Contents 1 History 2 Discography 2.1 Albums credited to Prince and The New Power Generation 2.2 Albums credited to The New Power Generation 2.3 Albums with contributions by The New Power Generation 2.4 Singles credited to Prince and The New Power Generation 2.5 Singles credited to The New Power Generation 2.6 Singles with contributions by The New Power Generation 3 See also 4 References

History[edit] The phrase "Welcome to the New Power Generation" was mentioned on the opening track of 1988's Lovesexy. New Power Generation was used for the first time as a band name in the 1990 film Graffiti Bridge, and a song entitled "New Power Generation" appeared on the accompanying soundtrack album. The New Power Generation debuted live during the Nude Tour in 1990 and on record on the 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls. The band consisted of holdovers from the Nude Tour: Michael Bland (drums), Levi Seacer, Jr. (guitar), Rosie Gaines (keyboards and backing vocals), Tony M. (lead raps and dancing), Kirk Johnson (percussion and dancing) and Damon Dickson (dancing), along with two new members Tommy Barbarella (keyboards) and Sonny T. (bass). Rosie Gaines left the band after the Diamonds and Pearls Tour and was replaced by keyboardist Morris Hayes. When Prince began his formal dispute with Warner Bros. and changed his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol in 1993, the NPG became a side-project for Prince, allowing him to release music outside of his contract. The NPG was intended to appeal to a more urban audience than Prince's mainstream material.[citation needed] The NPG's debut album, Goldnigga, featured Tony M. as lead vocalist/rapper. The album relied heavily on rap, while the music itself was reminiscent of the 1970s funk. Prince participated heavily in writing and performing the music, while Tony wrote and performed raps. Prince provided co-lead vocals on two songs, "Black M.F. in the House" and "Johnny", and the two were often performed by him in his own concerts and after shows. A reduced NPG returned to the Prince fold when he began performing under the symbolic moniker in early 1994, backing him on The Gold Experience. The rappers and dancers were let go, and Levi Seacer left the band as well. Given an expanded role in the band was dancer Mayte Garcia who provided backing and Spanish vocals. This incarnation released Exodus in 1995. Prince again took a role behind the scenes, adopting the guise of the masked "Tora Tora" and performing lead vocals on several tracks, sometimes with an altered voice. His participation in this version of the NPG was much more apparent. Although several raps were recorded for the album, they were left out of the final release, and the focus was more on funk. In 1996, longstanding members Michael Bland, Tommy Barbarella and Sonny T. were fired and a new band was formed for touring. Guitarists Kat Dyson and Mike Scott, along with bassist Rhonda Smith joined Morris Hayes and Kirk Johnson, who re-joined the band to play drums. In 1998, another NPG album was released titled Newpower Soul (modifying a song title from Exodus). In fact, a spoken outtake from Exodus mentions the upcoming album, indicating its planning stages. Prince features prominently on the cover and liner notes and provides lead vocals on all songs. Unlike the two previous releases, the album relies heavily on drum programming by Kirk Johnson and features input from Larry Graham and Doug E. Fresh. A fourth album, Peace, due to be released in 2001, never materialized and although a few songs have been made public through limited-release singles at concerts ("Peace" / "2045: Radical Man" and "The Daisy Chain" / "Gamillah") and through Prince's former official website, NPG Music Club. The songs were later included on the Prince albums The Slaughterhouse and The Chocolate Invasion. The band since has been a "revolving door" of musicians, who usually stay for a couple years before being replaced. It is often nebulous as to who is actually an 'official' member. In 2010, three former members of the original New Power Generation, drummer Michael Bland, keyboardist Tommy Barbarella and bass player Sonny T., became members of Nick Jonas and the Administration (a side project of Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers).[1] In 2013, NPG singer Elisa Fiorillo (Dease) formed a duo with Nashville-based guitarist Tyler Reese, called The Dease & Reese Project, and in 2014 released the album Life in 20 (REMU Records). Fiorillo continued to perform with Prince. The NPG collaborated with Prince once more in 2015 on what would be his last studio album, Hit n Run Phase Two. After Prince's untimely death in 2016, the band reunited in 2017 for a US and European Prince tribute tour[2].

