Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Prince and the Revolution and is the soundtrack album to the 1984 film of the same name. . It was released on June 25, 1984 by Warner brothers record .
Purple Rain is regularly ranked among the best albums in music history. Time magazine ranked it the 15th greatest album of all time in 1993, and it placed 18th on vh1's Greatest Rock and Roll Albums of All Time countdown. Rollign stone magazine ranked it the second-best album of the 1980s and 76th on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.. Zounds magazine ranked it the 18th greatest album of all time. Furthermore, the album placed 4th in Plásticos y Decibelios' list of The Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2007, the editors of Vanity Fair labeled it the best soundtrack of all time and tempo magazine named it the greatest album of the 1980s. In 2012,slant magazine listed the album at #2 on its list of "Best Albums of the 1980s" behind only Michael Jackson's Thriller.