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U Make My Sun Shine

NPG Records

U Make My Sun Shine was originally intended to be the lead single from Prince’s aborted High album. Despite the song being earlier freely available as an MP3 download the physical version still managed to chart. The CD release is unique in two ways in that; 1) it is Prince‘s first single to be jointly credited with another performer (Angie Stone) not a member of his regular band; and 2) is his only single to contain a cover song as a B-side track (The Staple singers’ When Will We B Paid)2. U Make My Sun Shine is also Prince’s first release after reverting to his birth name since changing it to The Artist Formally Known As Prince. The background vocals are provided by Milenia.


NPG Records
NPG Records
10 April 2001
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  1. U Make My Sun Shine [duet with Angie Stone] (5:52)
  2. When Will We B Paid? [feat. Audio Stepchild] (4:06)
  3. Throw Dat Leg Up [snippet] (1:36) 1
  4. Sweet Punanny [snippet] (1:29) 1

1 Performed by Track Squad

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