Prince Rogers Nelson

The Minnesota-born artist known as Prince was a world-famous musical innovator, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and so much more.

During his legendary career, Prince Rogers Nelson became a cultural icon – he released 39 albums (more than 100 million records sold), was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, won seven Grammy Awards, an Oscar (“Best Original Song Score” for Purple Rain), and multiple American Music Awards. Prince died on April 21, 2016 – gone way too soon, but his music will live on forever!

Honoring The Purple One’s legacy on what would have been Prince’s 58th birthday, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton declared that Tuesday, June 7, 2016 was “Prince Day” in Minnesota.


Prince, Outside of Schmitt Music's store, Downtown Minneapolis

Prince was a Schmitt Music customer! In 1977, photographer Robert Whitman captured images of a young Prince standing in front of the iconic “music wall” on Schmitt Music’s former downtown Minneapolis headquarters – Prince’s first professional photo shoot!


Prince music books: Purple Rain, Ultimate, Musicology

Celebrate Prince’s music on “Prince Day” and every day!

Schmitt Music is proud to offer Prince music books and digital sheet music! CLICK HERE to shop digital sheet music & songbooks, or visit your Schmitt Music store to pick up a copy of Purple Rain, Prince – Ultimate, or Musicology books for Piano / Vocal / Guitar.


Check out these links for more stories about Prince and his legacy:

  • MINNPOST – article featuring the Schmitt Music mural landmark
  • CITYPAGES – article about Prince Day