A look back at Prince’s legendary career in photos

The world was introduced to Prince over 40 years ago when the superstar’s first album, For You, was released in April of 1978. His first live performance with his band followed in January of the next year, and from there, the rest is history.

Prince — born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958 — passed away today at the age of 57. From his earliest performances to one of the most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows in history, there was never any shortage of spectacle when Prince was in the spotlight.
(Photo by Liu Heung Shing/AP Photo)