Prince | 1958 - 2016

Prince, one of the best-selling pop artists of all time, died April 21 in his home recording studio in Chanhassen, Minn.

Trio of Prince's properties hit the market in Minnesota

Three properties owned by late singer-songwriter Prince are for sale in Minnesota.

Falsely labeled pills found at Prince's estate contained a drug 50 times more powerful than heroin, official says

Some of the pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50

Prince died from an overdose of a powerful painkiller described as 'heroin on steroids'

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota said Prince died of a fentanyl overdose. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid and is considered more potent than morphine.

Prince's death casts spotlight on anti-opioid addiction drug

It was an intervention that never happened, and it featured two stars: Prince, an adored music icon, and buprenorphine, an obscure drug hailed as a revolutionary tool to fight opioid addiction.

Prince fans party like it's 1999 at memorial concert in downtown Los Angeles

Thousands of adoring fans are expected to gathered Friday to pay tribute to late music icon Prince at a public memorial at City Hall.

Sinead O'Connor responds to Arsenio Hall's $5-million libel lawsuit

Sinead O'Connor has responded to what she calls Arsenio Hall's "laughable threats" -- a $5-million libel lawsuit the comedian filed against her Thursday in Los

Judge in Prince's estate case authorizes DNA testing

Arsenio Hall sues Sinead O'Connor over claim he got drugs for Prince

Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor for $5 million, alleging she libeled him in a Facebook post Monday that linked him to Prince's death and accused him of criminal conduct.

Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor, attorney says

Prince's representatives arranged for the musician to meet a California doctor to help him kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death, according

Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from a drug overdose.

North Dakota farmer plows Prince's symbol in cornfield

A retiree in a tiny community in North Dakota has paid tribute to Prince in perhaps the most unique way a farmer can.

Prince had prescription painkillers on him when he died, reports say

Prince was in possession of prescription painkillers at the time of his death and local officials have sought the help of the Drug Enforcement Agency as part

Prince's estate to be temporarily managed by trust company

A Minnesota judge appointed a corporate trust company on Wednesday to temporarily oversee Prince's multimillion-dollar estate, saying the emergency appointment

Prince backing band the Revolution will reunite

Even in death, Prince's revolution is far from over.

Public memorial for Prince set for May 6 at L.A. City Hall

Los Angeles is paying tribute to the late music icon Prince with a public memorial at City Hall next week.

In his films, Prince melded music and image into something powerful

From the Beatles and Bob Dylan to Beyoncé, Prince sits within a spectrum of musicians who have deployed the tools of cinema in service of their creative

Prince album sales skyrocket after death

After Prince's death on Thursday, it was all but assured that we'd be listening to the singer's vast catalog all weekend.

Prince has been cremated and celebrated in private ceremony, publicist says

Publicist says Prince's remains have been cremated and a celebration of his life has been held.

Sheila E. remembers working with Prince: 'He just wanted to play'

When Sheila E. picked up the phone Friday evening, she didn't need to be asked how it felt to lose her friend Prince. The breathy, reassuring voice of this

In Minneapolis, everyone has a story about Prince

Talk to anyone from the Twin Cities long enough, and you're likely to discover they have a Prince story.

In the wake of Prince's death, a very short history of the color purple

How the color of kings came to be

Prince practiced door-to-door evangelism

While fans and peers continue to mourn Prince, and questions remain surrounding his untimely death, much has been said of his strong religious beliefs. A

Value of Prince's $300-million estate is expected to soar in coming years

By any measure, Prince was rock star royalty. That includes his wealth.

Prince's last shows: A view from the front row

Prince and Big Daddy Kane made a 'Batdance' remix that Warner Bros. wouldn't let you hear

So, let's just get this out of the way: My favorite Prince album is the "Batman" soundtrack.

Prince's final days included a party at Paisley Park after his brief hospitalization

The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey, Minn., was scheduled to begin its autopsy of Prince at 9am Central Time on Friday. 

What today's artists learned from Prince's approach to the industry

Prince's relationship to the music industry can be summed up in a quote he gave to Rolling Stone in 1996: "If you don't own your masters, your master owns you."

Prince was nobody's slave

"A genius, innovator, creator, family member, Prince will be truly missed," the home page of the Tidal music service declared Friday. "He shared his creative

'Purple Rain' is coming back to theaters this weekend

How Prince's death stirs fans' concern for their heroes who are still living

One of the oddly touching responses to the deaths of celebrities in the era of social media is how fans check in on their surviving idols. In agony over their

Can we all agree that nothing at Coachella will beat Prince covering Radiohead's 'Creep'?

Nothing that happens at Coachella is likely to equal Prince's own visit to the festival in 2008.

Colbert, Corden and Kimmel fill late night with remembrances of Prince

Stephen Colbert, James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel all share memories of Prince on their late night shows.

