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Beyonce Sings Prince-Inspired Tribute to Nicki Minaj

October 26, 2015

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj shared the Barclays Center stage October 20th to perform "Feeling Myself" at the Tidal X: 1020 event, and now the singer has dropped a pair of behind-the-scenes clips of her and the rapper from the Brooklyn...


Prince Launches 'Princestagram' With Live Photos, Memes

October 25, 2015

Prince's love-mostly hate relationship with the Internet is well documented, from sparring with his own fan sites to shuttered Twitter accounts to advertised Facebook chats that only last one question. However, the rocker continues to ease back...


Beyonce, Jay Z, Prince to Headline Stacked TIDAL X Concert

September 30, 2015

UPDATE: Nick Jonas, Rick Ross, Meek Mill and French Montana have been added to Tidal's sold-out, all-star Brooklyn concert. Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince, Usher and Nicki Minaj lead the first wave of an already...


Prince Warns Young Artists: Record Contracts Are 'Slavery'

August 9, 2015

Two days after Prince announced that he would release his new album HitNRun exclusively to Tidal, the singer revealed the reason he is sidestepping a record label and offering the LP directly through Jay Z's streaming service. "Record contracts are...


Watch TV on the Radio's Moody 'Purple Rain' Cover

August 7, 2015

TV on the Radio added local flavor to their July 30th performance at Minneapolis, Minnesota's First Avenue by busting out a rendition of Prince's "Purple Rain" during the encore. The performance was fitting as the famed venue was the setting for...


See Prince's Peaceful, Powerful 'Baltimore' Lyric Video

July 22, 2015

"Peace is more than the absence of war," Prince sings in "Baltimore," the protest song he released following the death of Charm City citizen Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody. A new lyric video for the song, which the track's singer Eryn...


Inside Prince and Stevie Wonder's Top-Secret White House Gig

June 19, 2015

Having performed at the White House in the past, James Taylor was prepared to deal with reporters and cameramen as his car service pulled up to the building's security gate on Saturday, June 13th. Instead, it was all quiet. "I thought there was going...


Hear Prince's Freddie Gray Protest Song 'Baltimore'

May 9, 2015

Prince will perform at his special Rally 4 Peace event Sunday night in Baltimore, and before he takes the stage, the rocker unveiled his protest song "Baltimore." Prince dropped his new track, inspired by the death of Freddie Gray and the...


Prince Books Rally 4 Peace Concert in Baltimore

May 6, 2015

Now that the curfew has been lifted in Baltimore, Prince is throwing a party. The 1999 singer will perform at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena this Mother's Day, May 10th as part of his Rally 4 Peace event, an effort to unify the people of Baltimore...


Prince Sued Over Judith Hill's Debut Album Download

March 28, 2015

A producer for singer Judith Hill has filed a lawsuit against Prince after the singer e-mailed a free download link to Hill's album via Live Nation's mailing list. Jolene Cherry filed her suit Friday in Los Angeles, claiming that Hill was already...


Watch Prince Crash Jazz Band's Beatles Cover

December 3, 2014

It doesn't matter if Prince is on the bill or in the audience – if the Purple One decides he wants to rip out a guitar solo, you must oblige. The R&B/funk legend was recently in attendance at the W Hollywood Hotel's jazz night and decided...


Madonna Attends Late-Night Prince Concert at Paisley Park

October 9, 2015

Two musical titans collided in Minnesota late Thursday night as Madonna attended an intimate Paisley Park jam session hosted by Prince. Minnesota public radio station the Current reports that Madonna and her entire touring crew – having...


Prince Releases New Album 'HitNRun Phase One'

September 7, 2015

As promised, Prince released his new album, now titled HitNRun Phase One, exclusively through Jay Z's Tidal on Sunday night. Tidal users can listen to the album now at the streaming service, while non-subscribers can stream the LP by signing...


Prince Plots Imminent Release of New Album 'HitNRun'

August 7, 2015

In exactly one month, Prince will release his new album HitNRun. The rocker announced his surprise LP Friday as part of an exclusive partnership with Jay Z's Tidal, which will find the high-quality streaming service hosting HitNRun beginning...


Hear Prince's Funky New Party Popper 'Stare'

July 30, 2015

Prince lets loose in his new tune "Stare," a funky string of party-friendly, double-entendre come-ons and callbacks to his past. He sings about going onstage in his underwear and calls back his 1986 smash "Kiss" and its scratchy guitar line, interspersed...


Hear Prince's Psychedelic 'HARDROCKLOVER'

July 1, 2015

Prince's new song, "HARDROCKLOVER," opens not with the expected thunderous riff, but a minimalist synth pulse. The singer-guitarist surveys the hazy scene at a party, "in between this waking life and R.E.M." – but when the title lover walks in the...


Hear Prince's Dance Rally 4 Peace Paisley Park Concert

May 13, 2015

On May 2nd, Prince hosted a Dance Rally 4 Peace at his Paisley Park Studios outside Minneapolis to honor Freddie Gray and support those protesting in Baltimore. In very un-Prince-like fashion, the singer has now shared a soundboard recording of that...


Tidal Will Stream Prince's Baltimore Show for Free

May 8, 2015

Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal will provide free live audio of Prince's Rally 4 Peace event at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena this Sunday. Along with their 60-minute stream of Prince's show, Tidal have also promised to "match...


Kendrick Lamar Recorded Unreleased Song With Prince

April 1, 2015

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly has been a commercial and critical success, but he almost added one more iconic voice to the final product. In an interview with Hot 97, Lamar revealed that he recorded with Prince, but was "pressed...


Prince Teases First Date of 'Hit and Run' US Tour

March 6, 2015

UPDATE: Prince has added another date to his pop-up Hit & Run tour, booking a May 19th gig at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the concert go on sale Monday, May 18th at noon local time at Live Nation. Like the Hit &...