Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 U' Lyric Sheet Fetches $150K At Auction

Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Lyric Sheet Fetches $150K At Auction

Prince’s handwritten lyrics to “Nothing Compares 2 U” were recently snatched by a lucky fan at auction for a jaw-dropping amount.

The piece of music history fetched $150,986 at the auction, sold by Boston-based RR Auction. The lyrics were written out in cursive on notebook paper and still have the white console marking tape the singer used to tape them to his microphone while recording, according to TMZ.

The lyric sheet also comes with a detailed letter from Prince’s assistant, Therese Stoulil, on how she obtained them.

“There was a knock on my door, and I looked out the bedroom window and saw a black BMW in my driveway and immediately recognized it as Duane’s, Prince’s half-brother,” Stoulil says. “I went downstairs, opened the door, and he only said ‘this is from Prince’ then he got in his car and left. Once I realized what Duane delivered, I was both stunned and humbled.” 

The singer famously wrote “Nothing Compares 2 U” and recorded it with his group “The Family.” It was recorded for their 1985 self-titled album. Prince released his own rendition of the record in 1993.

Most notably, Sinead O’Connor covered the song in 1990, where it became Billboard’s No.1 World Single. 

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