2016 has proven to be a dark year with so many iconic musicians peacing out from the world — most recently, doves cried as we mourned ‘Purple Rain’ singer Prince.
With seven Grammys, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, wicked vocal range and 39 albums to his name, the gender-bending artist proved to play a significant role in popular culture. Though he was best known for his distinct pop sound back in the 80s, Prince was also behind some of our favourite radio hits. While he nailed his own performances, the ‘When Doves Cry’ singer penned songs made famous by the likes of Stevie Nicks, Alicia Keys, Sinead O’Connor and more.
So let’s look back at some of our favourite songs and celebrate the master behind the music!
Sinead O’Connor’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U‘
…yes, Prince wrote O’Connor’s only hit back in 1990.