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11 Surprising Facts About Prince

11 Surprising Facts About Prince

In addition to being a musical pioneer, the Minneapolis native dabbled in filmmaking, most successfully with 1984’s Purple Rain. While most people know about the singer’s infamous name change, here are 10 things you might not have known about the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Born to two musical parents, Prince Rogers Nelson was named after his father's jazz combo. AmazonEven though the whole world referred to him as either \"The Artist\" or \"The Artist Formerly Known as Prince,\" that weird symbol Prince used was actually known as \"Love Symbol #2.\" During the week of July 27, 1984, Prince's film Purple Rain hit number one at the box office.

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