Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010


Age: 51
Occupation: Musician
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

Twenty-five years after Purple Rain, the artist formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince still flaunts his high-energy sound. He released a triple album in 2009 — LOtUSFLOW3R, MPLSoUND and Elixer — which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, in addition to staging two surprise performances in Paris and his hometown of Minneapolis.