Purple Rain is widely considered to be among the most important albums in music history and often named the best soundtrack of all time. It sold over a million copies in its first week and blasted to #1 on the charts, where it would remain for a full six months and eventually sell over 20 million copies worldwide. It spun off three huge hit singles, won Grammys and an Oscar, and took Prince from pop star to legend. With impeccable research and in-depth interviews with people who witnessed Prince's audacious vision becoming a reality, this book reveals how this blossoming artist from Minnesota was able not only to get Purple Rain made, but deliver on his promise to conquer the world. Hardcover. 304 pages.