Prince's 'Family' Tree: See the Purple One's Musical Universe

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Prince performs during his "Welcome 2 Europe" tour at Metropolis on June 24, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. 

Prince's recording career is among the most prolific in music history, with 39 studio albums spread across the 38 years since his 1978 debut, For You. But those albums only represent one portion of the Purple One's output, with dozens of collaborators both playing in his bands -- at various times, the Revolution, New Power Generation and 3rdEyeGirl -- and performing songs produced and written for other outfits such as The Time, Vanity 6 and Madhouse, to name a few.

Within these bands, Prince experimented with pop, funk, psychedelic rock, jazz and R&B, often utilizing some of his more well-known collaborators -- Sheila E., Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Campbell, Eric Leeds, Bobby Z and more -- in multiple different groups. After Prince's untimely passing at the age of 57 on April 21, Billboard dives into the galaxy of performers and musicians who have inhabited Prince's musical universe.

Illustration by Patrick Crowley