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Iconic rock musician Prince died on April 21, 2016, at his compound in Minnesota. He was 57.
His best-known hits were the ones he performed himself, but he also lent his writing talents to many other artists, some of whom owe part of their early success to him.
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This pining ballad stormed the radio waves in 1990, but Prince first recorded it with an early funk band of his called The Family.
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The marquis at the Apollo Theater reflected that song credit in a tribute to the fallen musician on April 21, 2016.
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Released in 2002, this duet between Jay-Z and Beyoncé includes a writing credit for Prince, via a sample the couple used of Prince's "If I Was Your Girlfriend."
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Prince liked to occasionally write under pseudonyms.
Styling himself as Jamie Starr, Prince co-wrote this 1984 funk-pop song hit with The Time singer Morris Day. The Time still plays the song during live performances.
Prince's original version was "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?" before Keys took the keys and fired it up with her own version in 2001.
After the news of his death, Alicia Keys paid tribute to Prince on Twitter.
"Prince was a gift and a genius. He showed us that we have no limits. His music left me forever changed," she said.
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Prince first wrote and recorded this song five years before Khan made it an upbeat hit in 1984.
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Under the pseudonym "Christopher," Prince penned this 1986 song, which made Susanna Hoffs and the Bangles radio stars.
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"We ended up writing it long-distance," Madonna has said about this song off of her 1989 "Like A Prayer" album.
"I had to be in L.A. and he couldn't leave Minneapolis, and quite frankly I couldn't stand Minneapolis," she said.
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Lauper fans know this song as a mid-tempo number off of her 1983 debut album.
The original Prince song, the composer once said, was inspired by John Lennon's music.
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A jaded and bitter song about money and consumption, this 1984 hit essentially launched the solo career of the singer and percussionist Sheila E.
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Jordan Knight's 1999 ballad first sprang from the genius of Prince, who first included the song on his 1987 "Sign O' The Times" album.
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Prince was never short on suggestive lyrics. The "walls" of this 1985 song were provided under the Prince pseudonym, "Alexander Nevermind."
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Campbell's first solo single came courtesy of the iconic Prince, who wrote and produced the catchy song in 1990.
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Meli'sa Morgan made the tune famous in 1986, but Prince first released this as a single in 1982.
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Martika co-wrote this number, the first single off of her second studio album, with Prince in 1991.
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