The hugely influential and innovative Prince shimmered off this mortal coil on April 21st of last year, leaving behind him a cavernous legacy in music, art, film, and fashion spanning decades.

At the first Grammy Awards since his untimely passing, it was expected that the industry would pay a fitting tribute to the rock n roll hall of famer. And lord, did they ever deliver.

Firstly, the show trotted out longtime Prince collaborators and legendary outfit in their own right Morris Day & The Time to fire out their two biggest hits in ‘Jungle Love‘ and ‘The Bird.’

Following that, with members of the Revolution in tow, Bruno Mars dropped a fiery rendition of Prince’s iconic track ‘Let’s Go Crazy,’ while proving his own guitar skills on the Purple One’s trademark white symbol axe.

Holy hell. A performance like that? Prince would’ve approved.

Prince’s back catalogue, incidentally, is back up on streaming services like Spotify as of today. So you can all rush home and get funky on a Monday night.

Highly recommended, to be quite honest.

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