Prince and The Revolution
Prince and The Revolution is an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota and assembled in 1979 by Prince. Although widely associated with rock music, the band’s sound incorporated rhythm and blues, pop, funk, and psychedelia 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 (1984), which reached number one on the Billboard 200 and became certified 13x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The band also achieved its second number-one Billboard 200 album with Around the World in a Day in 1985. They achieved six top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including three number-ones: “Let’s Go Crazy”, “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss”. The band officially disbanded in 1986 after the Hit n Run – Parade Tour, which supported Parade, the soundtrack for Under the Cherry Moon. Following Prince’s death in 2016, the band announced reunion shows. The Revolution has won three Grammy Awards.