Born Charles Alexander on April 2, 1958, in Boston, Massachusetts, Prince Charles Alexander is a Grammy AwardÃ¢â‚¬â€œwinning American producer, audio engineer, recording artist and educator.
"Prince Charles and the City Beat Band" recorded three albums on Virgin Records from the early to mid 80's, and achieved their biggest successes on the European charts. Charles fronted the group as the lead singer and multi instrumentalist. The futuristic wind synthesizer called the "Lyricon" was the instrument that made his brand of next generation p-funk unique, and the group's sound incorporated many of the devices that would propel rap music to the forefront of the American music scene.
With the emergence of rap as the dominant reflection of street culture, Prince Charles disbanded his funk group and began focusing on audio engineering. After the switch, "Prince Charles Alexander" became a multi-platinum recording engineer, mixing engineer and producer for a large client base including Mary J. Blige, the Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, Usher, Boyz II Men, Brandy, Babyface, Sting, Aretha Franklin and many more. Sean Ã¢â‚¬Å“PuffyÃ¢â‚¬Â� Combs utilized the technical expertise of Prince Charles, Tony Maserati and Paul Logus as his first string mixing engineers, a move that helped to launch and sustain the Bad Boy record label for many years. CharlesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ accolades include more than 40 Platinum and Gold certifications from the RIAA, 3 Grammy wins and 7 Grammy nominations from NARAS and a Victoire de la Musique.