Prince, one of the great icons of Eighties pop and beyond, turns 53 today. To celebrate the occasion, Rolling Stone is sharing a classic Prince cover story from the archives, a set of photo galleries documenting the singer's recent concerts in New York City and Los Angeles and ?uestlove's list of his Top 15 favorite Prince jams.
In "Prince Reclaims His Crown," our cover story from 2004, writer Anthony DeCurtis goes behind the scenes of the singer's Musicology tour, which reestablished Prince as a commercial and artistic force after years of retreating from the spotlight following his departure from Warner Bros. Records. This period set the stage for the Prince of today – a brilliant entertainer who plays epic hits-centric shows for arenas full of rabid fans from around the world.
• Prince Reclaims His Crown
• ?uestlove Picks His Top 15 Prince Songs
• Photos: Prince's Welcome 2 America Tour at Madison Square Garden
• Photos: Prince's Welcome 2 America Tour in Los Angeles
• Prince Kicks Off 21-Concert Residency With Epic Three-Hour Show