The Recording Academy will celebrate the legacy of Prince with an all-star tribute concert later this month. Usher, Alicia Keys John Legend, and H.E.R., are among the lineup of performers for “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince,” the Academy announced on Thursday (Jan. 9).
The night will feature some of the seven-time Grammy winner’s friends and collaborators including Sheila E, who is the co-musical director of the performance event, along with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Additional confirmed attendees and performers include, Mavis Staples, St. Vincent, Earth Wind and Fire, Beck, Chris Martin, Gary Clark Jr., Common, Juanes, Foo Fighters, Prince’s band The Revolution, Morris Day And The Time, and songwriter Susanna Hoffs. More names are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
“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,” Deborah Dugna, President/CEO of the Recording Academy said in a statement. “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 at this year’s post-GRAMMYs special.”
“Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The event will be broadcast on CBS later this year.
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