Posted 30 October 2003 - 12:42 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 06:56 AM
IS Prince ready to become a "slave" to the music industry again? Industry sources say the singer is in California working on his next album and "is shopping it to major labels." Prince, who once performed with the word "slave" on his forehead during contract disputes with Warner Music, had sworn off labels forever, but after his last self-released album, "News," flopped last year, he has reconsidered. It's expected that Prince, who has worked with Clive Davis before, may head to J Records or BMG.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 03:28 PM
Posted 25 February 2004 - 06:00 AM
RETURNED: Pop star Prince is taking his show on the road for a tour that will feature the 45-year-old singer's greatest hits, AP reports. Prince will reportedly turn to such classics as "When Doves Cry" and "Little Red Corvette." The tour begins March 29 in Los Angeles and is expected to travel to 38 cities. It will be the first time Prince has toured in six years.
Posted 25 February 2004 - 06:21 AM
LIKE IT'S 1999: Prince launching his first nationwide tour in six years to coincide with the release of his latest CD, Musicology.
Posted 24 March 2004 - 09:09 AM
LABELED: Prince, 45, who once carped that he was a "slave" to his former record label, has signed with Columbia Records after several years as an independent artist, both parties have announced. The worldwide deal initially covers just the veteran pop star's upcoming album, "Musicology," which Columbia will release in the U.S. on April 20. Said Prince in a statement: "I am really an artist and musician at heart, that's what I do. 'Musicology' has no boundaries or formats. It is long overdue to return to the art and craft of music -- that's what this album is about. School's in session."
Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:19 PM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 04:46 PM
Um, it was released.
Kim Basinger: Dated Prince in late '80s, and they recorded the never-released single "Scandalous Sex Suite."
Posted 30 March 2004 - 08:52 AM
Posted 02 April 2004 - 09:30 AM
Posted 08 April 2004 - 09:09 AM
WHEN FANS CRY: College student Anthony Fitzgerald suing Prince on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting him after he snapped a photo of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as he was walking off a flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Fitzgerald claims Prince's bodyguard grabbed his digital camera leaving him "stunned and humiliated."
Posted 20 April 2004 - 01:58 PM
Posted 27 April 2004 - 08:22 AM
by Sarah Hall
Apr 26, 2004, 9:30 PM PT
Prince is on a quest for network domination.
The diminutive funk rocker will take over five channels at once Wednesday, when MTV, MTV2, BET, VH1 and VH1 Classic simultaneously broadcast a 30-minute concert special taped live last week before an audience in New York.
The concert features songs from Prince's latest album, Musicology, plus some of his classic hits.
"This historic broadcast, going out simultaneously over the five most influential music networks, is a tribute to the music and artistry of one of the most singular talents of our time," said Columbia Records exec Will Botwin. "With a fast-paced combination of brilliant performances and compelling interviews, this show will be remembered as one of the most special entertainment events of the year."
Though each of Viacom-owned networks will air the same musical lineup, the broadcasts will feature different interviews with the singer--giving true fans a reason to test the limits of their TiVos.
"The support for Musicology is wonderful," Prince said in a statement. "We're pleased to broadcast the Musicology special throughout the Viacom music channels. It is great to see audiences around the country embracing music again."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is currently on his first major arena tour in six years, promoting Musicology, as well as reportedly performing his best-known body of work live for the last time.
That's right--after the tour, the funk legend is reportedly shelving classic hits such as "Purple Rain," "Little Red Corvette," "Raspberry Beret"...and the list goes on. The rationale? He claims he's been "wanting to make room for new music."
He wants his fans to make room for new music as well--to that end he's giving each concertgoer a copy of Musicology at the door.
Originally touted by the singer as a free CD, tour promoters have revealed that the cost of the album was actually factored into the price of each concert ticket--which ranged in cost from $47 to $75 in most cities.
Fans who want to see the show are therefore given no choice about buying the album (albeit at a discounted price). However, judging by strong ticket sales and positive tour reviews, it seems that most are okay with ponying up for the CD.
However, some music industry insiders' feathers were ruffled by Nielsen SoundScan's decision last week to count each album passed out as a sold CD.
"These were presented to the public as being free CDs, they are handed to people who had no choice in buying them, and that really shouldn't be recognized as the same as the other albums on the chart," one record label executive told the Los Angeles Times last week.
The "free" CD strategy is expected to add 400,000 to Prince's sales tally--just 100,000 short of certified gold--and that's not counting the albums he sells at retail.
To date, the Grammy-winning artist has sold more than 100 million records over his 20-year career.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month in his first year of eligibility, where his electrifying opening performance proved he's ready to party like it's 2004.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 03:03 PM
Posted 20 August 2004 - 01:45 PM
Someone really needs to tell him to stop wearing tight pants.
Posted 20 August 2004 - 06:45 PM
Posted 12 October 2004 - 03:21 PM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:21 AM
Posted 26 December 2004 - 02:48 PM
Posted 16 January 2005 - 03:17 PM
Prince and Manuela Testolini at the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards in Pasadena, CA
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