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 classic songs as “When Doves Cry,” “Let's Go Crazy,” “I Would Die 4 U” and the title track - and those are just the album's Top Ten singles! Released on this day in 1984, the chart-topping PURPLE RAIN earned Prince a pair of Grammy Awards and an Oscar, and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.