|Art Official Age is the 37th full-length studio album by Prince. It was released 4 years after the previous album 20TEN, and on the same day Plectrumelectrum, his 36th full-length studio album (in collaboration with 3rdEyeGirl) was released. Prince worked heavily with Joshua Welton on the album, and Welton received co-producer credit on the album.
The album was made available for pre-order on iTunes USA as well as on a dedicated Warner Bros Records website on 25 August 2014.
A 2 LPs vinyl version was released late November 2014. It had been made available for pre-order by Warner Australia, France (Fnac), UK (Amazon), Germany (Amazon) and the USA in late august.
Art Official Age is believed to have been recorded in 2013/2014 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, although few details are known.
The album produced two commercially-released single so far: Breakfast Can wait and Breakdown (which preceded the album). Clouds was made available as a promotional single also. The tracks Clouds and U Know were also made available with album pre-orders.
The album reached number 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, number 1 on the Billboard R&B albums chart, and 5 on The Billboard 200. It also entered the main charts in Europe, Australia and Japan, reaching top 5 positions in Denmark, France, Japan, Norway, Switzerland and the Netherlands and top 10 positions in Austria, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom.