Prince

Sheila E. in white outfit and holding purple guitar, surrounded by background performers

Beyoncé and K-Dot, Sheila E. and More Tear Down the House at BET Awards

From Usher to Future to Janelle Monáe, the top Black artists and performers reigned supreme at the awards ceremony.

Prince in red jacket and white shirt, in front of black background

Prince's Estate: Possible Release of 'Vaults Full of Music,' New Musical

Estate co-manager Charles Koppelman: “Prince was an icon on the level of The Beatles and Michael Jackson, and his legacy should be honored.”

Sheila E. in sparkling silver dress behind timbales and percussion

Sheila E. to Release New Song, Album Inspired by Prince

Prince’s renowned collaborator and former fiancée conceived the album, “Girl Meets Boy,” after his death.

D'Angelo in black outfit, holding microphone in front of blue background , covered in purple light

D'Angelo, Sheila E. to Pay Tribute to Prince at BET Awards

The Roots and Janelle Monáe will also honor the icon during the June 26 awards show.

Prince holding electric guitar, purple background

Minnesota Declares June 7 'Prince Day'

The Purple One would have turned 58 today. 

A purple mural depicts Prince with his eyes closed, it is signed "Mr. G."

Autopsy: Prince Overdosed on Fentanyl

The medical examiner says the fatal dose was self-injected.

Questlove Offers 40 Reasons Why Prince Helped Pioneer Hip-Hop

What’s your favorite reason? 

Madonna's Prince Tribute Draws (Hilarious) Criticism

BET even took aim at Madonna’s tribute to the Purple One at the Billboard Music Awards. 

Drake Leads BET Awards Pack With Nine Nominations

The ceremony will air on June 26, complete with a tribute to Prince.

LIVESTREAM WNYC's Sold-Out Prince Panel Tonight

“Prince So Cool, Ain’t Nobody Bad Like Him” features guest panelists Touré and Michaela Angela Davis, among others. It starts at 7 p.m. ET.

PRINCE Act Introduced in Minnesota Legislature

The act, an acronym for ”Personal Rights in Names Can Endure,” seeks to restrict the use of a person’s name and likeness after their death.

Questlove Talks Prince's Philanthropy On 'Fresh Air'

The Roots’ drummer and producer spoke at length with host Terry Gross about Prince, “The Tonight Show” and his new book, “Something To Food About.”

ICYMI: New Orleans Honored Prince With Powerful Second Line Tribute, 'Purple Rain' Hymn

Note: We accept no responsibility for making you weep hysterically. 

ICYMI: Van Jones Emotionally Recounts Prince's Behind-the-Scenes Humanitarian Support

The political activist and commentator fought back tears while describing Prince’s activist and humanitarian support to CNN’s Don Lemon. 

Black Artists Pay Tribute To Prince

From Spike Lee’s block party to Erykah Badu’s lengthy Facebook tribute, see how some of your favorite musicians and artists honored The Purple One’s passing. 

'The Color Purple' Cast Salutes Prince With Performance of 'Purple Rain'

All of the goosebumps and the tears.

Honoring Prince's Legacy Of Boundary-Breaking Greatness

The Purple One died today at the age of 57. Here, some reflections and some of our favorite Prince songs.

Publicist Confirms: Prince Dead at 57

The groundbreaking musician was found dead in his home today.

‘Breaking’ Presents: Adesuwa, a Singer-Songwriter With Some of the Prettiest Pipes in R&B

The vocalist from electro-pop favorite Denitia and Sene breaks out with a solo R&B project that is all hers—from writing to arranging to playing drums, guitar and synths. And, of course, singing. 

 

Alexander O'Neal Lambasts Music Business For Drug Abuse Hypocrisy

The longtime-R&B star and recent “Celebrity Big Brother” cast member opened up to a British paper about his 30-year struggle with cocaine dependency and the industry’s hypocrisy surrounding substance abuse.