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On This Day

20 April


  • 2004 – The album Musicology was released in retail stores with full packaging (following its download release and concert giveaways beginning the previous month)
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Prince history calendar

Did You Know?

From our newest additions:

  • ... that Sign O' The Times was the most added single in both Billboard "Radio Most Added" sections of Hot Black and Hot 100 Singles Actions charts on 7 March 1987?

  • ... that Pain is Prince's reworking of a song called Joy And Pain, written by D. Channsin Berry?

  • ... that Purple Rain Home Video remained 12 consecutive weeks at position 1 in Billboard Top Videocassette sales chart?

See our archive: Did You Know?

Featured Release

Welcome 2 America

Released: 30 July 2021 (announced)

Studio album

CD / 2LP / 2LP + 1CD + 1 blu-ray
NPG Records / Sony Legacy

Description: Welcome 2 America - the previously-unreleased album recorded in 2010, has been announced for release in July 2021, along with a live blu-ray disc of the 28 April 2011, The Forum, Inglewood, CA show on the Welcome 2 America Tour. A deluxe edition is available with memorabilia from the live tour. A vinyl single of Welcome 2 America is also available.
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31 March 2021

Parade, Prince’s 8th full-length studio album, was released.  > > > Read More

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12 June 2021

Dinner With Delores single release in the USA.  > > > Read More

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2 July 2021

Under The Cherry Moon film opens in US theaters.  > > > Read More

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9 July 2021

Chaos And Disorder, Prince’s 18th full-length studio album, was released  > > > Read More

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Next celebrations
29 July 2021  ★  2 September 2021

In Memoriam

Prince Rogers Nelson

7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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“Life ain't no fun without fantasy”

FromOld Friends 4 Sale
Recorded: 20 April 1985
Released on: The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Read about Prince's career here

Featured Book

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983 and 1984

Duane Tudahl

We highly recommend and endorse the Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983 and 1984 (Expanded Edition, paperback) book, by Duane Tudahl.

This is an updated edition of the fantastic book that provides incredible detail about Prince's studio sessions in 1983 and 1984. This 2018 paperback edition has 30 pages more information with newly uncovered dates and new interviews with people that reached out to Duane after the first edition of the book was published. Over 20 years of research by Duane Tudahl has provided a look behind the curtain, revealing the sheer brilliance of Prince's work in the studio. Duane Tudahl, like some PrinceVault staff members has been associated with Uptown Magazine and the bulk of the details on studio sessions and dates on PrinceVault is based his research, along with other Uptown Magazine writers. This book is the next level of that research. For nearly every song between 1983 and 1984, Duane Tudahl has uncovered more detailed information and presents it in a fresh and exciting narrative that takes the reader into the studio with Prince, revealing the creative process.

We are very pleased that Duane Tudahl has once more graciously allowed us to update pages on PrinceVault with the new information from the updated book. We would like to strongly encourage you to use this link to purchase the updated edition of the book. provides the specifications, the book provides the story that is Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions.

jooZt Mattheij – PrinceVault editor

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Although technically an odd-one-out section on PrinceVault, we have recently updated the list of all 'non-affiliated' books on Prince with over 40 new books that came out since 2016.  > > > Read More


We've recently updated and elaborated on biography pages for Rosie Gaines and others, check it out.  > > > Read More


Interviews is a comprehensive list of all interviews Prince gave throughout his career.  > > > Read More

Award Shows Attended

Awards Attended is a list of all awards shows Prince attended, and was part of the ceremony, listed in chronological order  > > > Read More

Rescheduled or Canceled Concerts

Rescheduled or Canceled Concerts is a non-exhaustive list including all known rescheduled and canceled concerts in Prince's concert history  > > > Read More

Prince: All Charts

All Charts is a survey of Prince singles and albums that have charted in a selection of countries around the world  > > > Read More

See our archive: Resources