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Here's Why You Need To Thank Prince For All Your Favorite Songs

If he wasn't your favorite artist, he was your favorite artist's favorite artist.

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4. Justin Timberlake

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Justin sampled Prince's 1985 single "Raspberry Beret" on "Until The End of Time and has also been quoted saying, "He’s [Prince] somewhere within every song I’ve ever written.”

5. Miguel

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Miguel has been called this generations Prince more times than he can probably count. The crooner spoke about the purple one's influence in an interview last year with Entertainment Weekly, “There’s no way Prince could not be a musical influence of mine. I grew up not only looking up to him as a musician but as an icon, someone who was pushing the boundaries in his art."


15. Usher

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The singer said what we all knew to be true in an interview with The Fader, "Every album I’d always do like one song that is very Prince-influenced, because he’s a great influence on me musically, especially just kind of being expansive and creating music that represents many different genres."