Why the Number 7 Was so Important to Prince (His Birthday is June 7 too)

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 8: Grammy and Oscar-winning recording artist Prince performs the song
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In honor of the late music icon Prince‘s birthday (June 7th), let’s explore why 7 was considered his favorite number and how it affected his life in so many ways. Many people consider the number 7 one of the most sacred and people often call it lucky. Think of it this way, there are seven days of the week, seven Wonders of the World, seven colors in the rainbow, and so on. Not only was Prince born on the 7th of June but the number seemed to follow him around so much that he embraced it.

Most notably, he has a song called “7” with some of the lyrics sharing “All seven and we’ll watch them fall / They stand in the way of love / And we will smoke them all / With an intellect and a savior-faire / No one in the whole universe / Will ever compare.” If you’re into numerology, you can find several other interesting ways that the number relates to Prince.

LOS ANGELES - MARCH 19: Musician Prince performs onstage at the 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California

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Numerology is a study of numbers and can often be compared to astrology. For instance, fans point out that Prince died on 4/21/2016 (4+2+1+2+0+1+6= 16. 1+6=7) as well as at 10:07 am and some saw a rainbow appearing over his place of death when he passed, with seven colors being in the rainbow. While he was alive, he was quite spiritual and would often reference Bible verses, many with the number 7.

This year marks the 7th year since Prince died and because the number was so special to him, Paisley Park, where Prince lived, worked, and died, is holding a very special event in his honor. The celebration will be held from June 8-11. The event will share the cultural significance of the number 7 and how it keeps coming up in history. It will also honor Prince’s life, legacy, and creative works and share stories about his ongoing impact.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 9: Musician Prince presents the award for "Favorite Leading Lady" onstage during the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 9, 2005 in Pasadena, California

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The event is also highlighting fans that continue to contribute to Prince’s legacy through creative expression. The celebration will include some live music and opportunities to hear historical performances by the late artist. Some celebrities including Chaka Khan will be in attendance as well. If you’re interested in attending, click here.

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