Friday is Prince Day in Minnesota

Posted April 23, 2017

Quite honestly, "Party [ing] like it's 1999" is mandatory when thinking of his legacy and over the course of four days (festivities kicked off on the 20th), his life and contributions will be honored at Paisley Park, Prince's historic recording sanctuary, which now serves as a museum.

Several landmarks, including the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis, will be bathed in purple lights.

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLet's go insane remembering Prince, who died one year ago today from a drug overdose.

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He last saw the performer at the Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore a year before his death - from the crowd, rather than the side of the stage as he used to - and said he wished he had taken his son backstage to meet the artist. She says it's hard knowing that Prince is no longer here, but that "his spirit, his energy is still with us". According to Jackson, the Purple One was wearing "church shoes" when he beat Murphy and his friends on the court. Among those taking part will be members of Prince's band the Revolution, who will open a 26-date tour as part of the commemoration.

Since his death a year ago, Prince has sold more music than any musician out there.

January 2017: Prince becomes the best-selling artist of 2016, moving 2.2 million units, beating Beyonce and Adele, reported Forbes. TMZ reported that Jay Z attempted to buy Prince's unreleased music that was kept in a vault after his death but was unsuccessful.

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Today (April 21) marks the first anniversary of Prince's death at his Paisley Park complex in Minneapolis, at the age of 57 from an overdose of fentanyl. The estate of Prince quickly objected and a United States District Court judge in Minnesota granted a temporary restraining order.

On Tuesday came news of the release of "Deliverance", a new Prince EP featuring six songs he recorded between 2006 and 2008.

The song is a far cry from what Day was working on in 2015 just months before Prince died.

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