Discography[edit] This is the discography of The New Power Generation, credited as a separate entity from Prince. Albums credited to Prince and The New Power Generation[edit] Year Album US UK[3][4] Worldwide sales (when available) 1991 Diamonds and Pearls 3 2 7.0 million 1992 Love Symbol Album 5 1 3.5 million 2002 One Nite Alone... Live! 2003 C-Note Albums credited to The New Power Generation[edit] Year Album US UK[3][4] Worldwide sales (when available) Additional information 1993 Goldnigga - - - Tony M. performs lead vocals. 1995 Exodus - 11 - Sonny T. performs lead vocals. 1998 Newpower Soul 22 38 500,000 Prince performs lead vocals. Prince's symbol (stylized) and portrait is on the front cover. Albums with contributions by The New Power Generation[edit] Year Album US UK[3][4] Worldwide sales (when available) Additional information 1990 Graffiti Bridge 6 1 2.0 million Unnamed New Power Generation members provided backing vocals on the song "New Power Generation". 1994 Blankman - - - Includes "Super Hero", credited to The New Power Generation and The Steeles. Prêt-à-Porter - - - Includes an alternate version of "Get Wild", credited to The New Power Generation, with Sonny T. on lead vocals. 1996 Girl 6 75 - - Includes "Count the Days", from Exodus and title track is credited to The New Power Generation, with Prince on lead vox. 2004 The Chocolate Invasion - - - The New Power Generation is credited for the track "Gamillah". The Slaughterhouse - - - The New Power Generation is credited for the tracks "Peace", "2045: Radical Man", and "The Daisy Chain". 2006 3121 1 9 1.38 million The New Power Generation is credited for "shouts" on the song "Lolita". Singles credited to Prince and The New Power Generation[edit] Year Song US US R&B US Dance UK[3][4] Album 1991 "Gett Off" 21 6 1 4 Diamonds and Pearls "Cream" 1 - - 15 "Diamonds and Pearls" 3 1 - 25 1992 "Money Don't Matter 2 Night" 23 14 - 19 "Insatiable" 77 3 - - "Thunder" - - - 28 "Sexy MF"/"Strollin'" 66 76 - 4 Love Symbol Album/Diamonds and Pearls "My Name Is Prince" 36 25 9 7 Love Symbol Album "My Name Is Prince" (remixes) - - - 51 - "7" 7 61 - 27 Love Symbol Album "The Morning Papers" 44 68 - 52 "Damn U" 108 32 - - 1993 "Nothing Compares 2 U" - 62 - - The Hits/The B-Sides; B-side to "Peach" 2002 "Days of Wild" - - - - - 2004 "Controversy (Live in Hawaii)" - - - - - Singles credited to The New Power Generation[edit] Year Song US US R&B US Dance UK[3][4] Album 1993 "2gether" - - - - Goldnigga 1994 "Get Wild" - - - 19 Exodus "Count the Days" - - - - "Super Hero" featuring The Steeles - - - - Blankman: Music from the Motion Picture 1995 "The Good Life" - - - 29 Exodus 1996 "Girl 6" - 78 - - Girl 6 1997 "The Good Life" (re-issue) - - - 15 Exodus 1998 "The War" - - - - - "The One" - 44 - - Newpower Soul "Come On" - - - 65 2001 "Peace"/"2045: Radical Man" - - - - The Slaughterhouse "The Daisy Chain"/"Gamillah" - - - - The Slaughterhouse/The Chocolate Invasion Singles with contributions by The New Power Generation[edit] Year Song US US R&B US Dance UK[3][4] Album Additional information 1990 "New Power Generation" 64 27 - 26 Graffiti Bridge The New Power Generation provides backing vox 1995 "Purple Medley" 84 74 - 33 - The New Power Generation contributes additional music

See also[edit] List of artists who reached number one in the United States List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. dance chart

References[edit] ^ ^ ^ a b c d e f Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 392. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.  ^ a b c d e f Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 439. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.  v t e Prince Discography Albums Singles Videography Unreleased projects Awards and nominations Associates Concerts Prince Tour Dirty Mind Tour Controversy Tour 1999 Tour Purple Rain Tour Parade Tour Sign o' the Times Tour Lovesexy Tour Nude Tour Diamonds and Pearls Tour Act I and II Interactive Tour The Ultimate Live Experience Love 4 One Another Charities Tour Jam of the Year Tour New Power Soul Tour Hit n Run Tour A Celebration One Nite Alone... Tour World Tour 2003 Musicology Live 2004ever Per4ming Live 3121 The Earth Tour: 21 Nights in London 20Ten Tour Welcome 2 Live Out Loud Tour Hit n Run Tour Piano & A Microphone Tour Filmography Purple Rain Under the Cherry Moon Sign o' the Times Graffiti Bridge Videography Prince and the Revolution: Live Diamonds and Pearls Video Collection The Hits Collection 3 Chains o' Gold Rave Un2 the Year 2000 Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas Video games Prince Interactive Stage productions Glam Slam Ulysses Billboards Associated companies Paisley Park Records NPG Records Related The Revolution The New Power Generation 3rdeyegirl The Time Vanity 6 Apollonia 6 The Family Madhouse Mazarati Mayte Garcia (first wife) Manuela Testolini (second wife) John L. Nelson (father) Tyka Nelson (sister) NPG Music Club Minneapolis sound Purplish Rain Book:Prince Authority control MusicBrainz: 51d63176-56e8-45b9-88e3-81e6436473f3 Retrieved from "" Categories: The New Power GenerationMusical groups established in 1990Musical groups disestablished in 2013Rock music groups from MinnesotaAmerican funk musical groupsPrince (musician)Musical groups from the Twin CitiesMusical backing groupsHidden categories: Wikipedia pages with incorrect protection templatesArticles needing additional references from January 2013All articles needing additional referencesArticles with hCardsAll articles with unsourced statementsArticles with unsourced statements from January 2009Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers

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