Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) known by his mononym Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor, serving as a major figure in popular music for over three decades. Prince was renowned as an innovator and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. His music combined rock, soul, funk, R&B, disco, jazz and pop.
1The Pop Star Was Born
Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 7, 1958. He developed an interest in music at an early age, writing his first song at age seven.