Album of the Day
Prince Rogers Nelson emerged at the end of the 1970s to become one of the most potent forces in popular music. Better known simply as Prince, the performer perfected his audacious mix of sexy funk, dance pop and guitar-driven rock on PURPLE RAIN. Recorded with his band the Revolution, the set serves as a soundtrack to the film of the same name but easily stands on its own, with such Top Ten singles as “When Doves Cry,” “I Would Die 4 U,” the title track and “Let's Go Crazy” (which was the #1 song in America this week in 1984). The chart-topping PURPLE RAIN earned Prince a pair of Grammys and an Oscar, and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.