Five Beautiful Prince Tributes

Five Beautiful Prince Tributes

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The tributes for Prince keep coming in.  The legendary producer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born Prince Rogers Nelson, died unexpectedly on April 21, at 57.  His sudden death has prompted an outpouring of remembrances and tributes. Above is Bruce Springsteen singing Purple Rain on the night of April 23rd at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Below, the cast of Hamilton celebrates to Let’s Go Crazy at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York on the night of April 21.

Also on Broadway, the cast of The Color Purple, led by Jennifer Hudson, “keeps Prince alive” by singing Purple Rain after a performance on the night of February 21.

Below, the band Mumford & Sons sang the number one hit Nothing Compares to You in tribute to Prince on the night of his death at a concert in St. Paul, MN. The song was written by Prince for Irish singer Sinead O’Connor in 1990.

Below is Corey Taylor, the lead singer of Slipknot, performing an acoustic version of Purple Rain at the Minneapolis club Prince made famous, the First Avenue club. 

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.

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