Size: 140mm x 140mm
• High quality digital print
• Printed on 350gsm uncoated stock
• Blank inside
• Individually packed in a cello bag
• Supplied with ribbed kraft brown envelope
• Posted in a board-back envelope
Seeing the outpouring of love and respect for Prince on social media, in the press, on public structures cast in a purple glow, and by the legions of people who celebrated his life as he would want it to be, we want to honour the genius musician, the visionary, the icon, and most of all the human that was the purple one.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was a musical innovator and known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Born in Minneapolis, he developed an interest in music as a young child. He secured a recording contract with Warner Bros. at the age of 18, and released his album For You in 1978. His 1979 self titled album went platinum, and his next three records – Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982) – continued his success, showcasing Prince’s trademark of prominently sexual lyrics and blending of funk, dance, and rock music. In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as The Revolution and released Purple Rain, which served as the soundtrack to his film debut of the same name and was met with widespread acclaim. After releasing the albumsAround the World in a Day (1985) and Parade (1986), The Revolution disbanded and Prince released the critically -acclaimed double album Sign o’ the Times (1987) as a solo artist. He released three more solo albums before debuting The New Power Generation band in 1991.