Prince’s Estate to Release Posthumous Album “Originals”

Prince performing in 2011
Prince performing in 2011. Photo by Stephanie Paschal/REX/Shutterstock (1365877ac)

Prince’s estate will mark the birthday of the late music legend with a brand-new posthumous album titled Originals. This record will feature 14 previously unreleased tracks, some of which he recorded with other artists.

Prince’s estate joined forces with Tidal and Warner Bros. Records, to share this album with the world on June 7.  According to the official press release, Originals will feature 14 previously unreleased recordings that illuminate the vital, behind-the-scenes role Prince played in other artists’ careers.

“By the mid-1980s, Prince was dominating the charts with songs that he had either recorded, produced for protégés, or passed along to other artists. The effect was a complete saturation and transformation of the pop music landscape, with Prince both leading and subverting mainstream culture,” tweeted representatives of Prince’s estate.

Originals will start streaming on Tidal on June 7, and its physical copy will be released by Warner Bros. Records two weeks later.