Prince's Greatest Moments Throughout All Time
Eighties icon and pop sensation Prince Rogers Nelson, has died aged 57. Here are some of his greatest moments throughout his career.
1. Prince's fourth album 'Controversy' lived up to it's name.
Prince was constantly challenging convention. In 1981 he released his fourth album, which raised a few eyebrows as it featured hits called 'Sexuality', 'Do Me Baby' and 'Jack U Off'. Picture: PA
2. He didn't just write his own songs.
Little known to many he also wrote 'Manic Monday' for The Bangles and created the incredible ballad 'Nothing Compares 2U', as made famous by the wonderful Sinead O'Connor.
3. Throughout his career, he sold more than 100 million records.
His sixth studio album 'Purple Rain' is often ranked the best album of all time. It features songs like 'I Would Die 4 U', 'Baby I'm a Star' and of course 'Purple Rain'.
4. He wanted to change his name to 'The Artist Formerly Known As Prince'.
Because no one can tell Prince what to do! In 1993 he announced that he wanted to change his name to a squiggle that couldn't be pronounced. So he asked people to call him 'The Artist Formerly Known As Prince (TAFKAP)'. Unsurprisingly, the name never stuck! Picture: PA
5. He appeared in public with the word 'slave' on his cheek.
In 1993, his record label were putting him under a lot of pressure over the release of his album 'The Gold Experience', he appeared in public with the word 'slave' on his cheek. Picture: WENN
6. Prince joined Instagram!
2015 saw Prince 'get with the times' and join the social media site. In the short time he was on it, he racked up 245 thousand followers. As in life, he followed no one. Picture: Getty
7. He always said the unexpected.
Just when you thought you knew what Prince would say next, in 2009 he told US talk-show host Tavis Smiley that his childhood epilepsy was cured by angels... Picture: PA