CBS Airs Special To Pay Tribute To Prince On The Fourth Anniversary Of His Death

CBS aired a special about Prince on the anniversary of his death
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April 21, 2020, marked the fourth anniversary of Prince‘s death. He died on April 21, 2016, from an accidental drug overdose. On that day, the world lost a legendary musician. To pay tribute to the late singer, CBS aired a special called Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince. Former Saturday Night Live cast member, Maya Rudolph hosted the event.

The special was filmed back in January and featured performances from artists of different genres. It proved how timeless and beautiful that Prince’s music truly was. The show was opened with the song “Let’s Go Crazy,” performed by Gary Clark Jr. & H.E.R. Later, Gary Clark Jr. came back to sing “The Cross.”

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CBS airs special about Prince on the anniversary of his death

'Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince'
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Pop artist Usher channeled his inner Prince with a glittery outfit. He performed the songs “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Kiss.” He was joined by Sheila E. on percussion and the artist FKA Twigs. Later on, Mavis Staples performed “Purple Rain.” For instance, she played Melody Cool in the 1990 movie Graffiti Bridge, which is often called a sequel to Purple Rain.

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Prince became popular in the ’80s for his unique sound combining funk, rock, pop, and folk music. He released tons of albums over the years, and was often on tour, writing songs for other artists, and produced albums. Arguably his most popular album was 1984’s “Purple Rain.”

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What is your favorite Prince song? Can you believe he has been gone for four years already? RIP Prince.

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