Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson & The Cast Of ‘The Color Purple’ Honor Prince

Yesterday, many stars voiced their sheer surprise and sadness of their loss of one of the greatest musicians of our time, Prince, not only on social media, but also during their live shows.

Mariah Carey is currently on tour in Europe on her “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” trek, and last night in Paris, she dedicated the performance of her 1995 hit “One Sweet Day” with her Trey Lorenz and Daniel Moore to her friend, the fallen musician.

“It’s a very sad day,” Mariah told the crowd. “But we remember the life of somebody who will always be treasured…You’ll have to forgive me if it’s a little difficult to get through.”

Alicia Keys is another musician who tributed Prince upon hearing the tragic news during one of her performances. Keys performed “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore,” a Prince song she covered from her debut album Songs In A Minor. Concert attendee and IG user JustinStempel captured the moment and posted it on his page with the caption:

“Most amazing song I’ve ever heard live. At a private Alicia Keys concert with about 200 guests, on the day Prince dies, she first explains her first phone conversation with Prince to get permission to perform this song (Prince allowed maybe 4 people to play his songs in his life, 1 each) then she plays “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore” the song he allowed her to play, in tribute. Wow.”

And last but not least, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of “The Color Purple” honored the legend after their show with a rousing rendition of “Purple Rain.” She told a story about how the last time she saw him was when he called her out to help with the creation of his book, and the whole cast got to meet the legend. Watch below…it’s pretty amazing!