The group released only one album. Most of the tracks were initially recorded by Prince for a projected second Vanity 6 album. Among them were 17 Days, Promise To Be True, Vibrator, Sex Shooter and an instrumental tune tentatively titled Wet Dream Cousin. G-Spot originally considered for Purple Rain was at some point also planned for the album. A few other songs such as Manic Monday, Take Me With U that were recorded after Vanity 6 morphed into Apollonia 6, were discarded from the project and re-used for other albums. The Glamorous Life, Oliver’s House and Next Time Wipe The Lipstick Off Your Collar were also originally intended for the Apollonia 6 project, but Prince opted to used them for Sheila E.’s debut album The Glamorous Life instead and they were never part of any sequence of the Apollonia 6 album.
In order to replace Take Me With U, Prince recorded Blue Limousine while Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian replaced Manic Monday. With Prince losing interest in the project during the recording sessions the majority of the stronger material from the record was used elsewhere.
Prince completed work on the album in June 1984 with the recording of Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian. Although the three other Prince projects of 1984 were released prior the premiere of Purple Rain film, the Apollonia 6 album wasn’t released until October, 1984, four months after the purple summer extravaganza.
The three members of the band appear in the Purple Rain movie as the Apollonia 6 band, a project put together by Morris Day’s character in order to evince The Kid’s band, The Revolution, from the First Avenue acts. The character of Apollonia serves the purpose to level up the rivalry between the two band leaders, while Brenda and Susan’s roles remain minimal.
A mini film project loosely based on the Apollonia 6 album was film as four-track video. It was directed by Brian Thomson, an Australian production designer of the original stage versions of Rocky Horror Show and Jesus Christ Superstar and scripted by Keith Williams, concept writer for music videos by Phil Collins, Ray Parker, Jr., and Donna Summer, with a cast comprising Ricky Nelson, Edy Williams and Buck Henry. Shot in a Los Angeles film studio in 1985, and produced by British video firm Limelight, the video never went beyond the rough-cut stage.
The plot introduced three lingerie clad widows gathered to listen the reading of Mr. Christian will and testament which leaves them nothing and encourage them to work. The imagery and set is very 1960’s revamped into 1980’s colorful graphic trends. The scenes show prominent neon words such as 'FILL' at a gas station for Blue Limousine, where Brenda Bennett has the main vocal role, 'EAT' at a diner’s for Ooo She She Wa Wa, where Susan Moonsie leads while the two other find themselves struggling in front of piles of dirty dishes to wash. The part featuring Apollonia as leading role feature the word 'BUY' in a supermarket set.
An alternate video was shot and released to support Sex Shooter single. Its real life set, mainstream plot - the band meet two guys and take them back to the rehearsal warehouse for cruising purposes - as well as the filming are radically different from the mini-film, making the official video look poorly inspired compared to the more ambitious mini-film project.
Apollonia had minor impact on charts, albeit a few TV show appearances were made to promote the Sex Shooter single. Of the two singles issued from Apollonia 6, only Sex Shooter got significant success.