From Entertainment Weekly’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!”