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Prince has confirmed he is writing a memoir, to be published in 2017.

The pop star told an audience in New York on March 18 it would start “from [his] first memory” and “hopefully… go all the way up to the Super Bowl” half-time performance he gave in 2007.

Prince’s book is titled The Beautiful Ones, after a track from the singer’s 1984 Purple Rain album.

Publisher Spiegel & Grau said it would “take readers on an unconventional and poetic journey” through Prince’s life.

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The publishing house, an imprint of Random House, said the memoir would include stories about Prince’s music, “the family that shaped him and the people, places and ideas that fired his creative imagination.”

“The good people of Random House have made me an offer that I can’t refuse,” Prince is quoted by the New York Times to have said.

Prince, 57, said he was working on the book with his “brother Dan” – a reference to Dan Piepenbring, web editor of The Paris Review.

The singer said: “He’s a good critic and that’s what I need.

“He’s not a <<yes man>> at all and he’s really helping me get through this.”

Chris Jackson, Spiegel & Grau’s executive editor, added: “We’re thrilled to be publishing Prince’s powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty and poetic voice.”