The 2016 Billboard Music Awards produced a handful of show stopping moments on Sunday night (May 22) in Las Vegas. From Rihanna’s memorable performance to a moving Prince tribute by Madonna — who also had Stevie Wonder join in — the evening was filled with big surprises.
We have to say the aforementioned tribute was our favorite performance of the evening. The Roots’ Questlove delivered an amazing speech about the Purple One. He then called one of the late musician’s collaborators — and a fellow musical icon to the stage.
“I want to take a moment to remember the great Prince Rogers Nelson,” said Questlove of the Roots before a moment of silence. “It can be a moment of silence, but inside our heads, it should be anything but silent.”
Quest continued before introducing Madonna, who performed “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Purple Reign” with Stevie.