Video: Little Red Corvette

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Little Red Corvette

Little Red Corvette music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: Week of 2 March 1983
Producer(s): Beth Broday
Director: Bryan Greenberg
Related home video/DVD: The Hits Collection
First (Commercially) Released: 14 September 1993


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

Little Red Corvette is a Prince video released for broadcast and to promote the single.

Directed by Brian Greenberg, this video was shot during the final week of rehearsals for the 1983 leg of the 1999 Tour at the Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida.

Little Red Corvette is one of the first videos by African-American artists to be played regularly on MTV (with Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean). This exposure of the song helped Prince to reach the Billboard’s Top Ten for the first time. It also expanded his audience enormously and crossed him over to a large white audience. During the 1999 Tour, The Time’s Monte Moir noted that audiences were "90 per cent black until Little Red Corvette came out. All of a sudden it shifted, drastically. It got to be half and half, if not 60-40 white."

The video was included on The Hits Collection in 1993.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
Late January 1983 Civic Center, Lakeland, FL, USA
  • Beth Broday - producer
  • Bryan Greenberg - director
  • More information needed

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Little Red Corvette 3:10 The Story So Far... (1986)

The Hits Collection (1993)
Prince streaming video platforms (2017)
Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Littleredcorvette single.jpg

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