Publisher Spiegel & Grau has announced that Prince’s memoir, tentatively titled “The Beautiful Ones,” will be published next year.  The publisher released a statement which revealed that the book “will take readers on an unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work-from the family that shaped him and the people, places, and ideas that fired his creative imagination, to the stories behind the music that changed the world.” 

 

Prince told a music industry event audience that his brother Dan is helping to develop the book beginning from the artist’s first memory all the way up to his recent Super Bowl performance. 

 

Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis and first gained mainstream recognition in 1978 when he reached the Billboard Hot 100 for the very first time.  His 1984 album “Purple Rain” made him a star and spent 24 weeks at number 1 on the Billboard charts and sold over 13 million copies.  The artist-singer has won a Golden Globe, seven Grammys and an Academy Award, in 2004 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the first year that he was eligible. Prince has remained active throughout his career, releasing 39 albums, including four in the last two years of which he scored a No.1 hit with “Art Official Age.”

 

The memoir will be completed in the next year and become available in fall of 2017.

Published by Ville Iso-Ahola