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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19: Musician Prince performs on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Prince was honored with the Vanguard Award. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Prince is slated to receive an all-star tribute following this year’s Grammy Awards. Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Usher will perform during the special tribute concert for the Purple One, as Rolling Stone reports.

Entitled Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, the tribute will be held on January 28, two days after the Grammys, and it’ll take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The tribute is slated to be broadcasted in April.

Prince

Speaking of plastic wrap, Prince had on his 2004 tour rider that “all items in dressing room must be covered by clear plastic wrap until uncovered by main artist. This is absolutely necessary.”

Prince’s longtime percussionist and friend, Sheila E. will serve as the musical director of the concert alongside Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

In addition to performances by Keys, Legend, and Usher, H.E.R., Common, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Gary Clark Jr., Beck, and Foo Fighters will also performing.

Sheila E. told Rolling Stone that she and her band will be supporting the majority of the performers throughout the night while also gracing the stage with her own set. She’s slated to play her single “The Glamorous Life” that Prince penned and Prince’s 1985 song “America.”

Sheila E.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 21: Sheila E. performs onstage at Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular 2019 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (

“I was very honored to be able to do this for so many reasons, but to be able to help celebrate the life of a dear friend and be a part of this and be musical director is awesome,” Sheila E. said.

“Prince. The Purple One. His Royal Badness — regardless of how you identify him, he is indisputably one of the greatest musical virtuosos of all time. With his subversive attitude and commanding nature, he straddled musical genres and created electrifying music that was bursting with character. He continues to serve as an inspirational icon for artists and fans worldwide, and we are so honored to pay tribute to his legacy,” Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan said, in a statement.

Other artists such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Motown have also received the “Grammy Salute.”

 

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.