A handful of A-list musicians are slated to headline a Prince tribute concert later this month during Grammys week.
“Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince” will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 28, two days after the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. R&B/pop singer John Legend will headline the event, alongside pop’s Alicia Keys and H.E.R., alt-rock singer-songwriter Chris Martin, and the soul group Earth, Wind & Fire. R&B icons Mavis Staples and Gary Clark Jr. will also take the stage, as well as rock’s Susanna Hoffs, Juanes, and Beck, hip-hop stars Usher and Common, and indie-rock’s St. Vincent. Additionally, Prince’s longtime collaborators will make appearances, including the Revolution, Sheila E., and Morris Day and The Time.
The late Prince, who died in April 2016, won seven Grammys and was nominated for 38 awards during his 41-year career. He sold over 130 million records, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. In the ’80s, he garnered attention with smash-hits “Purple Rain,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and “When Doves Cry,” followed by “Cream” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” in the ’90s. His discography contains 39 studio albums, which show Prince’s experimentation with various genres including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, pop, soul, and psychedelia.
The Prince tribute concert is among a handful of events set to take place during the Grammys week. Citi Vault Sound will host four shows at the Hollywood Palladium throughout the week, featuring performances from the Jonas Brothers, Coldplay, Brittany Howard, and Brandi Carlile.