Prince wasn’t only an album making machine for his solo and group projects, producing 39 studio albums before his untimely death, he created a lot of songs that became huge hits for others.
Madonna, MC Hammer, and The Bangles are just some of the artists that benefited from Prince’s songwriting talents. Sinéad O’Connor’s biggest, most well-known song was a remake of a Prince tune.
Prince would have continued producing music far into the future. He released two albums, HITnRUN Phase One, and HITnRUN Phase Two, last year. And he was still performing shows as close as a week before his death.