Prince was one of the biggest hitmakers of the 1980's, gifting us with some of the best songs known to humankind, like 'Purple Rain', 'Little Red Corvette' and 'Kiss'.
But what many people don’t know is that the legendary artist was also responsible for a slew of other artists’ hits.
In celebration of Prince’s songwriting skills - and generosity - his estate has released a 15-track album titled Originals. The album is made up of 15 songs Prince originally recorded before handing off to his fellow artists. These hits include “Manic Monday” (The Bangles), “Nothing Compares 2 U” (The Family/Sinéad O’Connor), and “The Glamorous Life” (Sheila E.).
“Prince led the way, for artistic freedom, for ownership. He's one of the bravest people I can think of in the industry,” world-reknowed rapper JAY-Z said in a press release.
“He trusted us, not just me, to continue his fight. Trying to help further that legacy through his music is an honor we couldn't pass up as an organization dedicated to empowering artists. This gives his true fans that peek behind the curtain.”
The release of the album coincides with what would have been Prince's 61st birthday (US time).
The album is said to arrive in stores and become available on other platforms June 21, with the vinyl version expected to be released in July.