Prince’s longtime friend and collaborator, musician/drummer Sheila E., wrapped up the 2016 BET Awards with a bang in her tribute to the late music icon. Backed by dancers and a full band, Sheila put her all into the funky performance
A few weeks ago, Usher brought out this Young Thug-assisted single “No Limit” ahead of his eighth studio album Flawed (which is rumored to drop in July), now he’s brought the song to the BET Awards stage, too!
We all know Alicia Keys is a talented piano player, but she showed the world just how talented a musician she is! Wearing a black body suit with a red jacket and pineapple style headscarf, she took the stage at the BET Awards to perform her latest song “In Common.”
Maxwell is definitely back. He brought his single “Lake By The Ocean” to the 2016 BET Awards with a wet performance. He then transitioned into Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2U,” making this the third tribute of the night for the late music icon.
Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly took the stage at the 2016 BET Awards for the second Prince tribute of the night with a performance of one of Prince’s classics, “Take Me With U” from Purple Rain, his Oscar-winning film.
Erykah Badu, Bilal, and The Roots kicked off the first of many Prince tributes at the 2016 BET Awards tonight (June 26th). Comedian Dave Chappelle introduced the performers; with The Roots as the musicians, Badu sang “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker” and Bilal sang “The Beautiful Ones,” channeling the late Purple one to a T.
It’s a smooth, in-studio performance featuring Alexander and his musicians Patrick Riefflin (guitar), Jason Cairati (piano), and Lukas Untersteiner (MPC) for a stripped down-version of the soulful groove.