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Vanity 6

Warner Bros. Records

All tracks written or co-written by Prince, but credited to Vanity. Formed after the Controversy Tour and the named The Hookers Prince’s spin-off girl band evolved into Vanity 6 (albeit there was only three members in the group.) The instruments for their live shows as support act during the Triple Threat Tour was performed by The Time from behind a curtain. The band adopted the name of lead singer Denise “Vanity” Matthews – a model and Prince’s then girlfriend. Matthews quit the band in 1983 due to not wishing to appear in the movie Purple Rain as the lead female character. Their single Nasty Girl remained at number 1 on Billboard’s Dance chart for 4 weeks. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA, and a second album was planned but with Vanity’s role replaced by Patrica “Apollonia” Kotero and the band reformed as Apollonia 6. Prince performs every instrument on the Vanity 6 album, his production credit is under the name of The Starr ★ Company.

Vanity 6

Lead Vocals
Denise Matthews
Susan Moonsie
Brenda Bennett


The Starr ★ Company (Prince)
Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records
37 years, 7 months ago on 11 August 1982
Running Time
US Chart Peak
UK Chart Peak


  1. Nasty Girl (5:10) 1
  2. Wet Dream (4:12)
  3. Drive Me Wild (2:31) 1
  4. He's So Dull (2:32) 1
  5. If A Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up) (5:34)
  6. Make-Up (2:40)
  7. Bite The Beat (3:12) 1
  8. 3 x 2 = 6 (5:24)

1 Released as singles.

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