He was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was renowned as an innovator, and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. He sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He’s Prince and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Create from the heart
He was born in Minneapolis and developed an interest in music as a young child.
2. Keep growing
He secured a recording contract with Warner Bros at the age of 18.
3. Don’t criticize
His 1979 album Prince went platinum.
4. Learn from the best
In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as The Revolution.
He released Purple Rain in 1984, which served as the soundtrack to his film debut of the same name.
6. Uplift others
In the early 1990s, he became embroiled in a contractual battle with Warner Bros.
7. Don’t care what others say
In 1993, he changed his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol.
8. Have role models
He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award.
9. Create true art
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
10. Be yourself
Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.