Sadly, the music industry lost another standout performer today. Legendary pop icon Prince died at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, after being spotted on several visits to a local pharmacy, just a week after he was rushed to the hospital with the flu. Despite being only fifty-seven and having years of creativity ahead of him, the multi-talented artist leaves behind an incredible musical legacy that spanned four decades. Prince was born on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was captivated by the magic of music from a very early age, learning to play instruments and writing his first song at age seven, while other kids were playing ball or watching cartoons.
The singer/songwriter went on to become one of the biggest pop stars of the 1980s, sold more than 100 million records worldwide, won seven Grammys, and an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 1985 Academy Awards. Throughout his career he produced numerous hits that conquered the international music charts. In addition to his immense commercial success, Prince was one of the rare cases where an artist was also praised by critics, who would often describe him as a musical genius. These are 25 Facts You Might Not Know About The Artist You Knew As Prince, one of the most talented musicians of our era.