Marking the fourth anniversary of Prince‘s death, stars from Maya Rudolph to Miguel revived his greatest hits for CBS’ Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince on Tuesday night. Although nothing compares to him, Billboard wants to know who you think really brought it to the stage.
Gary Clark Jr. and H.E.R. pulled double-duty, as the two opened the special with its namesake and Purple Rain‘s opening track “Let’s Go Crazy,” with their scorching guitar performances, before the former absolutely shred with Sheila E. for a Sign “O” the Times psychedelic rock-tinged deep cut “The Cross” and the latter traded in her guitar for a powerhouse piano solo on “The Beautiful Ones” accompanied by lauded ballerina Misty Copeland.
But Copeland’s lithe moves weren’t the ones that graced the stage that evening. Usher and FKA Twigs joined forces for some unabashedly erotic choreography, from her limber pole dancing to his slick footwork picking up the mic stand, during “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss.”
But when Mavis Staples had the honor of performing “Purple Rain” with Prince’s former band The Revolution, the R&B/gospel singer proved his classic stands the test of time with her robust vocals and Wendy Melvoin of The Revolution’s phoenix-like guitar solo.
Of all the performances that channeled Prince’s indomitable spirit, which one was your favorite? Vote below!