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Madonna Asked Questlove to Write Prince Tribute for Billboard Music Awards

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Madonna performs at the 5th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Montage Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Madonna is set to perform in honor of Prince at the Billboard Music Awards tonight (May 22), and she has a little extra in store.

Billboard Music Awards 2016: Complete Coverage

Billboard has learned that the Material Girl asked Questlove to share a few words about Prince.

And The Roots drummer has prepared a tribute to the late icon that will lead into Madonna's performance at the ceremony.

Madonna to Honor Prince at the Billboard Music Awards

Prince unexpectedly passed away April 21 at the age of 57. Other details on Madonna's tribute remain a closely guarded secret.

Britney Spears, Kesha, Celine Dion, Fifth Harmony, Troye Sivan, Rihanna, Ariana GrandeMeghan Trainor, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas and Tove Lo, Demi Lovato, Pink, The Go-Go's, Shawn Mendes, Lukas Graham and DNCE are also set to perform at the show.

The Billboard Music Awards air May 22 on ABC.

Billboard Music Awards 2016


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