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Prince Becomes Author At 50

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Jun. 16 2008, Published 1:00 p.m. ET

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Prince has released over 30 albums, starred in hit movies and won almost as many awards as he has had names.

Now the Purple One, who became a half-century old last Saturday, has become an author as well, when he released a book about his groundbreaking 21-night residency at London's O2 Arena last year, according to Jet magazine.

He's putting out a book of never-before-seen photos from the shows taken by world-famous photographer Randee St Nicholas, plus some poems and a CD called Indigo Nights, with music from the after show sessions.

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The Raspberry Beret star launched the book, called 21 Nights, at a private party at his palatial home in the hills above Los Angeles for guests including Eddie Murphy, Babyface and Diddy.

"When Prince is in the room, there are no other celebrities," the author Karrine Steffans, who was a party guest, told the magazine. "He's magnetic and electrifying. The crowd became entranced."

You can read more in the latest issue of Jet hits newstands today.

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