Prince is Dead
The iconic singer formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince has died. Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, was found dead at his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota early Thursday morning. He was 57. A cause of death is unknown, but the news follows his recent medical emergency that forced his private plane to make an emergency landing in Illinois last week. He appeared at a concert the next day, telling fans he was battling the flu. Prince sold more than 100 million records worldwide, winning seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2004, and was named one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone. His many projects included The Revolution, The New Power Generation and, most recently, 3rdeyegirl. He released at least 39 studio albums, plus the soundtracks for "Batman" and "Purple Rain," the latter of which he also starred in and won an Oscar for Best Original Song Score. Prince's long list of hits included "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "Raspberry Beret," "Batdance" and "Kiss." In recent years, he also became known for stellar covers of unpredictable songs, ranging from Radiohead's "Creep" at Coachella in 2008 to Foo Fighters' "Best of You" at Super Bowl XLI.