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U Make My Sun Shine

NPG Records

U Make My Sun Shine was originally intended to be the lead single for Prince’s aborted High album. Despite the song being earlier freely available as an MP3 download, the physical version (released on 10 April 2001) still managed to chart – reaching position 59.

B-side: When Will We B Paid?

The CD release is unique in two ways; 1) that it is Prince‘s first single to be jointly credited with another performer (Angie Stone) not a member of his regular band; and 2) it is his only single to contain a cover song on its B-side (The Staple singers’ When Will We B Paid)2.

U Make My Sun Shine also became Prince’s first release as ‘Prince’ since reverting to his birth name which had been changed to The Artist Formally Known As Prince ( Prince love symbol) due to his dispute with Warner Brothers over the ownership of his music. The background vocals are provided by Milenia.


NPG Records
NPG Records
19 years, 2 months ago on 10 April 2001
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  1. U Make My Sun Shine [duet with Angie Stone] (5:52)
  2. When Will We B Paid? [feat. Audio Stepchild] (4:06)
  3. Throw Dat Leg Up [snippet] (1:36) 1
  4. Sweet Punanny [snippet] (1:29) 1

1 Performed by Track Squad

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