The Revolution (Founded by Prince)

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The Revolution was an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 by Prince. Although widely associated with rock music, the band's sound incorporated rhythm and blues, funk, pop, and hard rock elements. Before their official break-up, The Revolution had released two studio albums, two soundtracks, and two videos. The band is known for its many members, varied in race and gender.

The Revolution rose to international fame in the mid-1980s with Purple Rain, selling over 16 million albums in the United States alone. The band achieved two number-one Billboard 200 albums (Purple Rain and Around the World in a Day), six top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and won three Grammy Awards. The band officially disbanded in 1986 after the Hit n Run – Parade Tour, which supported Parade, the soundtrack for Under the Cherry Moon.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Around the World in a Day Prince & The Revolution 5 7

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Purple Rain Prince & The Revolution 4.25 16
1986 Parade: Music From the Motion Picture Under the Cherry Moon Prince & The Revolution 5 10


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 I Would Die 4 U / Another Lonely Christmas Prince & The Revolution 1
1984 Let's Go Crazy Prince & The Revolution 5 3
1984 Purple Rain / God Prince & The Revolution 2
1984 When Doves Cry / 17 Days Prince & The Revolution 2
1985 America / Girl Prince & The Revolution 1
1985 Paisley Park Prince & The Revolution 1
1985 Pop Life / Hello Prince & The Revolution 1
1985 Raspberry Beret / She's Always in My Hair Prince & The Revolution 1
1986 Kiss Prince & The Revolution 4
1986 Kiss / ♥ Or $ Prince & The Revolution 2
1986 Mountains / Alexa de Paris Prince & The Revolution 1
When Doves Cry Prince & The Revolution 1

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