1980s music of the day! .
1999 is the 5th studio album by recording artist Prince, released on Oct. 27, 1982 (which was 38 years from yesterday), by Warner Bros. Records. It became his 1st album to be recorded with his band The Revolution. 1999’s critical and commercial success propelled Prince to a place in the public psyche, and marked the beginning of 2 years of heightened fame via his following releases. 1999 was Prince’s 1st top album on the Billboard 200, peaking at № 9, and was 5th in the Billboard Year-End Albums of 1983. “1999”, a protest against nuclear proliferation, was a Billboard Hot 100 top 20 hit, peaking at № 12. It has since become one of Prince’s most recognizable compositions. “Delirious” reached № 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, while “Little Red Corvette” peaked at № 6, becoming Prince's highest charting US single at the time. “International Lover” was also nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards, which was Prince’s 1st Grammy Award nomination. 1999 received widespread acclaim from critics, and was seen as Prince’s breakthrough album. On March 24, 1999, 1999 was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA. Following Prince’s death in April 2016, the album re-entered the Billboard 200 and peaked at № 7, besting its original performance on the chart 33 years earlier. A re-release and remaster of the album, including 35 previously unreleased recordings, was released in Nov. 2019. 1999 has been ranked as “one of the greatest albums of all time” by several publications and organizations. It is also included on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. .
In 2008, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. .
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The album has always been great, even the song 1999 itself! Love it!