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This article includes the discography of Prince. Also included is a list of the songs and recordings he has written and produced during his career. See also The New Power Generation and 94 East discographies.[1]

Prince video discography
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Studio albums 39
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 6
Video albums 17
Music videos 137
EPs 12
Singles 91
Soundtrack albums 5

Prince was an extremely prolific artist, having released several hundred songs both under his own name and under pseudonyms and/or pen names, as well as writing songs which have been recorded by other artists. Estimates of the actual number of songs written by Prince (released and unreleased) range anywhere from five hundred to well over one thousand. Prince has sold over 100 million records worldwide,[2] including 39.5 million certified units in the United States, 4.7 million in France and over 10 million records in the United Kingdom.[3]

Contents

Music videosEdit

Year Song[4] Director(s)[4]
1979 "I Wanna Be Your Lover" (solo performance by Prince) [nb 1]
"I Wanna Be Your Lover" (performance by Prince with his band)
1980 "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?"
"Uptown"
"Dirty Mind"
1981 "Controversy" Bruce Gowers
"Sexuality"
1982 "1999" (edit)
1983 "Little Red Corvette" Brian Greenberg
"Let's Pretend We're Married" Bruce Gowers
"Automatic"
1984 "When Doves Cry (Edit)" Prince
"When Doves Cry (Complete Version)"
"Let's Go Crazy" Albert Magnoli
"Purple Rain" (LP version)
"I Would Die 4 U" (live version) Paul Becher
"I Would Die 4 U" (live version in Washington, D.C.)
"Baby I'm a Star" (live version)
1985 "Take Me with U" (live version)
"4 the Tears in Your Eyes" [nb 1]
"Raspberry Beret" Prince
"Paisley Park"
"America"
1986 "Kiss" Rebecca Blake
"Mountains" Prince
"Anotherloverholenyohead" Daniel Kleinman
"Girls & Boys" Prince
1987 "Sign "☮" the Times" Bill Konersman
"If I Was Your Girlfriend" Prince/Albert Magnoli
"U Got the Look" (Duet with Sheena Easton)
"I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man"
1988 "Alphabet St." Prince
"Glam Slam" [nb 1]
"I Wish U Heaven" Jean-Baptiste Mondino
1989 "Batdance" Albert Magnoli
"Batdance" (The Batmix)
"Batdance" (Vicki Vale Mix)
"Partyman (Edit)"
"Partyman (12 Inch Mix)"
"Scandalous!"
"Time Waits for No-One" (performed by Mavis Staples) Prince
1990 "Thieves in the Temple (Edit)"
"Thieves in the Temple (Extended Version)"
"The Question of U" (live version)
"Round and Round" (performed by Tevin Campbell)
"New Power Generation"
"New Power Generation" (Funky Weapon Remix)
1991 "Gett Off" Randee St. Nicholas
"Gett Off" (Houstyle)
"Violet the Organ Grinder"
"Gangster Glam" Paisley Park
"Clockin' the Jizz" Randee St. Nicholas
"Cream (Edit)" Rebecca Blake
"Cream (Extended Version)"
"Diamonds and Pearls"
"Insatiable" Randee St. Nicholas
1992 "Willing and Able" Larry Fong
"Willing and Able" (alternate version)
"Strollin'" Scott McCullough
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night"
"Money Don't Matter 2 Night" Spike Lee
"Sexy MF" Parris Patton
"Call the Law" Scott McCullough
"Thunder" (live version) [nb 1]
"Dr. Feelgood" (live version sung by Rosie Gaines)
"Jughead" (live version)
"Live 4 Love" (live version from Ear)
"My Name Is Prince" Parris Patton
"2 Whom It May Concern" Randee St. Nicholas
"7" Satera Tschetter
"Damn U" Randee St. Nicholas
"The Morning Papers"
"Love 2 the 9's" Parris Patton
"The Continental" (edit)
"The Max"
"Blue Light"
"The Sacrifice of Victor"
"I Wanna Melt with U" Paisley Park (pseudonym for Prince)
"Sweet Baby" Parris Patton
"The Call"
1993 "Pink Cashmere" James Hyman
"Peach" Parris Patton
"Nothing Compares 2 U" [nb 1]
1994 "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" Antoine Fuqua and Prince (as O(+>)
"Beautiful" Prince (as O(+>)
"The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Mustang Mix" Antoine Fuqua, Prince (as O(+>)
"Interactive" Prince (as O(+>)
"Endorphinmachine"
"Days of Wild"
"Now"
"Race"
"Acknowledge Me"
"Pheromone"
"The Jam"
"Shhh"
"Loose!"
"Papa"
"Come"
"Love Sign" (featuring Nona Gaye) Ice Cube
"Letitgo" [nb 1]
"Dolphin" Prince (as O(+>)
"When 2 R in Love" David May
"18 & Over" Prince (as O(+>)
"Empty Room"
"Zannalee"
1995 "Purple Medley" Joe Torcello (editor)/Various
"The Same December" Prince (as O(+>)
"I Hate U"
"Gold"
"P Control"
"Rock and Roll Is Alive (And It Lives in Minneapolis)"
1996 "Dinner with Delores" Giorgio Scali
"I Like It There" Prince (as O(+>)
"Betcha by Golly Wow!"
1997 "The Holy River" (edit)
"Somebody's Somebody"
"Face Down" Azi Fuekare ("As if you care", pseudonym for Prince)
1998 "Beautiful Strange" Prince (as O(+>)
"The One" Mayte Garcia
"Come On" Prince (as O(+>)
1999 "The Greatest Romance Ever Sold" Malik Sayeed
"Hot Wit U" (Nasty Girl Remix) [nb 1]
"One Song" Prince
2001 "When I Lay My Hands on U" [nb 1]
"The Daisy Chain"
"U Make My Sun Shine" (Duet with Angie Stone)
2004 "Musicology" Sanaa Hamri
"Call My Name"
"Cinnamon Girl" Phil Harder
"A Million Days" Milos Twilight
2005 "Te Amo Corazón" Salma Hayek
2006 "Black Sweat" Sanaa Hamri
"Fury"
2007 "Guitar" Milos Twilight [5]
"Chelsea Rodgers" Phil Griffin
"Somewhere Here on Earth"
"The Song of the Heart" George Miller
2008 "The One U Wanna C" Randee St. Nicholas
2009 "Crimson and Clover" P. R. Brown
"Chocolate Box" (featuring Q-Tip)
"Everytime" (performed by Bria Valente) [nb 1]
2012 "Rock and Roll Love Affair" Chris Robinson
2013 "Screwdriver" Prince
"Guitar" (Alternate) Sanaa Hamri
"Fixurlifeup"
"Breakfast Can Wait" Danielle Curiel
2014 "Funknroll" [nb 1]
"Anotherlove"
2015 "Marz"
"FallInLove2nite"

