Bruno Mars nailed that Prince tribute last night and had us all in our feelings. Let's re-live it inside...
The Prince tribute (surprisingly) didn't disappoint duirng last night's Grammy Awards. Bruno Mars and his band killed it, from the aesthetic to the talent to the performance. He needs to be the designated tribute person. This guy can make anything work.
Apparently, it took months for it to all come together as Bruno and the producers couldn’t decide which song to perform.
“He agonized over this for two weeks,” Grammy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich told the Star Tribune. “’When Doves Cry,’ ’1999,’ ‘I Would Die 4 U,’ ‘Kiss’ – I said some of those songs shouldn’t be done by anyone but Prince,” Ehrlich continued. Mars settled on “Let’s Go Crazy” from “Purple Rain.”
But the tribute wasn’t limited to Mars going crazy with his band; it started with the Time, the hit-making Minneapolis band Prince put together around singer Morris Day in 1981, doing an abbreviated medley of two of their hits.
Morris Day & The Time were also great as usual. They brought Purple Rain vibes and kicked off the tribute with "Jungle Love" and "The Bird". Take notes youngins.