Prince's mother (Mattie Della Shaw). Born November 11, 1933, died February 15, 2002.
Began singing jazz in Minneapolis in 1952, and produced 14 studio albums.
Married John L. Nelson in 1956. Separated in 1960, remarried in 1966 to Hayward Julius Baker.
Had three children- Prince Rogers Nelson, Tyka Nelson, and Omarr Julius Baker.