His parents were both African-American and his family ancestry is centered in Louisiana, with all four of his grandparents hailing from that state.
Prince's father was a pianist and songwriter, and his mother was a jazz singer.
Prince was given his father's stage name, Prince Rogers, which his father used while performing with a jazz group called the Prince Rogers Trio.
In 1991, Prince's father told A Current Affair, "I named my son Prince because I wanted him to do everything I wanted to do." Prince has said he was "born epileptic" and "used to have seizures" when he was young.
He played on Central's junior varsity basketball team, and continued to play basketball recreationally as an adult.The album was mixed in Los Angeles and released on April 7, 1978. 4 on the Billboard Top R&B/Black Albums charts and No. It contained two R&B hits: "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? "I Wanna Be Your Lover" sold over a million copies, and reached No. In October 1981, Prince released the album, Controversy.According to the For You album notes, Prince wrote, produced, arranged, composed, and played all 27 instruments on the recording, except for the song "Soft and Wet", whose lyrics were co-written by Moon. He played several dates in support of it, at first as one of the opening acts for the Rolling Stones, on their US tour.However, Baker took Prince to see James Brown in concert and Prince credited Baker with improving the family's finances.After a brief period living with his father, who bought him his first guitar, he then moved into the home of neighbors named Anderson and befriended their son Andre Anderson, who later became known as André Cymone.