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
The singer was renowned for his flamboyant style and originality.
Image 1 of 15: The musician, Prince, circa 1970. Photo / Getty Images Image 2 of 15: American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor Prince performing in NYC at the Bottom Line, 1980. Photo / Getty Images Image 3 of 15: Musician Prince performs at Cobo Hall on December 20, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo / Getty Images Image 4 of 15: Prince performing on stage during his Purple Rain Tour, circa 1984. Photo / Getty Images Image 5 of 15: Prince's handwritten lyrics for his song Purple Rain. Image 6 of 15: Prince performs in concert circa 1985 in Los Angeles, California. Photo / Getty Images Image 7 of 15: American singer, songwriter and musician Prince collects the award for Best International Artist at the BRIT Awards, 1985. Photo / Getty Images Image 8 of 15: Prince was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential music, 1990. Photo / AP Image 9 of 15: Prince poses for photographers with his wife Mayte, 1999. Photo / Getty Images Image 10 of 15: Singer Beyonce Knowles performs Purple Rain with musician Prince at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, 2004. Photo / Getty Images Image 11 of 15: Prince performs during the 'Pepsi Halftime Show' at Super Bowl, 2007. Photo / AP Image 12 of 15: American singer and songwriter Prince performs on the Isle of Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011. Photo / AP Image 13 of 15: Musical guest Prince on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show, 2013. Photo / Getty Images Image 14 of 15: Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards, 2015. Photo / AP Image 15 of 15: Prince arrives at Auckland Airport by private jet ahead of his February concert, 2016.
Image 1 of 15: The musician, Prince, circa 1970. Photo / Getty Images
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