Tonight, we go crazy as CBS celebrates the life and legacy of Prince, who died four years ago today after an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Filmed January 28th, the April 21 air date marks the four-year anniversary of the superstar’s passing.
Performing songs from the Purple One’s renowned catalog, the special tribute concert will feature an all-star lineup performing hits from Prince including Beck, Gary Clark Jr.,Common, Earth, Wind & Fire,Foo Fighters, H.E.R, Juanes, John Legend, Chris Martin, Miguel, Morris Day And The Time, Sheila E., St. Vincent, Mavis Staples, the Revolution, and Usher, with special appearances by Fred Armisen, Naomi Campbell, Misty Copeland, FKA Twigs and Jimmy Jam.
The tribute concert is hosted by comedian Maya Rudolph, who will also perform with her Prince cover band Princess.
The night will also feature a historic joint performance by several of Prince’s most celebrated musical friends and collaborators, including his Grammy Award-winning band The Revolution, Grammy nominee Sheila E.—who, alongside Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, is a co-musical director of the special—and the Prince-formed funk band Morris Day And The Time.
Little known fact, Prince actually sang and played all instruments on the first album, The Time. He was that good.
Good news, music fans: Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute To Prince will be broadcast Tuesday, April 21 from 9–11PM ET/PT on CBS and streaming on CBS All Access.