EW's Entertainers of the Year
For Prince, the best part of his '04 triumph was that it was all about the music, not about marketing or his celebrity. ''It surpasses the Purple Rain tour. This was self-generated hype: no movie, no major radio airplay or support from the video channels. It was really a testament to live music,'' he says. ''This is what we do for a living. Every night was a stone gas, baby!''