Prince albums discography

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Prince albums discography
Releases
Studio albums 24
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 5
EPs 12
Singles 91
Video albums 17
Music videos 136
Soundtracks 5
Internet albums 10
Internet singles 14

This article includes the discography of Prince. Also included is a list of the songs and recordings he has written and produced during his career. See also The New Power Generation and 94 East discographies.

Prince is an extremely prolific artist, having released several hundred songs both under his own name and under pseudonyms and/or pen names, as well as writing songs which have been recorded by other artists. Estimates of the actual number of songs written by Prince (released and unreleased) range anywhere from five hundred to well over one thousand. Prince has sold over 100 million records worldwide,[1] including 48.9 million certified units in the United States, and over 4 million records in the United Kingdom.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
AUS
[3][4]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
NZ
[13]
1978 For You 163
1979 Prince
  • Released: October 19, 1979
  • Label: Warner Bros.
22 UK: Silver[14]
US: Platinum[15]
1980 Dirty Mind
  • Released: October 8, 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros.
45 US: Gold[15]
1981 Controversy
  • Released: October 14, 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros.
21 55 UK: Silver[14]
US: Platinum[15]
1982 1999
  • Released: October 27, 1982
  • Label: Warner Bros.
9 35 25
[16]
30 6 CAN: Platinum[17]
UK: Platinum[14]
US: 4× Platinum[15]
1985 Around the World in a Day[A]
  • Released: April 22, 1985
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
1 12 7 16
[18]
10 5 10 1 8 5 16 UK: Gold[14]
US: 3× Platinum[15]
1987 Sign o' the Times
  • Released: March 30, 1987
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
6 20 2 27
[19]
11 3 3 6 1 4 6 CAN: 4× Platinum
UK: Platinum[14]
US: Platinum[15]
1988 Lovesexy
  • Released: May 10, 1988
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
11 13 3 7
[20]
4 1 2 1 1 1 1 UK: Platinum[14]
US: Gold[15]
1991 Diamonds and Pearls[B]
  • Released: October 1, 1991
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
3 1 4 8
[21]
8 5 5 8 3 2 5 CAN: 2× Platinum[17]
UK: 3× Platinum[14]
US: 2× Platinum[15]
1992 Love Symbol Album[22] [B]
  • Released: October 13, 1992
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
5 1 1 16
[23]
5 5 10 10 4 1 4 UK: Platinum[14]
US: Platinum[15]
1994 Come
  • Released: August 16, 1994
  • Label: Warner Bros.
15 2 4 34
[24]
9 4 7 7 4 1 16 UK: Gold[14]
US: Gold[15]
The Black Album
  • Released: November 22, 1994
  • Label: Warner Bros.
47 15 7 48
[25]
49 35 8 36
1995 The Gold Experience
  • Released: September 26, 1995
  • Label: NPG, Warner Bros.
6 13 28 35
[26]
24 3 12 11 7 4 UK: Gold[14]
US: Gold[15]
1996 Chaos and Disorder
  • Released: July 9, 1996
  • Label: Warner Bros.
26 54 17 43
[27]
42 8 15 32 21 14
Emancipation
  • Released: November 19, 1996
  • Label: NPG, EMI
11 8 13 24
[28]
21 13 27 22 1 18 22 CAN: Platinum[17]
US: 2× Platinum[15]
1998 Crystal Ball / The Truth
  • Released: March 3, 1998
  • Label: NPG
62 91
1999 The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale
  • Released: August 24, 1999
  • Label: Warner Bros.
85 40 44 15 21 47
Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
  • Released: November 9, 1999
  • Label: NPG, Arista
18 82 44 5
[29]
53 17 37 49 19 145 US: Gold[15]
2001 The Rainbow Children
  • Released: November 20, 2001
  • Label: NPG, Redline Entertainment
109 74
2003 N.E.W.S
  • Released: July 29, 2003
  • Label: NPG, MP Media
93 83
2004 Musicology
  • Released: April 20, 2004
  • Label: NPG, Columbia
3 19 4 11 4 3 2 6 2 3 25 CAN: Gold[17]
UK: Gold[14]
US: 2× Platinum[15]
2006 3121
  • Released: March 21, 2006
  • Label: NPG, Universal
1 18 15 9 4 3 5 18 1 9 UK: Silver[14]
US: Gold[15]
2007 Planet Earth
  • Released: July 24, 2007
  • Label: NPG, Columbia
3 38 11 17 7 3 9 35 1
2009 Lotusflow3r / MPLSound
  • Released: March 29, 2009
  • Label: NPG
2 23 US: Gold[15]
2010 20Ten
  • Released: July 10, 2010
  • Label: NPG
2014 PLECTRUMELECTRUM [C]
  • Released: September 30, 2014
  • Label: NPG/Warner Bros.
ART OFFICIAL AGE [C]
  • Released: September 30, 2014
  • Label: NPG/Warner Bros.
A^ With The Revolution
B^ With The New Power Generation
C^ With 3rd Eye Girl

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
NZ
[13]
1984 Purple Rain [A]
  • Released: June 25, 1984
  • Label: Warner Bros.
1 1 8 1
[30]
5 1 4 3 7 7 2 CAN: 6× Platinum[17]
UK: 2× Platinum[14]
US: 13× Platinum[15]
1986 Parade [A]
  • Released: March 31, 1986
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
3 8 7 11
[31]
6 4 10 5 2 4 7 UK: Platinum[14]
US: Platinum[15]
1989 Batman
  • Released: June 20, 1989
  • Label: Warner Bros.
1 4 3 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 4 CAN: 3× Platinum
UK: Platinum[14]
US: 2× Platinum[15]
1990 Graffiti Bridge
  • Released: August 20, 1990
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
6 10 8 22
[32]
4 4 2 7 2 1 3 CAN: Gold[17]
UK: Gold[14]
US: Gold[15]
1996 Girl 6
  • Released: March 19, 1996
  • Label: Warner Bros.
75 83
A^ With The Revolution

