In case you missed it, the tribute to Prince this weekend were pretty spectacular, with top artists covering the late musician’s greatest hits. Bruce Springsteen paid homage by performing a killer version of the 1984 track ” Purple Rain” on Saturday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center—and it was such a hit, he just made it available for download on iTunes.
The stages at Coachella were filled with tributes too. Usher dedicated a song to Prince at the festival, surprising the crowd with a rendition of “I Would Die 4 U” that quickly flooded Instagram and Twitter, as did Ellie Goulding‘s acoustic version of “When Doves Cry.” Mavis Staples also took a moment to remember the icon onstage at Coachella, saying: “Yesterday, I lost a dear friend, my son. I’m talking about Prince. He was my angel.” Even LCD Soundsystem covered “Purple Rain” during their set.
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Elton John choked up while at his concert on Saturday night in Las Vegas while talking about Prince to the crowd. “These people don’t come around very often,” he said before performing “You’re a Purple Warrior.”
Finally, country music darling Chris Stapleton paid a must-watch personal tribute at a concert on Saturday night too, covering the legend’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which is available to view on YouTube.