BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty ImagesThe sound of Minneapolis took over LA Tuesday night as Sheila E., The Time, The Revolution and more stars recorded a Grammy Awards special in tribute to Prince at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Sheila, who toured and recorded with the iconic singer/guitarist, served as the musical director for the show, along with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. She performed her signature hit collaboration with Prince, “The Glamorous Life,” according to Billboard.
The Revolution, who recorded the Purple Rain album with Prince and were also featured in the film, performed the classic song with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples. They also jammed on “Delirious” and “Mountains.”
The Time, who also were featured in Purple Rain, reunited with original members Morris Day, Jam and Lewis, Jellybean Johnson and Jerome Benton for their hits “Jungle Love,” “Cool,” and “The Bird.”
H.E.R., who’s admitted she idolizes Prince, sang “The Beautiful Ones,” and also joined Gary Clark Jr. taking turns with guitar solos on “Let’s Go Crazy.”
Additional performers included John Legend singing “Nothing Compares to You,” Common rapping “Sign o’ the Times,” Miguel bringing the audience to its feet with “I Would Die 4 U,” and Earth, Wind & Fire delivering the sensuous 1987 track from the Sign o’ the Times album, “Adore.”
The event closed with an all-star rendition of “Baby I’m a Star “ from Purple Rain.
Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, hosted by Maya Rudolph, will air in April on CBS. April 21 will mark the fourth anniversary of Prince’s death.
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