Prince is the second full-length studio album by Prince. It was released worldwide in October 1979, eighteen months after his first album, For You.
Album sessions took place from late April to 13 June 1979 at Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA, USA. Overdubs and mixing took place at Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
As with his first album, Prince played all instruments on all tracks. Bobby Z. and André Cymone were listed in the credits as "heaven-sent helpers" leading to some questioning of their involvement, and Prince has confirmed that André Cymone adds some vocal harmony to Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
The album produced five singles, I Wanna Be Your Lover (which preceded the album), Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?, Still Waiting, Sexy Dancer (released in the UK & Japan only) and Bambi (released in Belgium and the Netherlands only).
Prince engaged in his first tour in the USA to support the album on the Prince Tour in November and December 1979, and February 1980, usually playing every song from the album.
The album reached number 22 on the US Billboard Top LP's & Tapes, and number 3 on the Billboard Soul LPs Chart.
It was certified platinum by the RIAA, indicating 1,000,000 copies shipped in the USA.
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