Prince's first compilation ever, The Hits 1 was released as a stand-alone album and as part of a three-CD set, The Hits/The B-Sides, on September 10, 1993. The Hits 1 contains 16 of Prince's best-known singles released between 1978 and 1993 including "When Doves Cry," "1999," "Diamonds and Pearls," and "Let's Go Crazy," along with two then-previously unreleased tracks: "Pink Cashmere" and Prince's own rendition of "Nothing Compares 2 U," which he had originally written for his protégé act The Family and had recently become a global hit as performed by Sinead O'Connor.
- Double LP
- Prince's First Ever Compilation
- Originally Released in 1993 as a Stand-Alone Album & as Part of a 3CD Set
- 16 Singles Released 1978-1993
- 2 Bonus Tracks: "Pink Cashmere" & "Nothing Compares 2 U"
- Made in France
- When Doves Cry
- Pop Life
- Soft and Wet
- I Feel for You
- Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
- When You Were Mine
- Let's Go Crazy
- I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
- Nothing Compares 2 U
- Pink Cashmere
- Alphabet St
- Sign 'O' the Times
- Thieves in the Temple
- Diamonds and Pearls