This resolution honors the life and achievements of Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson), a musician and cultural icon whose death shocked and saddened fans on April 21, 2016.
The resolution describes Prince as “a superstar composer, an amazing performer, and a music innovator with a fierce belief in the independence of his art.”
It lists a series of his accomplishments, including:
Selling more than 100,000,000 records;
Releasing 39 studio albums;
Reaching Number 1 on the Billboard 100 for five songs;
Having 40 different singles reach the top 100;
Winning seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award;
Entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility;
The resolution, which was introduced by Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), also praises Prince’s commitment to his home state of Minnesota.
According to the resolution, Prince leaves behind “millions of fans and a legacy of music that touched hearts, opened minds, and made the people of the United States want to dance.”