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Their Love Pushed Them To New Artistic Heights, Now She’s Carrying On Prince’s Legacy

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Love is a wonderful thing, right?

But what about heartbreak? For Shelia E., love and heartbreak have been two of the main driving forces throughout her illustrious music career. Her talents as a drummer and her love of Prince, who died just over a year ago, helped create some of that generation’s most important music. Their love was so strong, Prince once famously proposed to Sheila E. while onstage, during a performance of “Purple Rain.” The heartbreaking end to their relationship, however, pushed Sheila E. to pursue her own musical projects, where she could continue to grow as an artist. And in the end, both Sheila E. and Prince had a connection that few people are lucky enough to find during their short time on Earth.

On what would have been Prince’s 58th birthday, Sheila E. has released cover of Prince’s “America.”


When Prince died, Sheila E. put her music projects on hold and began working on an album of covers. In Sheila E.’s words, she “wanted to create a music project that speaks to our confusing time and draws on the music of the past.” Sheila E., as Rolling Stone reported, believed Prince’s “America” was relevant because it was a “response to Reagan-era paranoia over nuclear war during the mid-Eighties.”

The project is so important to her that she reached out to fans to help pay for the album. For Sheila E., money isn’t an issue. As she once told Prince, Rolling Stone reported, “I’m not here to play your music to get paid because it’s money, money has nothing to do with it, I’m here because I love you. I don’t care about your money.” For Sheila E. “Iconic” is about love.

Check out Sheila E.’s cover of Prince’s “America,” available exclusively at Rolling Stone.

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Remember The Song “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” Prince Wrote About A Latina

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Remember The Song “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” Prince Wrote About A Latina

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Prince, 57, died unexpectedly in his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. But, perhaps, no one is more shocked and saddened by his death than his ex wife, Mayté García.

“I can’t even think of the words of what I’m feeling. This man was my everything, we had a family. I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated…” García said on her Instagram account.

The former dancer of Puerto Rican descent met Prince in 1990. She later joined the singer on tour as a backup dancer. They became a couple and married in 1996. He released an album inspired by her that included the hit “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.” Watch below, but make sure you have a couple tissues around.

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After their wedding, the couple lost their only son a week after he was born due to Pfeiffer syndrome, a rare disease that affects the skull and bones.

“I loved him then, I love him now, and will love him eternally…He’s with our son now,” García added.

Read more about Mayté García’s reaction here.

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Everybody Is In Shock About The Sudden Death Of Musical Superstar Prince

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Everybody Is In Shock About The Sudden Death Of Musical Superstar Prince

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Today, the world lost Prince Rogers Nelson, the magnificent musician and artist known as Prince. Just days after being rushed to the hospital for a medical emergency, Prince was found dead in his Minnesota estate. He was 57. Celebrities have taken to social media to remember the musical icon and mourn the passing of a musical genius who brought us songs like “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry” and “Little Red Corvette“.

Ricky Martin offered a simple and heartbreaking tribute to Prince.

R. i. P. #Prince

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As did Demi Lovato.

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Mario Lopez made it clear how he felt about Prince’s body of work.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda offered his condolences in the form of some of Prince’s most famous lines.

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Some, like pro boxer Sergio Mora, celebrated the life that impacted so many people.

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Actor Luis Guzman was in shock and disbelief over the sudden death of the 57-year-old legend.

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Prince’s sudden death impacted musicians inspired by his greatness, like Prince Royce.

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Edward James Olmos understands the significance of Prince’s death in the totality of the world’s music.

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Gina Rodriguez wants to remember Prince as the musical genius that made her dance.

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And Eva Longoria said she’s missing the man that filled her childhood with incredible music.

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But Cypress Hill said it best. Rest in power, dear Prince.

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You will be missed. ?

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