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Did you know that both of Prince's parents were also musically gifted? His father was a songwriter and pianist, and his mother was a jazz singer. Did you know that this talented artist can play a whole range of musical instruments? Find out more interesting facts about this American musician below.

Fun Fact 1 Prince is a famous American singer and songwriter. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 7th June, 1958 and his birth name is Prince Rogers Nelson.

Fun Fact 2 Prince was named after his father who was a pianist and songwriter. His father wanted him to do everything he'd wanted to do in his life. His mother was also musically gifted, she was a jazz singer.

Fun Fact 3: Prince has been unbelievably successful in the music business over the years, producing more than 10 platinum albums!

Fun Fact 4: Prince doesn't only write his own songs, he has also written many songs for other famous people in the music business during his career.

Fun Fact 5: Prince wrote his first song when he was just seven years old! The song was called 'Funk Machine' and he played it on his Father's piano.

Fun Fact 6: Prince is multi-talented, he is not only a successful singer and songwriter, he can also play several instruments, needless to say he is one of the most musically gifted individuals on the planet!

Fun Fact 7: A number of artists have recorded songs by Prince including Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, Sinead O'Conner and other well-known musicians.

Fun Fact 8: At a young age, before becoming a successful solo artist, Prince recorded songs with 94 East which was his cousin's band.

Fun Fact 9: Prince first became widely known in 1978 when he released his debut album which was called 'For You'. This album contained two particular songs which were so popular with his fans that the album went platinum in 1979. The two songs were called 'I Wanna Be Your Lover' and 'Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?'

Fun Fact 10: In 1984, a rock musical drama movie about the musical talents of Prince was released. The movie was a huge success and became a cult classic. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. Prince starred in the film and it was at this time that his single 'Purple Rain' was released and also became a massive success.

Fun Fact 11: In 1993, Prince started using the unpronounceable symbol of love to represent his stage name.

Fun Fact 12: Prince's music career has achieved ongoing success. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time and has won countless awards for his achievements including Academy Awards, a Golden Globe and Grammy Awards.

Fun Fact 13: Prince's music talent stretches over a whole range of different types of music including pop, rock, soul and R&B.

Fun Fact 14: Prince is a Jehovah Witness, he became a member in 2001 and regularly attends meetings. He claims it was not a conversion of faith but rather more a realization.

Fun Fact 15: Prince has been married twice. His first marriage was to his backup dancer and singer, Mayte Garcia, whom he married on 14th February, 1996. His second marriage was to Manuela Testolini. He has been romantically involved with several famous women over the years including Madonna and Kim Basinger.

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