This fall, a year-and-a-half after Prince's untimely death, a new book collecting Afshin Shahidi’s photography of the musician is hitting the shelves worldwide. Prince: A Private View is due out on October 17th via St. Martin's Press, and it has now been revealed that Beyoncé, wrote the foreword. An obvious fan, Beyoncé has already covered the likes of 'Purple Rain' and 'The Beautiful Ones' in concert: "Truth be told, the word ‘icon’ only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me," she writes.

The book is now on pre-sale here.