Purple text outlined in white on a color photograph of Prince
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Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by Prince and was released on June 25, 1984. It is also the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name starring Prince in his debut acting role. The album was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for 24 consecutive weeks and sold over 25 million copies worldwide. It won two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Prince also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for the film soundtrack.