Auideo Show Extended Release: Prince


Since Prince Rogers Nelson passed away recently, we thought it only right to celebrate his life by rereleasing our episode about him. Prince was an amazing inspiration to everyone everywhere. His music and style will forever live on because of his incredible journey. Rest well, Purple One. You're a true star among stars. 

  • Real Name: Prince Rogers Nelson
  • Alias: Prince, "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince", His Royal Badness
  • Born: June 7, 1958 Minneapolis Minnesota
  • Died: April 21, 2016
  • Years Active: late 1970s-
  • Genre/Musical Styles: Pop, Funk, Rock, Dance

Prince was known for fusing pop, funk, rock and a little folk influences together to create his well known seductive sound. Considered the "Pioneer of Minneapolis Sound", Prince has sold well over 100 million records. He is also recognized for having one of the most diverse and full bodied works in music. He's won multiple Grammys, a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, and has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rock magazine Rolling Stones Magazine labeled Prince #27 on the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. His musical influences are said to have been artists like Sly & The Family Stone, Parliament, and James Brown. With over 30 years in the music industry, it is said that Prince looks "as young and as in charge as ever" when he performs. 

If you want to learn more on His Royal Badness, check out the Auideo Show episode all about Prince. Enjoy!