Prince's music career spanned 40 years, during which he sold more than 100 million records, won seven Grammys and also grabbed an Oscar for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain.
The singer was renowned for his flamboyant style and originality.
Image 1 of 15 UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Prince Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Image 2 of 15 NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 15: American singer, songwriter, musician and actor Prince performing in NYC at the Bottom Line on February 15, 1980. (Photo by W Image 3 of 15 DETROIT - DECEMBER 20: Musician Prince performs at Cobo Hall on December 20, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leni Sinclair/Getty Images) Image 4 of 15 UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 13: RITZ CLUB Photo of PRINCE, Prince performing on stage - Purple Rain Tour (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns) Image 5 of 15 Image 6 of 15 LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1985: Prince performs in concert circa 1985 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Image 7 of 15 American singer, songwriter and musician Prince collects the award for Best International Artist at the British Record Industry Awards, aka the BRIT A Image 8 of 15 In this May 2, 1990 photo Prince performs a benefit concert for the family of Charles (Big Chick) Huntsberry in Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed Image 9 of 15 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: Prince poses for photographers with his wife Mayte as they arrives at the De Beer and Versace "Diamonds are forever Image 10 of 15 LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 8: Singer Beyonce Knowles performs Purple Rain with musician Prince at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Cente Image 11 of 15 MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 04: Prince performs during the "Pepsi Halftime Show" at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Be Image 12 of 15 In this Saturday evening, Aug. 6 2011 photo American singer and songwriter Prince performs on the Isle of Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark. The concert w Image 13 of 15 LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 794 -- Pictured: Musical guest Prince on March 1, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Gett Image 14 of 15 Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles Image 15 of 15 Prince arrives at Auckland Airport by private jet ahead of his February concert.
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