Prince endures as one of the most important, influential, and impactful artists in history. Selling 100 million records worldwide, he remains one of the best-selling artists of all time.
NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announce the 2017 release of Prince’s Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified masterpiece PURPLE RAIN in new ‘Deluxe’ and ‘Deluxe – Expanded Edition’ formats on June 23, 2017.
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The DNA of PURPLE RAIN can be felt throughout pop culture at large. It is a timeless body of work with an immortal resonance exemplified by smashes such as ‘Let’s Go Crazy,’ ‘When Doves Cry,’ ‘Darling Nikki,’ the title track ‘Purple Rain’ and more.
1984’s PURPLE RAIN remains a high watermark for Prince, changing the worlds of film and music. In its initial run, the theatrical musical generated over $220 million worldwide at the box office while receiving the Academy Award for “Best Original Song Score.”
Minted Diamond by the RIAA for sales exceeding 13 million, the record stands out as the sixth best-selling soundtrack album in history, moving more than 22 million copies.
The album won two 1985 Grammy Awards in the categories of “Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” and “Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special.” Posthumously, it was honored as “Favorite Soundtrack” at the 2016 American Music Awards. It was also recently nominated for a 2017 Billboard Music Award in the category of “Top Soundtrack/Cast Album.”