Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) has hand signed this very good condition copy of the double LP “1999” on the front cover in green ink. 1999 is the fifth studio album by Prince, released on October 27, 1982. It was his first top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States (peaking at number 9) and became the fifth best-selling album of 1983.
1999 was Prince’s breakthrough album, but his next album Purple Rain would become his most successful. The title track was a protest against nuclear proliferation and became his first top ten hit in countries outside the U.S. In 2003, the TV network VH1 placed 1999 49th in its list of the greatest albums of all time. The album was also part of Slant Magazine’s list “The 50 Most Essential Pop Albums”and the magazine listed the album at #8 on its list of “Best Albums of the 1980’s”.
The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.In 2003, the album was ranked number 163 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time