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.
In celebration, 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