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New Prince album "Welcome 2 America" to be released, will debut on 60 Minutes


Five years after Prince's death, the artist's estate is releasing songs from his previously unreleased album, "Welcome 2 America." The new music will debut Sunday night on 60 Minutes.

Prince wrote and recorded the album before embarking on his 2010 "Welcome 2 America" tour, but he didn't perform songs from it. He never said why, Prince's longtime keyboardist, Morris Hayes, told 60 Minutes correspondent Jon Wertheim.

"And I remember asking him about it. And he says, 'Well, we'll just have to revisit that down the line.' Because he was like onto the next project," Hayes said.

60 Minutes cameras went to Prince's Paisley Park studios outside Minneapolis for the report. That's where Prince kept a vault of unreleased music, as many as 8,000 songs by one estimate.