“Lovesexy” is the tenth studio album by American recording artist Prince. The album was released on May 10, 1988 by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records, a little over a year after Prince’s previous studio album, “Sign O’ The Times”, which received critical praise and a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Lovesexy received mixed reviews; it was issued as a substitute record after the last minute cancellation of the infamous “The Black Album”. The album was recorded in just seven weeks, from mid-December 1987 to late January 1988, at Prince’s new Paisley Park Studios, and most of the album is a solo effort from Prince, with a few exceptions. Full 1988 tour film and album documentary below.
Prince and the Revolution Live. Concert no longer available! Performed March 30th, 1985.
Prince died two years ago today. The renowned artist’s career spans over 6 decades, leaving behind hundreds of songs in multiple genres under his own name and pseudonyms.
Born in Minnesota as Prince Rogers Nelson in 1958, he would soon experience a career like no other and become known for his exhilarating stage presence, fashion sense and wide vocal range. The artist passed away suddenly on 21 April 2016 from an allegedly accidental fentanyl overdose. However, many have their suspicions regarding the circumstances of his passing. Dying at the age of 57, he was cremated after his autopsy which ruled his death as accidental.
Prince was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame soon after his passing.
Evident in the numbers below, Prince’s career had a massive impact on today’s music industry:
Studio albums: 39
Grammy Awards: 7
Academy Awards: 1
American Music Awards: 6
MTV Video Music Awards: 4
BET Awards: 2
Hall of Fame inductions: 6
Honorary awards: 7
Film appearances: 4
Prince, at the time ‘The Artist Formerly Known As Prince”, stops by BET to chat with Tavis Smiley on a few topics but most importantly ownership and his battle with the music industry and it’s abusive and controlling “slave” tactics. Chaka Khan and Larry Graham also join in to speak about their collaborations with “The Artist” and their new contract-free label with him.
Watch Prince and The Revolution go through two classic tunes from his sophomore LP ‘Prince’ and his funky, innovative, and shocking third album ‘Dirty Mind’. Enjoy this footage while it’s up, for with Prince, who knows how long it will be available.