The New Power Generation, also known as The NPG, is the backing group of musician Prince. The phrase “Welcome to the New Power Generation” was mentioned on the opening track of 1988’s Lovesexy. New Power Generation was used for the first time as a band name in the 1990 film Graffiti Bridge, and a song entitled “New Power Generation” appeared on the accompanying soundtrack album.
When Prince began his formal dispute with Warner Bros. and changed his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol in 1993, the NPG became a side-project for Prince, allowing him to release music outside of his contract. The NPG was intended to appeal to a more urban audience than Prince’s mainstream material.
The band since been a “revolving door” of musicians, who usually stay for a couple years before being replaced. It is often nebulous as to who is actually an ‘official’ member. The best determining method is performs as part of Prince’s current touring band.
Money Don’t Matter 2 Night
Call the Law
My Name is Prince