Prince: Remembering the Music Legend's Life In Photos

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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.

 

1. Prince and Beyonce Perform at 6th Annual Grammy Awards

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.

2. Prince Presents At The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards

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.

3. Prince Performs with Mary J. Blige: 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival

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.

4. Prince and Manuela Testolini: 77th Annual Academy Awards

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.

5. Prince Performs At The 2007 Superbowl Halftime Show

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.

6. Prince Performs At The 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards

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.

7. Prince On The Red carpet

Prince On The Red carpet
Singer Prince in an undated photo. The music icon passed away at 57 on April 21st, 2016.

8. Prince On Stage At The 57th Annual GRAMMY

Prince On Stage At The 57th Annual GRAMMY
Prince speaks onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

9. Prince Performs In Antwerp

Prince Performs In Antwerp
Prince performs on stage during his concert in Antwerp Sportpaleis, on November 8, 2010.

10. Prince Performs In The Open Air SCG Show In Sydney

Prince Performs In The Open Air SCG Show In Sydney
Prince Performs In The Open Air SCG Show In Sydney, Australia.

11. Prince Presents Best Original Song at The 77th Academy Awards

Prince Presents Best Original Song at The 77th Academy Awards
Uruguyan composer Jorge Drexler greets Prince after winning best original song for 'Al Otro Lado Del Rio' from 'The Motorcycle Diaries' during the 77th Academy Awards on February 27th, 2005 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

12. Prince and Manuela Testolini: Lakers vs Heat at Staples Center

Prince and Manuela Testolini: Lakers vs Heat at Staples Center
Samuel L. Jackson, Musician Prince and wife Manuela Testolini watch the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Miami Heat at the Staples Center December 25, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.

13. Prince Performs on Good Morning America in 2006

Prince Performs on Good Morning America in 2006
Prince performs on Good Morning America Concert Series in Bryant Park on June 16, 2006 in New York City.

14. Prince: 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Prince: 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Prince leaves the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 25, 2007 in West Hollywood, California.

15. Prince Accepts the Male R&B Award: 2006 BET Awards

Prince Accepts the Male R&B Award: 2006 BET Awards
Prince accepts the Male R&B Award from Mo'Nique and Rihanna onstage at the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

16. Prince Performs at The Super Bowl XLI Half-Time Press Conference

Prince Performs at The Super Bowl XLI Half-Time Press Conference
Prince performs during the Super Bowl XLI Half-Time Press Conference at the Miami Convention Center on February 1, 2007 in Miami, Florida.

17. Prince and Mayte: De Beer and Versace "Diamonds Are Forever" Charity Fashion Event

Prince and Mayte: De Beer and Versace "Diamonds Are Forever" Charity Fashion Event
Prince poses for photographers with his wife Mayte as they arrives at the De Beer and Versace 'Diamonds are forever' charity fashion event on June 9th, 1999.

18. Prince: 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival

Prince: 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.

19. Prince Presents The Weeknd With Favorite Soul/R&B Album: 2015 American Music Awards

Prince Presents The Weeknd With Favorite Soul/R&B Album: 2015 American Music Awards
The Weeknd accepts Favorite Soul/R&B Album for 'Beauty Behind the Madness' from Prince onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

20. Prince: 2014 French Open

Prince: 2014 French Open
Prince watches round sixteen of the French tennis Open between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Dusan Lajovic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 2, 2014.

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