Long Live The Prince: Honoring The Purple Wonder

Prince's legacy still lives on, courtesy of his loyal fanbase, immaculate influence, and his estate. Born on June 7, 1958, the late, great icon entered the world in Minneapolis, Minnesota as the son of jazz singer Mattie Della and pianist/songwriter John Lewis Nelson. Little did they know that their child would go onto inspire for over four decades of his life with his stage presence, musicianship, and catalog. iHeartRadio wants to remember the legend with a look back at some of the most iconic moments from his life. Behold some of the most picture-worthy highlights of the entertainer's career!

Prince plays guitar as he performs onstage at the Ritz during his 'Dirty Mind' tour in New York City on March 22, 1981.

Prince At The Ritz

Prince At The Ritz

Prince plays guitar as he performs onstage at the Forum in Inglewood, California on February 17, 1985.

Prince At The Forum

Prince At The Forum

Prince performs at the Hollywood Palace to promote the opening of his film Purple Rain on July 26, 1985 in Los Angeles, California.

Prince At The Palace

Prince At The Palace

Prince performs onstage on the Hit N Run-Parade Tour at Wembley Arena in London in August 1986.

Prince Live On Stage

Prince Live On Stage

Prince in concert.

Prince

Prince

Prince in concert.

Prince

Prince

Prince in concert.

Prince

Prince

Prince onstage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California

36th NAACP Image Awards - Show

36th NAACP Image Awards - Show

Prince performs during the "Pepsi Halftime Show" at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Super Bowl XLI: Pepsi Halftime Show

Super Bowl XLI: Pepsi Halftime Show

Prince performs on October 11, 2009 at the Grand Palais in Paris.

US singer Prince performs on October 11,

US singer Prince performs on October 11,

Prince and Mary J. Blige perform onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 2 - Show

2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 2 - Show

Prince onstage at Skanderborg Festival in Denmark, Denmark in 2013.

American music icon Prince is having a good time on stage and smiles to the listeners at Skanderborg Festival in Denmark. Denmark 2013.

American music icon Prince is having a good time on stage and smiles to the listeners at Skanderborg Festival in Denmark. Denmark 2013.

Prince speaks onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

2015 American Music Awards - Roaming Show

2015 American Music Awards - Roaming Show

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