Purple Rain (song)

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"Purple Rain" is a pop and rock song by the musician Prince. The song is from the 1984 album of the same name. It was the third single off that album.

On the Billboard Hot 100, the album reached #2 for two weeks. It was certified as Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.[1] One million copies were shipped in the United States.

Prince won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for "Purple Rain".

The original version is eight minutes/forty five seconds long. The song was shortened to four minutes before it was released as a single.

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  1. "Prince 'Purple Rain'". RIAA. Retrieved Apr 21, 2016.