Prince to publish ‘unconventional’ memoir called ‘The Beautiful Ones’

Book will be published in autumn 2017

Prince has announced that he will publish an autobiography next year.

The book will be titled The Beautiful Ones, taking its name from that of a song from his 1984 album ‘Purple Rain’.

It will span the period from his early life to his Super Bowl XLI halftime show performance in 2007.


The Beautiful Ones is scheduled for release in autumn 2017, published by Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau.

The memoir is described in a press release as “an unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work – from the family that shaped him and the people, places, and ideas that fired his creative imagination, to the stories behind the music that changed the world”.

Spiegel & Grau Executive Editor Chris Jackson says: “Prince is a towering figure in global culture and his music has been the soundtrack for untold numbers of people—including me—for more than a generation; his creative genius has provided the musical landscape of our lives. Millions of words have been written about Prince—books and articles, essays and criticism—but we’re thrilled to be publishing Prince’s powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice.”

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