This month, seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince will be honored with an all-star tribute concert in celebration of his unparalleled career and unprecedented influence on music. Presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS, the “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince” concert will feature a lineup of all-star artists paying tribute to the eternal music legend, including GRAMMY Award-winning artists Beck, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Juanes and many others. The event takes place Tuesday, Jan. 28—just two days after the 62nd GRAMMY Awards—at 7:30 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center during a live concert taping, which will broadcast on the CBS Television Network later in 2020. Tickets for the tribute concert are on sale now.
Other artists confirmed for the event include GRAMMY winners Usher, H.E.R., St. Vincent, Common, Gary Clark Jr., Foo Fighters, Earth, Wind & Fire and Mavis Staples, as well as singer/songwriter Susanna Hoffs. The night will also feature a historic joint performance by several of Prince’s most celebrated musical friends and collaborators, including his GRAMMY Award-winning band The Revolution, past GRAMMY nominee Sheila E.—who, alongside Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, is a co-musical director of the special—and the Prince-formed funk band Morris Day And The Time. Additional performers for this momentous concert will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Prince. The Purple One. His Royal Badness — regardless of how you identify him, he is indisputably one of the greatest musical virtuosos of all time,” Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement. “With his subversive attitude and commanding nature, he straddled musical genres and created electrifying music that was bursting with character. He continues to serve as an inspirational icon for artists and fans worldwide, and we are so honored to pay tribute to his legacy at this year’s post-GRAMMYs special.”
Prince’s start in music broke grounds by successfully negotiating with Warner Bros. Records to not only let him produce his 1978 debut album, For You, but to play all 27 instruments featured on the project. In 1984, Prince achieved international fame with the release of his album and film, Purple Rain. He has more than 40 RIAA certifications, ranging from platinum to diamond. His catalog includes 19 Top 10 singles and five No. 1 hits, including the GRAMMY-winning “Kiss,” as well as five chart-topping albums, including the GRAMMY-winning Purple Rain. Prince has garnered seven GRAMMY Awards, and 38 GRAMMY nominations overall, and he was presented with the Academy’s President’s Merit Award in 1985. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and received the Icon Award at the 2013 Billboard Awards. Releasing nearly 40 studio albums, Prince has solidified his mark as one of the most influential artists of all time.