Alicia Keys, Fantasia And Mariah Carey Pay Tribute To Prince On Stage

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20:  Alicia Keys performs onstage during BET Networks 2016 Upfront at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 20, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/BET/Getty Images for BET Networks)

Alicia Keys, Fantasia And Mariah Carey Pay Tribute To Prince On Stage

RIP Prince.

Published April 22, 2016

Prince’s passing has brought out all sorts of tributes. Some have simply remembered the late musician with words, and others have taken to the stage to honor him.

Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Fantasia all performed tribute sets. Keys hit the stage at Manhattan’s Highlife Ballroom last night (April 21) to celebrate the release of The Gospel, her new short film and to play new songs from her forthcoming album. She also remembered Prince in numerous ways.

"We lost someone very special,” she during her set. “Prince showed me what it means to be an artist… how to be bold and brazen.” Toward the end, she played her cover of Prince’s classic piano ballad “How Come U Don’t Call Me,” from her 2001 debut Songs in A Minor album.

Carey was in Paris Thursday performing at AccorHotels Arena. She dedicated her song "One Sweet Day" to the icon. "So it's a very sad day but we remember the life of somebody who will always be treasured," she told the audience. Mariah then performed the Daydream single.

Finally, Fantasia performed a short tribute set to Prince in Atlanta, during which she gave her rendition of his famed “Purple Rain.” At the end she was brought to tears as so was, presumably, the entire audience.

Prince passed away Thursday at his home in Paisley Park, Minnesota. He was hospitalized last Friday (April 15) after his private plane made an emergency landing in Illinois. He had been fighting the flu, however things seemed to be looking upward as he threw a party at his estate just a day after returning home from the hospital. He was 57 years old.

Watch some footage of what went down last night below. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

(Photo: D Dipasupil/BET/Getty Images for BET Networks)

Written by Paul Meara


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