2016 has seen a number of entertainment’s best loved performers pass away. On Thursday 21st April 2016, the world recieved the shocking news of another world renowned artist’s death. The world of music mourns the loss of Prince, who was found unresponsive in the elevator at his home in Minnesota, USA.
The words icon, innovator and legend get thrown about too often these days, but Prince defined all of those words. He sold over 100 million records with hits such as “Purple Rain” and “1999” bringing joy to world during 5 decades. Prince, real name Prince Rodgers Nelson, released 104 singles, 5 of which reached #1 in the US music charts.
He was well known for his flamboyant performing style, sexual lyrics and his broad selection of musical genres. Prince’s musical genius didn’t stop at performing, as a song writer he penned lyrics for the likes of Sinead O’Connor and MC Hammer