Prince ‘Grammy Salute’ Television Special to Air April 21
A concert television special celebrating the life and music of Prince will air on the fourth anniversary of the iconic musician’s death, April 21.
Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince brings together a wide array of artists from all over the musical landscape. The special features performances by Foo Fighters, John Legend, Usher, Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Common, Mavis Staples, H.E.R., Earth, Wind and Fire and many more. Legendary percussionist, and frequent Prince collaborator, Sheila E. serves as band leader.
The evening is hosted by comedian and lifelong Prince fan Maya Rudolph, who also performs with her Prince cover band, Princess. The special will also feature video interviews, archival footage and short vignettes chronicling legendary musician's prolific career.
Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince was filmed in January, just days after the annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
According to Rolling Stone, performances kick-off with H.E.R. and Clark Jr. delivering a fiery rendition of the night's titular song, "Let's Go Crazy."
From there, Legend offers his interpretation of "Nothing Compares 2 U," before Colombian singer Juanes performs "1999." Foo Fighters tackle "Pop Life" and "Darling Nikki," while Morris Day and the Time deliver a mini-set featuring their songs "Jungle Love" and "The Bird." Beck, who famously hugged Prince after winning the Grammy for 'Album of the Year' in 2015, works his magic on a rendition of "Raspberry Beret."
Other highlights include Susanna Hoffs' duet with Coldplay's Chris Martin on the Prince-penned Bangles hit, "Manic Monday," Staples and the Revolution teaming for "Purple Rain,” and an all-star finale of "Baby, I'm a Star."
Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince will be broadcast April 21 on CBS at 9PM ET/PT. The special will also be available for streaming via CBS All Access.