Happy Birthday, Prince!
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has officially declared June 7 “Prince Day” in the Purple One’s home state, US Weekly reports. The holiday was put in place to honor Prince not only as an artist, but also as a philanthropist.
US Weekly wrote:
“As fans will recall, Prince was passionate about his suburban roots and made a concerted effort to stay out of the Hollywood fray by choosing to settle down in Chanhassen, Minnesota, at his Paisley Park compound.
‘He said Minneapolis raised him … [moving] will never happen,’ the musician’s good friend and longtime bassist Nik West told Fox News back in April. ‘He would say, ‘I’m never leaving … there’s a legacy here for me.’ He was just all about just being who he was — being at home.’”
Prince is also being honored in other cities. On Saturday (June 4), the icon was paid tribute by Sway and Spike Lee with a “Purple People Party” in Brooklyn, New York. In Cleveland, Ohio, his birthday will be celebrated at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Let’s go crazy – it’s time to party like it’s 1999.
SOURCE: US Weekly | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
17 Artists You Probably Didn't Know Were Influenced By Prince
1. Maroon 5 has covered Prince's "Purple Rain"Source:Getty 1 of 17
2. The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal soundSource:Getty 2 of 17
3. Prince can be found in Pharrell's unique musical styleSource:Getty 3 of 17
4. Bruno Mars has called Prince one of his heroes and has paid tribute to The Purple One a number of timesSource:Getty 4 of 17
5. Usher has said in many interviews that he is influenced by PrinceSource:Getty 5 of 17
6. Janelle Monáe, known for her unique style, teamed up with Prince on the song “Given Em What They Love"Source:Getty 6 of 17
7. Andre 3000's style and showmanship is undeniably influenced by PrinceSource:Getty 7 of 17
8. Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on InstagramSource:Getty 8 of 17
9. Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation's PrinceSource:Getty 9 of 17
10. Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboySource:Getty 10 of 17
11. Soul crooner D'Angelo has covered Prince's “She's Always in My Hair”Source:Getty 11 of 17
12. Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered "How Come You Don't Call Me"Source:Getty 12 of 17
13. Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple OneSource:Getty 13 of 17
14. St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.Source:Getty 14 of 17
15. One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her 'Born This Way' albumSource:Getty 15 of 17
16. Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments...sound familiar?Source:Getty 16 of 17
17. Lenny's musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars: https://youtu.be/RC34ZcDiCagSource:Getty 17 of 17
Let’s Go Crazy: Prince’s Birthday Declared “Prince Day” In Minnesota was originally published on globalgrind.com