He once got the media to refer to him only as "the artist formerly known as Prince," and today millions are paying tribute to him and the music he created.
Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as "Prince," died at his Minnesota residence this morning (April 21st, 2016). He was 57.
His hits included "Let's Go Crazy," "1999" and "Little Red Corvette," and today, fans remember the eccentric musician as one of a kind.
Take a look at his career in pictures below.
Prince and Beyonce Perform at 6th Annual Grammy Awards
Beyonce Knowles and Prince perform at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.
Prince Presents At The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards
Prince presents the award for 'Favorite Leading Lady' onstage during the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 9, 2005 in Pasadena, California.
Prince Performs with Mary J. Blige: 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival
Mary J. Blige (L) and recording artist Prince perform onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Prince and Manuela Testolini: 77th Annual Academy Awards
Prince and Manuela Testolini arrive at the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27, 2005 in Hollywood, California.
Prince Performs At The 2007 Superbowl Halftime 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.
Prince Performs At The 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards
Prince performs onstage during the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on June 1, 2007 in Pasadena, California.