If you go by Billboard 100,he started in 1980 with "I wanna be your lover"..and ended in 2004 with "Call my name"..I don't remember that song.
See,its like those Bob Dylan songs and albums that nobody knows a song on. Hardcore fans push them on the charts.
If you went by Prince songs we ALL remember? It starts in 1981 with "Controversy" and ends after the Purple Rains and Lets go Crazy,Little Red Corvette and 1999 songs with Raspberry Beret in 1986.
So,that's 30 years of no songs that are classic. He was 27 for that last song. 27 is the age that Cobain,Morrison,Joplin.Hendrix all died. Prince you might say really died at 27.
Think about that.