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In 2000, he began referring to himself as "Prince" again.He released 16 albums after that, including the platinum-selling Musicology (2004).
In the book Possessed: The Rise and Fall of Prince (2003), author Alex Hahn says that Dickerson was reluctant to sign a three-year contract and wanted to pursue other musical ventures.
Dickerson was replaced by Coleman's friend Wendy Melvoin.
His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three records—Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—continued his success, showcasing Prince's prominently sexual lyrics and blending of funk, dance, and rock music.
In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as The Revolution and released Purple Rain, the soundtrack album to his eponymous 1984 film debut.
Prince's father was a pianist and songwriter, and his mother was a jazz singer.