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
NZ
[13]
2002 One Nite Alone... Live!
  • Released: December 17, 2002
  • Label: NPG, MP Media
2008 Indigo Nights
  • Released: September 30, 2008
  • Label: NPG

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
AUS
[3]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
NZ
[13]
1993 The Hits 1
  • Released: September 14, 1993
  • Label: Warner Bros.
46 19 7 34 20 14 15 10 22 5 12 UK: Platinum[14]
US: Platinum[15]
The Hits 2
  • Released: September 14, 1993
  • Label: Warner Bros.
54 20 9 36 19 15 14 6 10 5 8 UK: Platinum[14]
US: Platinum[15]
The Hits/The B-Sides
  • Released: September 14, 1993
  • Label: Warner Bros.
19 5 67
[33]
58 10 11 19 9 4 50 UK: Gold[14]
US: Platinum[15]
2001 The Very Best of Prince
  • Released: July 31, 2001
  • Label: Warner Bros.
66 40 13 22 6 3 16 28 17 2 CAN: Gold[17]
UK: Platinum[14]
US: Platinum[15]
2006 Ultimate Prince
  • Released: August 22, 2006
  • Label: Warner Bros.
61 46 39 58 6 3 UK: Gold[14]

Internet albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
AUS
[3][4]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
NZ
[13]
1997 Kamasutra
  • Released: February 14, 1997[34]
    (released on cassette)
  • Label: NPG
1998 Crystal Ball / The Truth / Kamasutra
  • Released: January 29, 1998
    (limited edition includes CD version of Kamasutra)
  • Label: NPG
2000 NPG Music Club Vol. 1–12
  • Released: 2000–2002
  • Label: NPG
2001 Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic
  • Released: April 29, 2001[35]
  • Label: NPG
2002 One Nite Alone...
  • Released: May 14, 2002
  • Label: NPG
2003 Xpectation
  • Released: January 1, 2003
  • Label: NPG
C-NOTE
  • Released: January 3, 2003
  • Label: NPG
2004 The Chocolate Invasion
  • Released: March 29, 2004
  • Label: NPG
The Slaughterhouse
  • Released: March 29, 2004
  • Label: NPG
2009 Lotusflow3r
  • Released: March 24, 2009
    (download version with "The Morning After")
  • Label: NPG/Epic

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[2]
AUS
[3][4]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
NZ
[13]
1989 The Scandalous Sex Suite EP
(featuring Kim Basinger)
  • Released: December 1, 1989
  • Label: Warner Bros.
25
1990 New Power Generation Remixes
  • Released: November 29, 1990
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
1991 Gett Off Remix EP [B]
  • Released: August 12, 1991
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
33
Cream Remixes [B]
  • Released: November 4, 1991
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
1992 My Name Is Prince Remixes [B]
  • Released: October 22, 1992
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
51
7 Remixes [B]
  • Released: December 3, 1992
  • Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
1994 The Beautiful Experience
  • Released: May 17, 1994[36]
  • Label: NPG, Bellmark Records
92 14 16 29 4 18 47
Letitgo Remixes
  • Released: September 27, 1994
  • Label: Warner Bros.
Space Remixes
  • Released: November 1, 1994
  • Label: Warner Bros.
1995 I Hate U Remixes
  • Released: September 19, 1995
  • Label: NPG, Warner Bros.
1999 1999: The New Master [A] [B]
  • Released: February 2, 1999
  • Label: NPG
150
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold Remixes
  • Released: November 23, 1999
  • Label: NPG, Arista Records
2013 The Breakfast Experience[37][38][39][40]
  • Released: October 24, 2013
  • Label: NPG
A^ With The Revolution
B^ With The New Power Generation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on April 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
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  17. ^ a b c d e f g "CRIA Certifications". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  18. ^ "Around the World in a Day - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  19. ^ "Sign o' the Times - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  20. ^ "Lovesexy - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  21. ^ "Diamonds and Pearls - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  22. ^ Due to copyright issues regarding Prince and the copyrighted symbol, Wikipedia can not show the exact name of this album, outside of it being displayed on the cover art. The title provided is widely recognized as an alternate.
  23. ^ "Love Symbol - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  24. ^ "Come - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  25. ^ "The Black Album - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  26. ^ "The Gold Experience - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  27. ^ "Chaos and Disorder - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  28. ^ "Emancipation - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  29. ^ "Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  30. ^ "Purple Rain - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  31. ^ "Parade - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  32. ^ "Graffiti Bridge - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  33. ^ "The Hits/The B-Sides - Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  34. ^ Uptown, 2004, p. 203
  35. ^ Uptown, 2004, p.263
  36. ^ Uptown, 2004, p.162
  37. ^ Ad for The Breakfast Experience on 3rdEyeGirl's YouTube Channel
  38. ^ The Breakfast Experience on iTunes
  39. ^ Promotional party announcement at okayplayer.com
  40. ^ Boardman, Madeline (6 February 2013). "'Breakfast Can Wait': Prince Releases A New Track". Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  • Nilsen, Per; Joozt Mattheij (2004). The Vault – The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince. Uptown. ISBN 91-631-5482-X. 

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