10 Artists That Channel Prince in Their Music

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  • D'Angelo
  • Alicia Keys
  • Ready for the World, Prince
  • Bilal
  • Maxwell
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Luke James
  • Prince
  • Janelle Monae
  • Miguel

Ready for the World, "Oh Sheila"

As legend has it, this infectious 1985 Billboard 100 No. 1 hit sounded so much like a Prince song it fooled even those that worked closely with the Purple One. After hearing the song on the radio for the first time Sheila E., Prince's one-time protege, reportedly called the music legend to ask him if he'd written the song about her. Nope. The funky groove was, instead, the handy work of the Flint, Michigan, based band Ready for the World.

 

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