Prince, a Minnesota born global icon, was the number one searched loss on Google in 2016 according to Google Trends.

Prince passed away on April 21st, 2016. The days following his death, people from all over were celebrating his life. Paisley Park was filled with flowers as far as you could see. The blocks surrounding First Avenue, where a big part of Prince's movie 'Purple Reign' was filmed, was flooded with fans.

Among countless highlights from his career, a personal favorite for me is his 2007 Super Bowl Halftime performance. went on to say that his halftime performance was the best ever in the history of the event.

Minnesota and Prince always had that connection. As a state, we are famous for clinging to our own when they become famous. He really was "One of us".