Prince discography

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Prince discography
Prince at Coachella 001.jpg
Studio albums 39
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 6
Video albums 17
Music videos 136
EPs 13
Singles 104
Remix albums 1

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

Prince 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 500 to well over 1,000, though one report claimed that the number may be as high as 20,000.[1] Prince sold over 150 million records worldwide,[2] including 48.9 million certified units in the United States, 4.75 million in France,[3] over 1 million in Canada[4] and over 10 million records in the United Kingdom.

Prince accumulated five U.S. number-one singles and 15 worldwide #1 hits, as well as 8 worldwide number one albums. He was the most successful artist on the Billboard charts from 1980-2000, scoring 8 #1 R&B singles and 7 #1 Dance singles (tied for second place for male entertainers with Enrique Iglesias and Michael Jackson). He scored over 50 top 40 hits around the world since 1979. He was ranked as the 21st most successful act of all time,[5] the 26th most successful chart artist worldwide,[6] including 27 overall number-one entries,[7] and being the most successful chart act of the 1980s.[8] His most commercial period was from 1982's 1999 to 1996's Emancipation, though he maintained a loyal audience since and experienced a commercial resurgence with 2004's Musicology, paving the way for several successful albums to follow including his final, Hit n Run Phase Two, released in December 2015.

Albums[edit]

Singles and extended plays[edit]

Productions, guest appearances, etc.[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Album
1983 "When You Were Mine" Cyndi Lauper She's So Unusual
1986 "Manic Monday" The Bangles Different Light
1988 "Sticky Wicked" Chaka Khan CK
"Eternity"
1989 "Love Song" Madonna Like a Prayer
"Love 89", "Yo Mister" Patti LaBelle Be Yourself
1991 "I Hear Your Voice" Burnin'
1991 "Love...Thy Will Be Done" Martika Martika's Kitchen
1991 "U" Paula Abdul Spellbound
1993 "Why Should I Love You?" Kate Bush The Red Shoes
1998 (whole album) Chaka Khan Come 2 My House
(whole album) Graham Central Station GCS 2000
1999 "Providence" Ani Difranco To the Teeth
2001 "Waiting Room" No Doubt Rock Steady
2005 "So What the Fuss" Stevie Wonder, En Vogue A Time to Love
2013 "Give Em What They Love" Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady

Videography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7096748/Prince-leaves-a-secret-stash-of-20000-songs-as-his-hits-are-set-to-rocket-to-number-one-in-the-charts.html
  2. ^ Ebony. Books.google.be. p. 128. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Who was the world's biggest music act of all time?". Tsort.info. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  6. ^ "The greatest number of hits". Tsort.info. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  7. ^ "Who had the most number 1s?". Tsort.info. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  8. ^ "Who were the most successful artists of each decade?". Tsort.info. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 

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