Global icons of music paid homage to beloved artiste Prince in their distinct style. Born of Web lists five such
THE VOICE TURNS PURPLE
We love you, Prince. 💜https://t.co/D94G1PrA77
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) April 26, 2016
The Voice Season 10 offered befitting tribute to Prince with the entire studio glowing with purple lights. The judges, Adam, Pharrell, Christina, and Blake also shared their friendly thoughts about the legend of Prince. Pharrell Williams said, “Man, I will never forget when I was a little boy, a friend in Virginia Beach, Virginia, would get her records in the mail. When that Purple Rainalbum came, it played in that apartment complex for the rest of the summer. That’s all my childhood. Like, I will never forget what ‘Darling Nikki’ felt like. I will never forget ‘I Would Die 4 U’ feels like. This guy continues to do it. It’s a shock. We’re going to miss him. But you know what? Every time I see purple – and everybody else here, too – we will definitely be thinking of Prince.” Check full report here!
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SINGS PURPLE RAIN
Bruce Springsteen kicked off his concert last weekend with an emotional performance of Purple Rain. The cover is also available for free download. Interestingly, Prince’s Purple Rain and Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A., both legendary tracks, were released in the same summer of 1984.
CHRIS STAPLETON CROONS NOTHING COMPARES 2 U
American bluegrass musician Chris Stapleton staged Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U during one of his weekend shows in California. The song was originally recorded by Pprince in 1985 for his project The Family but turned into an international hit when Irish singer Sinead O’Connor released her version of the track.
DAVID GILMOUR DELIVERS A MASHUP
Iconic guitarist-vocalist David Gilmour presented an impressive mashup of Purple Rain and Comfortably Numb at his concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS ‘PRINCE’
An hour-long special episode was aired on Saturday Night Live (SNL), dedicated to the late musician. “Prince has been a special presence here at Saturday Night Live for the last four decades, from his debut on the show as a 22-year-old in 1981 to his surprise performance at the after party for the SNL 40th anniversary,” Jimmy Fallon said in the episode’s opening monologue. You can watch the full episode here, for free!