On 29 March, 1987, Prince swept the board at the Razzies.
His second feature film, Under The Cherry Moon, was named worst picture, while he scooped worst actor and the track Love Or Money took home worst song.
But Prince had already moved on. A day after the Razzies ceremony, he released the album of his career: Sign 'O' The Times - a record that finally united all the strands of Prince's phenomenal talent.
Over two discs, he goes from apocalyptic newscaster (Sign O' The Times); to whimsical storyteller (Starfish And Coffee); androgynous sex beast (Hot Thing); prayerful Christian (The Cross); funk band-leader (It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night) and pop craftsman (U Got The Look) - all without breaking a sweat.
Behind that dizzying scope lay a disorganised, almost chaotic, recording process. Prince was creatively on fire, sometimes completing two or three songs in a day. At the same time, he got engaged to and separated from his creative muse, Susannah Melvoin; and fired his beloved backing band, The Revolution.
The turmoil resulted in a huge outpouring of creativity. Seldom can so much work have been recorded, shelved, recycled or thrown away as in the period 1985 to 1987.
In the end, Sign 'O The Times was a Frankenstein's monster, stitched together from the remains of three completed, but discarded albums: Dream Factory, Camille and the triple-disc Crystal Ball set.
Now, 33 years on, Prince's estate is releasing an expanded version of Sign 'O' The Times which includes 45 unreleased tracks from the recording sessions.
To get a better understanding of how it came together, here's a history of the record and its subsequent tour, featuring new and archive interviews from the musicians who were there, and some of Prince's most famous fans.
Further details are available here. : joker123