How much Was Prince worth? $300 million
How did Prince earn his money and wealth?
Prince was born on June 7, 1958 and is known to the world as an American singer, songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, actor, and director. He was known for his versatile work, loud stage presence, excessive dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His groundbreaking music included a wide variety of styles, including rock, funk, R&B, new wave, soul and pop music. Prince developed an interest in music and singing in childhood itself. He at first signed a music contract with Warner Bros and recorded his first song only when he was 17. Prince released his debut album “For You” in 1978. Following the year, he released his second album- Prince went platinum. After this, his albums continuously smelt the taste of success. His next three albums – Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981) and 1999 (1982) – were successful. These albums showcased Prince’s innovative blend of singing, dance and lyrics.
In 1984, he released his album, Purple Rain, under his band, The Revolution, which is the soundtrack of his debut film. The song quickly became his most successful release with selling over 20 million copies all over the world. It also remained on the top list of Billboard 200 for 24 consecutive weeks. Prince released his two albums under Revolution, Around the World in a Day (1985) and Parade (1986). After the release of these albums, The Revolution disbanded. After this, he formed the new band in 1991 called The New Power Generation.
During 1994-1996, Prince began releasing his albums at a speedy rate to finish the contract as soon as he could with Warner Bros. He released five albums during this period. After completion of the contract, Prince joined hands with Arista Records in 1998. After this, he released 16 albums including Musicology, released in 2004, through a one-album contract with Columbia Records. His album rose to top five on some international charts.
Prince was a great guitarist. In 2005, he played guitar on Stevie Wonder’s single “So What the Fuss”. His other succesfull albums includes 3121 (2006), Planet Earth (2007), Lotusflow3r (2009), MPLSound (2009), 20Ten (2010), Plectrumelectrum (2014) and Art Official Age (2014).His final album, Hit n Run Phase Two, was released on December 2015. Five months later, Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl at his studio home at the age of 57.
He sold over 200 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.He is the winner of a Golden Globe Award apart from six American Music Awards, eight Grammy Awards as well as an Academy Award for the 1984 film Purple Rain.
What are the highest grossing albums of Prince?
- Diamonds and Pearls (1991): $4,410,000
- Love Symbol(1992): $1,470,000
- Emancipation (1996): $2,100,000
- The Very Best of Prince (2001): $3,455,000
- Lotusflower (2009): $168,000