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Purple Rain, Prince Purple Rain by Prince ranked # 72 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.

Music from the Motion Picture Purple Rain (also called just Purple Rain) is a soundtrack album by Prince and The Revolution. It was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 25, 1984 and was Prince's sixth album. It sold 13 million units in the United States, earning a Diamond Award from the Recording Industry Association of America.

According to Billboard magazine, the album spent an incredible 24 consecutive weeks at #1, becoming one of the top soundtracks ever. According to one source, the album sold more than a million copies on the day of its release.

As was often the case, Prince wrote all of the songs on the album. Some of the tracks had portions recorded live when Prince performed on August 3, 1983 at the First Avenue club in Minneapolis. This show was a benefit concert for the Minnesota Dance Theater. It was also the first appearance in Prince's band "The Revolution" by Wendy Melvoin, his guitarist in the Purple Rain film and for a few years afterwards.

Prince won three Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Special (Purple Rain) and Best R&B Song (songwriter) (Chaka Khan's "I Feel for You") and was nominated for Album of the Year (Purple Rain). "Purple Rain" (the song) also won an Oscar for Best Original Song Score in 1985.

Track Listing
  1. Let's Go Crazy
  2. Take Me with U
  3. The Beautiful Ones
  4. Computer Blue
  5. Darling Nikki
  6. When Doves Cry
  7. I Would Die 4 U
  8. Baby I'm a Star
  9. Purple Rain

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