A month ago -- April 21, to be exact -- the world lost another musical icon as Prince passed away at age 57. To pay tribute to the purple legend, Madonna took the stage on Sunday (May 22) to perform a medley of Prince's greatest hits.

It was the Queen of Pop who originally reached out to Billboard and requested to perform in honor of the purple one. After Questlove presented a moment of silence for Prince Rogers Nelson, Madonna appeared on a purple throne and wearing a matching glittery purple pant suit. Instead of performing a medley of his hits -- like Lady Gaga did for David Bowie at the 58th annual Grammy Awards -- Madge covered "Nothing Compares 2 U" while a montage of gothic imagery was projected on the big screen behind her.

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Needless to say, the tribute was a bit awkward, leaving it up to Stevie Wonder to come in and save the day. Joining Madonna on stage, the two sang the chorus to "Purple Rain" as the crowd raised their florescent purple wristbands in the air.

While the emotion and love for Prince could be felt throughout the audience as everyone sang along, one has to wonder what the performance would've been like if Mr. Wonder didn't show up at all.

 

Posted by:Aaron Pruner

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