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.’
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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.
My Mans Bruno Mars
DID THAT ????????
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Holy hell. A performance like that? Prince would’ve approved.
— PNW Paradise (@11plus1TrueHawk) February 13, 2017
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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