9 hit songs that had the Prince touch

Prince's fingerprints can be found on all sorts of hits by other music artists. So let's get crazy: Here are nine tracks that bear the mark of The Purple One.

Funky? Soulful? Of course. But Prince was a brilliant lyricist, too

Much has already been written about Prince the composer, Prince the performer and band leader, Prince the musical barometer. His skills with crafting a pop song

Remembering Prince: The time he 'put his Purple Rain stamp on' Carlos Boozer's mansion

Former Laker Carlos Boozer is one of the many celebrities who have paid respect to Prince, who died Thursday at age 57.

Who gets to cover Prince? A primer going into this weekend's Coachella

We're still processing that we're now a day into living in a world without Prince.

When Prince bended gender, he gave black men permission to be free

Prince taught me how to transgress gender roles, but his daring difference in gender-bending style and fashion liberated generations more.

Inside Paisley Park: Purple everything, soul food -- and Prince

You never forget what it's like to be inside Prince's home -- even if he didn't allow you to snap photos inside the mythological complex better known as Paisley

Prince's admirers gather in South Los Angeles to remember and celebrate

Dozens of fans gathered in South Los Angeles Thursday to pay homage to pop icon Prince, with a musical celebration that united generations of listeners.

Appreciation: From beginning to end, Prince was always surprising us

It started with just one name: Prince. The name suggested royalty, of course, and swagger. Above all, it was enigmatic. Who has the audacity to arrive out of

Heels, hair and purple clothes: 6 ways Prince explored sexuality, gender roles and fashion on his own terms

Much like his adventurous, over-the-top life, music icon Prince, who died Thursday at age 57, had an adventurous sense of fashion.

Why Prince required your attention long after 'Purple Rain'

Prince made it easy to ignore his later work.

The world mourns the loss of Prince: Latest news and reactions

Across the planet the world mourns the loss of musician and creator Prince, who died Thursday morning in his home recording studio in Chanhassen, Minn. Read the obituary: Music great Prince dies at 57 Spike Lee throws an impromptu Prince party in Brooklyn for everyone How Prince helped launch the #YesWeCode initiative after the Trayvon Martin verdict Musicians and artists publicly mourn the loss from Sir Paul McCartney to Frank Ocean President Obama calls Prince a 'creative icon' Prince a 'creative icon' A video gallery of some of Prince's best moments Photo gallery: Life in pictures

Prince, master of rock, soul, pop and funk, dies at 57

Music great Prince dies at Paisley Park after recent illness

Prince gave black kids the license to be themselves, not what society thought they should be

Music in the 1980s was often a segregated experience. In an almost reflexive response to the dominance of funk and disco in the '70s -- which culminated in mass

Prince, Michael Jackson, and James Brown on stage together was a moment we didn't deserve

'm getting real sick of these phone calls.

Prince took a protective stance on music copyrights

Prince, who died Thursday, fiercely guarded his copyrights in an effort to protect his catalog from the digital shifts in the music industry.

Prince's secret weapon: a versatility that united pop genres under one roof

Pick a sub-genre and Prince was not only fluent in it, but at his best could surpass that style's best creators.

Prince failed as often as he succeeded -- and that's why he was so great

You can measure the longevity and artistry of a musician's career by how often their music becomes the soundtrack of your life. Prince is an example.

10 great moments from Prince's career

The depth of Prince's catalog is astounding, and it would be easy to cite triple the number of songs spotlighted here and deem them "highlights" from a career

Hall of Fame honors Prince, Jackson Browne and George Harrison

As mentioned in the closing lines of this piece on the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ceremony, Prince delivered one of the most iconic moments in the

Where music meets religion: What an L.A. Times writer learned spending a night with Prince in 2009

This story originally ran in The Los Angeles Times on January 11, 2009

Prince reportedly home and fine after emergency landing for a brief hospitalization in Illinois

Prince, ill last week with the flu, was reportedly hospitalized after making an emergency landing in Moline, Ill., for treatment early Friday.

Prince dazzles and baffles on two new releases

Prince's new 'Art Official Age' offers a freaky good time, while his rock record 'PlectrumElectrum' has its moments, but its songs are flat.

Maverick Prince jumps to early Grammy lead

Prince must have relished the drama backstage Tuesday afternoon at the Shrine Auditorium as the 27th annual Grammy Awards ceremony began.

Just how princely is Prince's Warner Bros. deal?

Editor's note: Prince, one of the bestselling pop artists of all time, died April 21, 2016, in his recording studio in Chanhassen, Minn., the Associated Press

Prince: 'If I knew the things I know now before, I wouldn't be in the music industry'

In the past, the few reporters who have gained access to Prince Rogers Nelson had to submit to measures more befitting the secrecy of a covert military

Prince is writing a memoir, 'The Beautiful Ones.' Talk about purple prose.

Prince is writing a memoir, The Beautiful Ones. Talk about purple prose.