|Precious is the third studio album by Dutch pop duo Loïs Lane (who are known in the USA as "Loïs L." due to legal issues with the Superman character Loïs Lane), and was released in June 1992.
The album contained two tracks with writing input by Prince, Qualified (co-written by Kirk Johnson) and a new version of Sex (co-written by Levi Seacer, Jr.), which had previously been released by Prince on The Scandalous Sex Suite EP. Both songs feature Prince as a musician also.
In addition, Prince appears, uncredited, as a musican on the tracks I Oh I and Crying, and for the 1993 USA re-release, he provided a remix of I Wanna Be (a track from their previous album Fortune Fairytales).
Prince met the band Loïs Lane when they opened for some shows on the Nude Tour, and they later asked him to contribute songs to their next album. Prince obliged, and some of the album's tracks were recorded by Kirk Johnson at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, in early 1992.
The album produced two singles internationally, Qualified and Sex but failed to chart in the USA. It reached number 13 on their home country album chart, however.
In the Netherlands two more singles I Oh I and Crying were released to equally limited success.
It reached number 13 on their home country album chart, however.