Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known by his stage name Prince, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. He established his own recording studio and label; writing, self-producing and playing most, or all, of the instruments on his recordings. In addition, he has been a 'talent promoter' for the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, The Time and Vanity 6, and his songs have been recorded by these artists and others (including Chaka Khan, The Bangles, Sinad O'Connor, and Kim Basinger). He also has several hundred unreleased songs in his 'vault'.
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