In baseball, there is the concept of the “five-tool player.” That’s a guy who can run, throw, field, hit and hit for power. Guys like Mike Trout and Willie Mays.
I would argue that Prince was one of popular music’s five-tool players. He was a top-notch songwriter, singer, performer, producer and a masterful musician. I didn’t love everything he did, but I loved that he did everything he did.
And, of course, when he put it all together, he was a great as anyone ever.