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Prince’s Awards

Prince, best? Gold Experience, better. In concert, perfectly free. On record, slave. Get wild. Come.

Prince has had his successes, not only measured in the Billboard charts, but also by his ever expanding award cabinet.

Who can forget that infamous acceptance speech Prince gave when collecting the Brit Award for Best International Solo Male to great applause. It remains a favourite Prince speech, and all the better for being said right in front of the record execs he despised for withholding the release of The Gold Experience. Learn more of his dispute with Warner Brothers, in the Prince biography.

So with one Oscar, seven Grammy’s (and 32 nominations) and six Brit Awards in the bank, what else has Prince collected throughout his purple reign:

The Grammy’s

1984: Best Original Album: Purple Rain
1984: Best R&B Song: I Feel For You
1984: Best Rock and Roll Vocal Performance: Purple Rain
1986: Best R&B Vocal Performance: Kiss
2005: Best Male R&B Performance: Call My Name
2005: Best Traditional R&B Performance: Musicology
2008: Best Male R&B Performance: Future Baby Mamma

The Brit Awards

1985: Best International Act
1992: Best International Male Solo Artist
1993: Best International Male Solo Artist
1995: Best International Male Solo Artist
1996: Best International Male Solo Artist

American Music Awards

1985: Best Pop Album: Purple Rain
1985: Best R&B Single: When Doves Cry
1985: Best Soul/R&B Album: Purple Rain
1990: Award of Achievement
1995: Award of Merit
2016: Top Soundtrack: Purple Rain (posthumous)

MTV Video Music Awards

1986: Best Dance Video: Raspberry Beret
1988: Best Male Video: U Got The Look
1992: Best Dance Video: Cream

Academy Awards (Oscars)

1985: Best Original Song Score: Purple Rain

The Golden Globe Awards

2007: Best Original Song For A Motion Picture: The Song Of The Heart

World Music Awards

1994: Outstanding Contribution to the Pop Industry

ASCAP Awards

1990: Most Performed Song From A Motion Picture: Partyman
1991: Most Performed Song From A Motion Picture: Thieves in the Temple

Black Entertainment (BET) Awards

2006: Best Male R&B Artist
2010: Lifetime Achievement Award

National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) Image Awards

1997: Special Achievement Award
2005: Outstanding Album: Musicology
2005: Vanguard Award
2007: Outstanding Male Artist

Q Awards

1990: Best Songwriter

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2004: Inducted (US)
2006: Inducted (UK)

Grammy Hall of Fame

2008: Inducted Album: 1999

Internet Awards

1999: Yahoo – Best Internet Single: The War
2000: Yahoo – Best Internet Single: One Song
2001: Yahoo – Best Internet Single: The Work Part 1
2004: Billboard Digital – Best Use of Technology by an Artist
2005: Horizon Interactive – Best Entertainment Website
2006: Webby – Lifetime Achievement

Billboard Music Awards

2007: The Boxscore Award: The Earth Tour (21 sell-out arena shows)
2013: Icon Award

Soul Train Awards

1992: Heritage Award
2000: Male Artist of the Decade

World Soundtrack Awards

2004: Special 20th Anniversary Award: Purple Rain

Pollstar Awards

2004: Most Innovative Stage Design: Musicology
2004: Major Tour of the Year Award: Musicology

British Pop Industry Awards

1985: Best International Artist
1985: Best Soundtrack Album: Purple Rain

Soul of American Music Awards

1994: The Living Legend Award

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