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Prince to release new albums after record label bust-up

Published on Aug 27, 2014 1:20 PM
 
American pop star Prince will release two new albums at the end of next month, his record label said on Tuesday, marking the end of one of the longest-running employment disputes in musical history. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - American pop star Prince will release two new albums at the end of next month, his record

label said on Tuesday, marking the end of one of the longest-running employment disputes in musical history.

Prince, whose 1984 album Purple Rain sold more than 13 million copies in the United States, fell out with Warner Bros Records in the early 1990s, prompting him to change his name to an unpronounceable symbol and appear in public with the word "slave" daubed across his face.

The name change bewildered fans and led the press to dub him The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.

 
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