John Blackwell, Rhonda Smith and Renato Neto. The album is reportedly the lowest-selling Prince album released to date, with just 30,000 copies sold, but it did become a top ten hit on the Billboard Internet sales chart, and garnered a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Instrumental Performance".

  23. Newpower Soul

    Newpower Soul


    Newpower Soul is a 1998 album by The New Power Generation, but is a de facto Prince album (his stage name at that time being an unpronounceable symbol). The album was announced as a "Prince" album in a press release issued by his publicist, but mere days later his official website at the time claimed those were mere rumors.

  24. One Nite Alone...

    One Nite Alone... (2002)


    One Nite Alone... is the twenty-second studio album by Prince, released in 2002. It features him singing and accompanying himself on piano, making only occasional use of other instruments. It includes a cover of the Joni Mitchell classic, "A Case of You", retitled "A Case of U". Mitchell receives special thanks in the liner notes. One song that caused some controversy amongst fans is "Avalanche", which describes Abraham Lincoln as a racist.

  25. One Nite Alone Live

    One Nite Alone Live (2002)


    One Nite Alone... Live! is a live album box set by Prince and The New Power Generation, containing live recordings from the intimate One Nite Alone... Tour performances. The album was released in 2002 but many of the tracks were new arrangements of songs dating from more than 20 years earlier.

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