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Earth Wind & Fire, Sheila E., Foo Fighters Play Prince Tribute Concert: Watch

on April 22, 2020, 12:38am

On the fourth anniversary of Prince’s death, the Recording Academy honored the legendary musician with an all-star tribute concert. “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince” was filmed following the 2020 Grammy Awards earlier this year, but received its TV debut on Tuesday night. You can replay highlights below.

Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the concert featured an all-star cast of artists performing songs from various points of Prince’s career. Earth Wind & Fire performed “Adore”; St. Vincent offered her take on “Controversy”; Beck covered “Raspberry Beret”; and Foo Fighters gave a middle finger to CBS’ Standards and Practices Department by performing an uncensored version of “Darling Nikki”.

Other participating artists included Coldplay’s Chris Martin, who teamed up with Susanna Hoffs for The Bangles’ “Manic Monday” (which Prince wrote); John Legend sang “Nothing Compares 2 U”; Usher got sexy with “Little Red Corvette”; and Mavis Staples sang the hell out of “Purple Rain” with the backing of The Revolution.

What’s more, several of Prince’s own past collaborators also took part in the concert, including Morris Day and the Time, who grooved through “Jungle Love”, and The Revolution, who also played “Mountains”. Meanwhile, Prince’s longtime collaborator and percussionist, Sheila E., served as the concert’s musical director, and dazzled the crowd with renditions of “America” and “Free”. Later, Sheila E. brought the concert to a close by leading all of the night’s performers in “Baby I’m a Star”.

Earth Wind & Fire Cover Prince’s “Adore”

Foo Fighters Cover Prince’s “Darling Nikki”

St. Vincent Covers Prince’s “Controversy”

Mavis Staples Covers Prince’s “Purple Rain”

John Legend Covers Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”

Miguel Covers Prince’s “I Would Die For U”

Usher Covers “Little Red Corvette”

Chris Martin and Susanna Hoffs Perform “Manic Mondays” (Written by Prince)

Sheila E.’s Prince Tribute Performance

The Revolution’s Prince Tribute Performance

Morris Day & Time’s Prince Tribute Performance