Published June 7, 2016


Hailing from Oakland, CA, Sheila E. is one of the best percussionists of our time. By the time she was 20 years old, she'd played with the likes of George Duke, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock and Lionel Richie.

In 1978, Sheila E. met Prince while she was performing with her father. The two went on to collaborate on the Purple Rain recordings. She eventually branched out to have a solo career, releasing several albums, including The Glamorous Life and Sex Cymbal.

During Black Girls Rock! 2015, Miss E. brought her artistry to a whole new generation of music lovers. She'll do that yet again on Sunday, June 26 at 8P/7C.

What's Happening With: Sheila E.