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Prince album set for release in July 2021, five years after his passing

'Welcome 2 America' is a 12-track album.

Editor's Note: The video above is from 2016

Five years after the death of music legend Prince, a studio album is set to be released from the artist's material.

The 12-track album, called Welcome 2 America, is set for release in July of 2021, according to Prince Vault. The album was initially planned to be released in 2011, but was abandoned.

The announcement of this posthumous album release came in early April 2021.  A website devoted to Prince's estate released the lyrics April 8th. 

Apple Music lists the album release date for July 30.  

You can listen to the title track below 

Prince passed away in 2016 at age 57.  His body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota on Thursday, April 21, 2016. 

His death hit the Quad Cities especially hard, because his passing came nearly one week after his plane made an emergency landing at the Quad Cities International Airport.  A representative for Prince had told TMZ that the singer was fighting the flu, which prompted a landing at 1 a.m. Friday, April 15. 

When Prince passed away from what was determined to be an accidental overdose, he was in the midst of writing his intimate autobiography. 

Read more on his likes, dislikes and goals unveiled in his memoir