The artist first known as
Prince Rogers Nelson, and then just Prince, and then Formerly as Prince, and then Prince
again, had a major impact on 80's music. In the
80's, his backing band was known as The Revolution. Prince as
born to a musical family in Minnesota, and he was named
after his father, whose stage name was Prince Rogers.
As as a child, his friends knew Price as "Skipper".
He grew up playing in various bands in high school.
By 17, in 1976, Prince had landed a record deal.
Prince debuted in 1978
with the album
For You, on which he performed all instruments.
It was his self-titled 1979 release that began getting
him national attention with the two hit songs "Why You
Wanna Treat Me So Bad?", "I Wanna Be Your Lover", and
"Sexy Dancer". Prince released 8 albums in the
1980's and had a ton of hits, not only on the Billboard
charts, but also on the R&B Charts, Dance Charts, and
internationally. Prince had so many hits, we can't
list them all here, but will mention some of the
highlights: "1999", "Little Red Corvette",
"Delirious", "When Doves Cry", "Let's Go Crazy", "Purple
Rain", "I Would Die 4 U", "Raspberry Beret", "Pop Life",
"Kiss", "Sign o' the Times", "U Got the Look", "I Could
Never Take the Place of Your Man", "Alphabet St.", and "Batdance".
In addition to all the great songs, it is
well known that Prince also tried his hand at acting,
his most famous being his role as The Kid in the movie
Purple Rain. Other Price facts? It
was thanks to Prince's nasty song "Darling Nikki" that
Tipper Gore founded the Parents Music Resource Center
(where the Parental Advisory stickers come from).
In 1993, he changed his name to the symbol on one of his
albums, often referred to as the Love Symbol.
As the years have
rolled on, Prince has continued his activity, and
managed to put himself in the news from time to time.
In the mid 1990's, sales were poor for some Prince
albums as he struggled against Warner Brothers.
Nevertheless, the 1990's were better than the 2000's and
2010's for him. Even though he has continued to
produce, he has failed to significantly chart. We
don't care about that at ilovethe80s.com...we only
remember the 80's! The Price Discography is as
follows:1978: For You
1980: Dirty Mind
1984: Purple Rain
1985: Around the World in a Day
1987: Sign "O" the Times
1989: The Scandalous Sex Suite
1990: New Power Generation Remixes
1990: Graffiti Bridge
1991: Diamonds and Pearls
1991: Gett Off Remix
1991: Cream Remixes
1992: My Name Is Prince Remixes
1992: 7 Remixes
1992: Love Symbol Album
1993: The Hits 1
1993: The Hits 2
1993: The Hits/The B-Sides
1994: The Black Album
1994: The Beautiful Experience
1994: Letitgo Remixes
1994: Space Remixes
1995: I Hate U Remixes
1995: The Gold Experience
1996: Chaos and Disorder
1996: Girl 6
1998: Crystal Ball / The Truth / Kamasutra
1998: Crystal Ball / The Truth
1999: The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale
1999: Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
1999: The New Master
1999: The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
2000: NPG Music Club Vol. 1–12
2001: Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic
2001: The Rainbow Children
2001: The Very Best of Prince
2002: One Nite Alone... Live!
2002: One Nite Alone...
2004: The Chocolate Invasion
2004: The Slaughterhouse
2006: Ultimate Prince
2007: Planet Earth
2008: Indigo Nights