Throughout his storied career, the late icon bucked trends, overhauled tradition, reinvented fashion and never let public opinion get in the way of his flamboyant talent – all while writing, playing and performing some of the most indelible anthems in the pop canon.
These moments helped make Prince who he was, and his music what it will always be.
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So why did he need to take out ads in a handful of American and international newspapers in 1993, featuring a bleary photo of himself along with the modest request, "Eligible bachelor seeks the most beautiful girl in the world to spend the holidays with"?
"But if I can't do what I want to do, what am I?And in a grungy decade that was embracing anti-corporate sentiment, they created a furor. If you don't own your masters, your master owns you." He reverted to "Prince" in 2000, but by then, his name change had become the stuff of pop-culture legend."When you stop a man from dreaming," he continued in , "he becomes a slave. Two marriages, dalliances with numerous collaborators over the years – Prince sang songs about sex, lust and love from a well-informed perspective.You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA's Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.
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He'd already spent an entire decade virtually shirtless.