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Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation, he was known for his flamboyant, androgynous persona and wide vocal range, which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams. Prince produced his albums himself, pioneering the Minneapolis sound. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prince has received more than 2,591,750 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Prince is the 75th most popular singer (up from 86th in 2019), the 490th most popular biography from United States (up from 592nd in 2019) and the 30th most popular Singer.

Prince is most famous for his album "Purple Rain" and his song "When Doves Cry."

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  • 92

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  • 6.07

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Among singers, Prince ranks 75 out of 3,528Before him are Diana Ross, Johnny Hallyday, Kate Bush, Marianne Faithfull, Karel Gott, and Glen Campbell. After him are Bonnie Tyler, Florence Foster Jenkins, Anna Magdalena Bach, Marie Fredriksson, Miriam Makeba, and Fairuz.

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Among people born in 1958, Prince ranks 15Before him are Tim Burton, Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, Sharon Stone, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Kate Bush. After him are Marie Fredriksson, Anna Politkovskaya, Tim Robbins, Jamie Lee Curtis, Keith Haring, and Mehmet Ali Ağca. Among people deceased in 2016, Prince ranks 26Before him are Abbas Kiarostami, Carlos Alberto Torres, Jerome Bruner, João Havelange, Alvin Toffler, and Elie Wiesel. After him are Harper Lee, Pierre Boulez, John Glenn, Andrzej Żuławski, Carrie Fisher, and Nancy Reagan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Prince ranks 490 out of 18,182Before him are Chuck Jones (1912), Bernie Madoff (1938), Glen Campbell (1936), John Coltrane (1926), David Copperfield (1956), and Robert A. Heinlein (1907). After him are Crazy Horse (1840), Warren Beatty (1937), Ronald Wayne (1934), Lou Reed (1942), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), and John Huston (1906).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Prince ranks 30Before him are Sarah Vaughan (1924), Stevie Wonder (1950), Eminem (1972), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), Diana Ross (1944), and Glen Campbell (1936). After him are Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), Steven Tyler (1948), Gwen Stefani (1969), Art Garfunkel (1941), Meat Loaf (1947), and Gloria Gaynor (1947).

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