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Child Of The Sun

NPG Records

I never pretended I was the only woman he ever loved.

Mayte Jannell Garcia when aged just 16 was first introduced to Prince in August 1990 at a concert in Mannheim Germany where Prince was performing the Nude Tour. Her mother had shot an audition tape of Mayte dancing and managed to slip it to Kirk Johnson in a chance meeting just before the show. Prince watched it and the two kept in touch, he hired her for the Diamonds And Pearls Tour two years later, her first job as a professional dancer. Her relationship with Prince inspired the entire backstory to the Love Symbol album and the home video 3 Chains O’ Gold. The couple married on Valentine’s Day, 1996.

Being also able to sing, Prince wrote her a solo album Child Of The Sun, as well as wrote and performed the instruments on every song (excepting House Of Brick (Brick House) his cover of the Commodores). The single, The Most Beautiful Boy In The World preceded the release of the album by over a year, it is a re-working of Prince’s first UK chart-topping single The Most Beautiful Girl In The World that was released on 9 February 1994. Prince is credited for his involvement, under the name Prince love symbol.

Prince and Mayte divorced, amicably, in 2000 – she afterward married Tommy Lee, drummer of Mötley Crüe. In 2017, she published an autobiography about her life with Prince, named The Most Beautiful.

Data

Producer
Prince and Ricky Peterson
Label
NPG Records
Distribution
NPG Records
Released
24 years, 10 months ago on 27 November 1995
Running Time
52:52
US Chart Peak
-
UK Chart Peak
-
Orig. Format

Tracklist

  1. Children Of The Sun (4:30)
  2. In Your Gracious Name (5:06)
  3. (4:19) 1
  4. The Rhythm Of Your ♥ [feat. Prince] (3:17)
  5. Ain't No Place Like U (4:45)
  6. House Of Brick (Brick House) (3:20) 2
  7. Love's No Fun (3:58)
  8. Baby Don't Care (5:26)
  9. However Much U Want [duet with Prince] (4:33)
  10. Mo' Better (4:56)
  11. If Eye Love U 2night [Spanish Version] (4:18)
  12. The Most Beautiful Boy In The World (4:31) 1

1 Released as singles.
2 Written by the Commodores.

Singles from Child Of The Sun

The Most Beautiful Boy In The World single from Child Of The Sun, NPG Records (1994)

The Most Beautiful Boy In The World

NPG Records

Released
22 July 1994
US Chart Peak
-
UK Chart Peak
-
Formats
  1. The Most Beautiful Boy In The World (4:30)
  2. Quieres Ser El Mas Bello De Este Mundo (4:30)
If Eye Love U 2night single from Child Of The Sun, NPG Records (1995)

If Eye Love U 2night

NPG Records

Released
6 November 1995
US Chart Peak
-
UK Chart Peak
67
Formats
  1. If Eye Love U 2night [Radio Edit] (3:30)
  2. If Eye Love U 2night [Album Version] (4:19)
  3. If Eye Love U 2night [Spanish Version] (4:19)
  4. The Rhythm Of Your ♥ (3:16)
If Eye Love U 2night [Remixes] single from Child Of The Sun, NPG Records (1995)

If Eye Love U 2night [Remixes]

NPG Records

Released
6 November 1995
US Chart Peak
-
UK Chart Peak
67
Format
  1. If Eye Love U 2night (4:19)
  2. If Eye Love U 2night [Lil' Cash Mix] (5:02)
  3. If Eye Love U 2night [Displacement Mix] (6:05)
  4. If Eye Love U 2night [Tweakin' Dub] (7:13)

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