‘Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince’ recently went live on CBS to celebrate the fourth death anniversary of the legendary musician himself. Luckily, we were able to catch the show, thanks to the fact that it had already been shot back in January. Here’s what happened in the star-studded tribute!
Maya Rudolph begins the ‘Prince Tribute’ on an emotional note
“I have difficulty putting into words my personal feelings about Prince. There are words that don’t exactly cut it for me: Genius, brilliant, gifted, prolific, legendary — they’re all true. But they don’t really get right to that feeling that can only be described through his music. To me, Prince is music, to love Prince is to love music.” were the opening lines of the show by its host, Maya Rudolph. They really set the tone of this tribute right because Prince fans would know how dearly his music is held in high regard.
This classy introduction was followed by an amazing celebrity line up including Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Common, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Juanes, John Legend, Chris Martin, Miguel, Morris Day and the Time, Princess, Sheila E., St. Vincent, Mavis Staples, the Revolution, Usher, Fred Armisen, Naomi Campbell, Misty Copeland, FKA Twigs and Jimmy Jam. Wow, now that is a long list!
Celebrities remember Prince’s musical contributions
It’s hard to ignore a musician who has been nominated 38 times and has won seven Grammy Awards, isn’t it? The love that the younger generation of musicians hold for him was clear in their emotional remembrance of the Prince. D-Nice commented on this by saying, “No matter the generation of music lover, everyone can agree that Prince is timeless.”
Fans got to hear all his famous tracks being performed right from “Baby I’m a Star” to “Purple Rain.” All these musicians made the night into a retro musical gala where we really forgot about the current stressful times and got lost in Prince’s music and their voices. The tribute was a much-needed show for us to remember the golden times and stay hopeful for the good times to come.
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