John Legend Pays Tribute To Prince On His 4th Death Anniversary In ‘Grammy Salute To Prince’ [VIDEO]
Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of Prince’s death, and the stars are coming out in full force to pay tribute to him. CBS will air a special called “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince.”
The show was recorded in January, not long after the 2020 Grammys ceremony. It will be hosted by Maya Rudolph, and feature performances from John Legend, Beck, Foo Fighters, Common, Usher, and more.
When To Watch The Grammys Prince Tribute
Prince passed away of an opioid overdose in 2016, at 57 years old. During his legendary career, the musician released 39 studio albums and appeared in films such as Purple Rain and Under the Cherry Moon.
The tribute special will air on CBS Tuesday, April 21, at 9 pm local time. Prince’s ex-fiancée Sheila E. was the music director for the tribute show. She spoke to artists such as Usher about which songs they wanted to perform for the tribute.
In a preview from the show from People, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl calls Prince “the most talented of anybody.” He added, “He was the best bass player. He was the best guitar player. He was the best drummer. He was the best singer. He was the best dancer.”
John Legend Sings ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
In a sneak peek from the CBS tribute, The Voice coach John Legend can be seen performing the Prince classic “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Prince wrote the song for his side project, The Family. It was famously covered by Sinead O’Connor.
In the clip, John wears a blue blazer with his bare chest showing underneath it. He’s backed up by a band, including a saxophonist, as well as backup singers. Behind him, Prince’s photograph is displayed on the screen.
Check out the rest of John’s performance, and all the rest, Tuesday night at 9 pm on CBS.