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The director's name for this music video has not been found in reliable sources.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Purple Rain The Kid Also composer
1986 Under the Cherry Moon Christopher Tracy Also director and composer
1987 Sign o' the Times Himself Also director and composer
1990 Graffiti Bridge The Kid Also director, writer, composer
1993 Animaniacs Himself (Voice) Episode: "Hercule Yakko"
1994 Prince Interactive Himself (Voice) Video game
1997 Muppets Tonight Himself Episode 11
2014 New Girl Himself Episode: "Prince"

Video albumsEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[6]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
CAN
[9]
GER
[10]
NLD
[11]
NOR
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
UK
[15]
1984 Purple Rain [A]
  • Released: December 14, 1984
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Musical drama film
1
[16]
1985 Prince and the Revolution: Live [A]
  • Released: July 29, 1985
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Live concert
1
[17]
US: 2x Platinum[18]
1986 Under the Cherry Moon [A]
  • Released: July 2, 1986
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Musical drama film
1987 Sign o' the Times
  • Released: November 20, 1987
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Concert film
10
[19]
US: Platinum[18]
1989 Lovesexy Live 1
  • Released: April 19, 1989
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Live concert
Lovesexy Live 2
  • Released: April 19, 1989
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Live concert
1990 Graffiti Bridge
  • Released: November 2, 1990
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Musical drama film
1991 Gett Off − The Home Video Film [B] 6
[20]
US: Gold[18]
1992 Sexy MF [B]
  • Released: June 16, 1992
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Music video
Diamonds and Pearls Video Collection [B]
  • Released: October 6, 1992
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Video collection
6
[21]
1993 The Hits Collection
  • Released: September 14, 1993
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Video collection
10
[22]
US: Gold[18]
1994 3 Chains o' Gold [B]
  • Released: August 16, 1994
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Video collection
1995 Live! − The Sacrifice of Victor
  • Released: March 6, 1995
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Live concert
The Undertaker
  • Released: March 6, 1995
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Live concert
1999 Beautiful Strange
  • Released: August 24, 1999
  • Label: NPG Video
  • Music videos and Live concert
2000 Rave Un2 the Year 2000
  • Released: June 5, 2000
  • Label: NPG Video
  • Live concert
20
[23]
UK: Gold[24]
2003 Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas 2
[25]
A^ With The Revolution
B^ With The New Power Generation

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Llc, Books (2017-05-23). Works by Prince: Films Directed by Prince, Music Videos Directed by Prince, New Power Generation Albums, New Power Generation Songs. General Books. ISBN 9781155984223. 
  2. ^ Company, Johnson Publishing (1997-01-01). Ebony. Johnson Publishing Company. 
  3. ^ Infodisc, Prince Archived 2013-11-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b Princefams.com - Prince News and Pictures / Prince Music Videos - Videography
  5. ^ Prince: Guitar (Video 2007), retrieved 2017-09-08 
  6. ^ "Chart history - Prince". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  7. ^ "Prince discography". Australian Album charts. Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  8. ^ "Prince discography". Austrian charts (in German). Archived from the original on 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  9. ^ "Rush discography". Canadian album charts. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
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  11. ^ "Prince discography". Austrian charts (in German). Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  12. ^ "Prince discography". Norwegian charts. Archived from the original on 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  13. ^ "Prince discography". Swedish charts. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  14. ^ "Prince discography". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  15. ^ "certified awards". bpi.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  16. ^ "Purple Rain - Top VHS Sales". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  17. ^ "Prince & The Revolution: Live - Top Music Videos". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  18. ^ a b c d RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Prince. Retrieved on 2008-12-15.
  19. ^ "Gett Off - Top VHS Sales". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  20. ^ "Gett Off - Top VHS Sales". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  21. ^ "Diamonds and Pearls - Top Music Videos". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  22. ^ "Hits Collection - Top VHS Sales". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  23. ^ "Rave Un2 the Year 2000 - VG Lista". VG Lista. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  24. ^ "BPI"
  25. ^ "Live at Aladdin Las Vegas - Top Music Videos". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  • Uptown: The Vault – The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince: Nilsen Publishing 2004, ISBN 91-631-5482-X

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