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. Prince sold over 150 million records worldwide, including 48.9 million certified units in the United States, 4.75 million in France, over 1 million in Canada 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, the 26th most successful chart artist worldwide, including 27 overall number-one entries, and being the most successful chart act of the 1980s. 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.
Singles and extended plays
Productions, guest appearances, etc.
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|1983||"When You Were Mine"||Cyndi Lauper||She's So Unusual|
|1986||"Manic Monday"||The Bangles||Different Light|
|1988||"Sticky Wicked"||Chaka Khan||CK|
|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|
|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|
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