publication date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (part of Winter 2015)

category: Music

clue: This royal Minnesotan's purple reign over the music business has lasted well beyond the 1999 party that he predicted.

explanation: Prince's albums included 1999 and Purple Rain. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Lori Lancaster


Similar Goos

Prince

This former "slave" is now once again pop music royalty. Go »

Prince

pop/rock royalty Go »

Ice-T

This rapper went from killing cops to playing one on TV. Go »

Mark Ronson

This British DJ went through several versions of his music before scoring a funky uptown hit. Go »

Joe Strummer

He named himself after an anonymous guitarist, his band after a violent conflict, and his album after the allure of his adopted hometown of London. Go »

Sam Smith

This singer is the intersection between Taylor Swift, Naughty Boy, and Tom Petty. Go »