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Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was known for his flamboyant, androgynous persona and wide vocal range, which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams. Prince pioneered the Minneapolis sound, and his music incorporated a wide variety of styles, including funk, R&B, rock, new wave, soul, synth-pop, pop, jazz, and hip hop. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prince has received more than 2,431,565 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Prince is the 86th most popular singer (down from 83rd in 2019), the 592nd most popular biography from United States (down from 548th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Singer.

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

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Among singers, Prince ranks 86 out of 3,541Before him are Bing Crosby, Domenico Modugno, Robert Plant, Salvatore Adamo, Celine Dion, and Gigliola Cinquetti. After him are Enrique Iglesias, Jenny Lind, Dolly Parton, Gwen Stefani, Kenny Rogers, and Lys Assia.

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Among people born in 1958, Prince ranks 12Before him are Gary Oldman, Tim Burton, Sharon Stone, Viggo Mortensen, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Albert II, Prince of Monaco. After him are Mehmet Ali Ağca, Kate Bush, Ice-T, Alec Baldwin, Marie Fredriksson, and Quique Setién. Among people deceased in 2016, Prince ranks 30Before him are Abbas Kiarostami, George Michael, Harper Lee, Nancy Reagan, Carrie Fisher, and Elie Wiesel. After him are John Glenn, Bernardo Provenzano, Andrzej Żuławski, Gene Wilder, Viktor Korchnoi, and Hilary Putnam.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Prince ranks 592 out of 15,968Before him are Bradley Cooper (1975), Reese Witherspoon (1976), Mia Farrow (1945), Carl Barks (1901), Priscilla Presley (1945), and Nelson Rockefeller (1908). After him are Dean Koontz (1945), Gene Kelly (1912), Richard Meier (1934), Talia Shire (1946), John Deere (1804), and Margaret Keane (1927).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Prince ranks 36Before him are 50 Cent (1975), Billie Holiday (1915), Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), Steven Tyler (1948), Nancy Sinatra (1940), and Bing Crosby (1903). After him are Dolly Parton (1946), Gwen Stefani (1969), Kenny Rogers (1938), Diana Ross (1944), Donna Summer (1948), and Roy Orbison (1936).

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