Was Purple Rain a success?

Was Purple Rain a box office hit?

Purple Rain grossed over $72 million worldwide, against its $7.2 million budget. The film won an Oscar for Best Original Song Score.

Purple Rain (film)

Purple Rain
Box office $70.3 million

How many copies did Purple Rain sell?

For countless listeners, Prince was Purple Rain. The album eventually sold 13 million copies — more than three times the total for 1999, his next-biggest seller.

Why is Purple Rain so good?

Released in 1984 via Warner Brothers, Purple Rain is Prince’s sixth studio full-length and is also actually a soundtrack. As such, it has both a denser sound (thanks to a full backing band, the Revolution) and the hints of kitsch and occasional embellishment that come with musical scores.

Is Purple Rain the best song ever?

“Purple Rain” became arguably the best rock ballad ever written. But what made the Purple Rain soundtrack amazing was that it went nine tracks and 44 minutes deep without a single bad moment. Without even just an OK moment. Purple Rain is peak Prince from start to finish.

Did Prince dad write Purple Rain?

John Nelson, a jazz pianist who performed with the Prince Rogers Trio, died in 2001 at age 85. He co-wrote some songs with Prince, including “Computer Blue” from “Purple Rain.” … “Our dad wrote and composed many songs, but they were never recorded until now.

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What is Prince’s best-selling song?

The list is led by his No. 1 smash from the Purple Rain soundtrack, “When Doves Cry.” Here are Prince’s 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits.

Who played the guitar solo on Purple Rain?

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What is Selena’s most popular signature song?

“Como La Flor”

Credited to Selena y Los Dinos, the 1992 hit became Selena Quintanilla’s signature song. With the lithe cadence of the tune and its soothing narrative about an unreconciled love compared to a withered flower, the queen of Tejano captivated the world with music that proved the divergence of her audience.

What did Purple Rain actually mean?

Prince explained the meaning of ‘Purple Rain’ as: “When there’s blood in the sky – red and blue = purple… purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/god guide you through the purple rain.” … could have sworn it was Judgment Day, the sky was all purple…”).