Prince has advised Justin Bieber to "get a good teacher".
The 52-year-old star is one of the 16-year-old singer's biggest influences and now his idol has spoken out to give him tips on emulating his own long career.
He explained on US TV show 'The View': "The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can, and I hope that he does pick up an instrument and gets a good teacher."
Meanwhile Prince's 'Purple Rain' released in 1984 has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for 2011.
The hit single will be honoured alongside The Beatles' 'Penny Lane' (1967), Otis Redding's 'I've Been Loving You Too Long' (1965) and Ray Charles' 1961 hit 'Genius + Jazz Soul'.
Willie Nelson's 'On the Road Again' (1980) and Hank Williams' 'Lovesick Blues' (1949) were chosen from the country music genre.
Established by The Academy's National Trustees in 1973, the Grammy Hall Of Fame was created to recognise recordings of lasting historical significance that are at least 25 years old.
The organisation has honoured a total of 881 titles since it was first created.
2011 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees:
'Bogalusa Boogie' Clifton Chenier
'Genius + Soul = Jazz' Ray Charles
'Brigadoon' Original Broadway Cast
'Heavy Weather' Weather Report
'Cat's in the Cradle' Harry Chapin
'I'll Be There' The Jackson 5
'Cissy Strut' The Meters
'I've Been Loving You Too Long' Otis Reading
'Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground' Blind Willie Johnson
'Joan Baez' Joan Baez
'Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me' Duke Ellington and his orchestra
'Ko-Ko' Duke Ellington and his orchestra
'Frankie' Mississippi John Hurt
'The Koln Concert' Keith Jarrett
'The Letter' The Box Tops
'Schumann: Carnaval Op.9' Sergei Rachnaninoff
'Lovesick Blues' Hank Williams with his drifting cowboys
'Steel Guitar Rag' Bob Wills
'Many Rivers to Cross' Jimmy Cliff
'Summertime' Sidney Bechet
'My Mammy' Al Jolson
'Sunday at the Village Vanguard' Bill Evans Trio
'On the Road Again' Willie Nelson
'Take me to the River' Al Green
'Penny Lane' The Beatles
'Walking to New Orleans' Fats Domino
'Please Mr. Postman' The Marvelettes
'We Gotta Get Out of This Place' The Animals
'Purple Rain' Prince & The Revolution
'Rockin' Chair' Mildred Bailey