Welcome 2 America

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Welcome 2 America

Welcome 2 America album artwork
from the album Welcome 2 America
Welcome2america single.jpg
single art for Welcome 2 America
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 8 April, 2021 - Welcome 2 America pre-release download
Album(s): Welcome 2 America
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince and Morris Hayes
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Welcome 2 America is the first song and the title-track of the tenth posthumous album Welcome 2 America (the first full previously-unreleased studio album of Prince material). A tape photographed in Prince’s vault at Paisley Park Studios lists it as being recorded on 15 March 2010 (along with Yes and Dance 2 The Higher). The song was worked on further the following Summer with Shelby J., Elisa Dease and Liv Warfield.

The song was slated for the cancelled Welcome 2 America album in 2011 and performed live on 18 December 2010 during the first Madison Square Garden date of the Welcome 2 America Tour.

On 8 April, 2021, Welcome 2 America was made avalaible for download as a preview of this posthumous release. A 7" single was sold exclusively through the official Prince website to promote the release of the posthumous album.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
15 March 2010 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Summer 2010 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs and additional production
Fall 2010 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional work
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Welcome 2 America 5:23 Welcome 2 America album

Welcome 2 America single

Dreamer / Welcome 2 America (Live) 6:12 Welcome 2 America single Live live medley from 14 May 2011: The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Welcome 2 America Studio Before additional production by Morris Hayes and vocal overdubs
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The title Welcome 2 America was used as the name for the Welcome 2 America Tour at which the song was premiered.

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