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Prince and the Revolution
Purple Rain

Genre Pop
Release Date 1984
Label Warner Bros. Records







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Page 6 of the April 6, 1985 issue of Billboard
Prince, Wonder Honored By Motion Picture Academy
by Paul Green
LOS ANGELES Prince and Stevie Wonder added to the their laurels Monday (25) by winning their first Academy Awards. Prince's "Purple Rain" won the Oscar for best original song score while Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You" was named best original song.
Warner Bros. soundtrack to "Purple Rain," which has sold more than nine million copies since its release last summer perviously netted Grammy Awards for best score and best rock performance by a duo or group.
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The awards come at opportune times for Prince and Wonder. Both artists are due to release new studio albums next month. In fact, Prince & the Revolution's "Around the World In A Day" and Wonder's "In Square Circle" top the list of superstar album releases due in April (separate story, page 4).
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