Happy Birthday Prince: His life and career in photos

Prince would've celebrated his 63rd birthday on June 7. The legendary musician died in 2016 at 57 when he was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park studio compound. In celebration of his life, we're looking back at his career in photos.

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis and was part of the ‘Minneapolis Sound’ in the 1990s: a mix of funk, rock, pop and new-wave synthesizers. A master of many instruments and a vessel of seemingly endless scores, Prince and his music constantly evolved.

Prince performs his first of three shows onstage during ‘One Night… Three Venues’ hosted by Prince and Lotusflow3r.com held at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on March 28, 2009, in Los Angeles.

From long and straight, to curly with a pompadour, to short and sassy, to modified afro styles, Prince’s hair was always a splendid feature of his fashion. Here he performs at a benefit concert for the family of Charles (Big Chick) Huntsberry in Minneapolis in 1990.

Prince takes a picture of an ANSA photographer as he leaves a hairdresser in Rome.

Prince worked the androgynous look like no other.

The Prince fashion sense is always fully thought out. Check the matching shirt and guitar. He performs with Mary J. Blige onstage, during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Prince performs in Minneapolis on June 7, 1984.

Prince, foreground, consistently worked with women musicians and produced girl groups like 3rdEyeGirl.

Longtime collaborator Sheila E and Prince perform during the NCLR ALMA Awards held at the Pasadena Calif., on June 1, 2007.

Prince and members of his group Wendy Melvoin, left, and Lisa Coleman accept their Oscar for Best Original Song Score for ‘Purple Rain.’

Prince and Wendy Melvoin perform in San Francisco on May 23, 1986.

Prince arrives with his second wife, Manuela Testolini, for the 77th Academy Awards in February 2005 in Los Angeles. Prince was a presenter during the Oscars telecast.

Prince poses with his first wife Mayte as they arrives at the De Beer and Versace charity fashion event in June 1999. Mayte was a dancer in Prince’s shows. The couple had one son who died in infancy.

Prince performs at the Super Bowl XLI during the half time show in 2007.

Prince presents the album of the year at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

Prince performs on stage during the Purple Rain Tour in 1984.

Never boxed into one genre of music, Prince performs during a jam session in the Montreux Jazz Cafe after his concert at the 41st Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland.

Prince. a wedding singer?? Why not? He pulls bride Mellody Hobson onstage during her wedding reception with George Lucas at Promontory Point on June 29, 2013, in Chicago.

Prince and Beyonce bring the music to the 46th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Beyoncé and Prince perform at the Grammy Awards.

Prince makes a special guest appearance on Fox’s ‘New Girl’ in 2014.

Prince performs in his debut movie, ‘Purple Rain,’ the 1984 rock opera about a young man’s search for artistic accomplishment and love.

Prince, a basketball fan and reported excellent shooter, watches an NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif.

Prince watches the NBA All-Star game in Las Vegas in February 2007.

In 1996, the then-Artist, Formerly Known as Prince, appears on the ‘Today’ show in Rockefeller Plaza with the word ‘Slave’ written across his face.

Boxing great Muhammad Ali embraces the then-Artist Formerly Known as Prince during a meeting in Washington June 24, 1997, before a news conference where they were to announce plans for a benefit concert to promote international harmony and tolerance.

Prince and dozens of singers perform “We Are The World” on the 10th anniversary of the African famine relief anthem at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Jan.30, 1995.

Prince performs during his headlining set at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 26, 2008.

Prince performs at the 10th anniversary Essence Music Festival at the Superdome on July 2, 2004 in New Orleans.

Prince appears on stage at the 50th Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2008.

Prince presents at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Prince accepts the award for outstanding male artist at the 38th NAACP Image Awards in 2007.

Prince performs onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013, in Las Vegas.

Prince performs during the second day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., in 2008.

Prince performs in Miami Beach on Feb.1, 2007.

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