To Top

The Prince tributes just keep rolling out. It’s been less than 24 hours since the sad news broke of Prince’s passing, and in addition to condolences and memories shared of the musical genius, there have already been quite a few beautiful tributes.

On Thursday evening the Broadway cast of The Color Purple paid their tribute by singing a version of “Purple Rain” led by Jennifer Hudson. Jennifer, who plays Shug Avery in the musical, shared that Prince had recently invited the cast to one of his events.

“We were honored to be in his presence one last time and we got to have that moment. He said his music will live on and he will live through his music, so we want to keep him alive today with this song.”

The Hamilton cast also did their own onstage tribute with a lively rendition of “Let’s Go Crazy,” which they had rehearsed throughout the day to close the show.

Alicia Keys had the opportunity to honor Prince at the Tribeca Film Festival, where she was celebrating the release of her short film The Gospel. She shared the personal impact that Prince had on her as an artist, and then she played her cover of “How Come U Don’t Call Me” which was also on her 2001 album Songs in A Minor.

In addition to the many tributes, Prince was being mourned around the world in the form of block parties as well. Fans gathered in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park, at a Brooklyn block party thrown by Spike Lee, and in Minneapolis not far from Prince’s studio where local artists like Lizzo and Chastity Brown covered his songs.

Spike Lee Prince Tribute

Said Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges:

Prince was a child of our city, and his love of his hometown permeated many of his songs. Our pride in his accomplishments permeates our love of Minneapolis. … Prince never left us, and we never left him.”

More in News

  • Sophie Turner Quitting Acting

    The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...

    Katie RosbottomApril 17, 2019
  • Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child

    Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...

    Katie RosbottomApril 16, 2019
  • Wendy Williams Files for Divorce

    Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...

    Katie RosbottomApril 12, 2019
  • Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands

    The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...

    Katie RosbottomApril 11, 2019
  • Charles Van Doren Dead at 93

    Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away.   According to...

    Katie RosbottomApril 10, 2019
  • Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022

    The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...

    Katie RosbottomApril 10, 2019