All-star lineup set to perform songs from Prince’s catalog; special will be broadcast later in 2020 on CBS Television Network
Just two days after the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will celebrate the unparalleled career of 38-time Grammy nominee and seven-time Grammy winner Prince by presenting Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince. The live concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. PT Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The special will be broadcast later in 2020 on the CBS Television Network.
Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase at www.AXS.com.
The special will feature a lineup of all-star artists paying tribute to Prince’s influence on music, including Grammy-winning artists Beck, Common, Gary Clark Jr., Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Juanes, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Mavis Staples, St. Vincent, Usher, Susanna Hoffs, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Plus, several of Prince’s most celebrated musical friends and collaborators, including Grammy-winning band the Revolution, past award nominee Sheila E., and legendary funk band Morris Day and the Time will take the stage for a historic joint performance.
Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Prince. ‘The Purple One.’ ‘His Royal Badness’ – regardless of how you identify him, he is indisputably one of the greatest musical virtuosos of all time,” said Deborah Dugan, president/CEO of the Recording Academy. “With his subversive attitude and commanding nature, he straddled musical genres and created electrifying music that was bursting with character. He continues to serve as an inspirational icon for artists and fans worldwide, and we are so honored to pay tribute to his legacy at this year’s post-Grammys special.”
“One of the true joys of producing the Grammy Awards is both working with and being able to tribute your heroes, and Prince gave me the opportunity of doing both,” Ehrlich said. “His Grammy appearances, though few, were historic, and it’s with mixed feelings that we approach this opportunity to celebrate the amazing legacy he left us. We’ve gathered a remarkable collection of artists across genres and across generations to salute one of music’s truly singular iconic writer/performers, and believe me, it’s a tall order to do him justice.”
Prince broke ground in the music industry by successfully negotiating with Warner Bros. Records to not only let him produce his 1978 debut album, “For You,” but to also play all 27 instruments featured on the album. In 1984, Prince achieved international fame with the release of his most iconic album and film, “Purple Rain.”
He has more than 40 certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America, ranging from Platinum to Diamond. His catalog is home to 19 top 10 singles and five No. 1 hits, including the Grammy Award-winning “Kiss,” as well as five chart-topping albums, including the Grammy-winning “Purple Rain.”
Prince has garnered seven Grammys and 38 nominations, and was presented with the Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award in 1985. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Icon Award at the 2013 Billboard Awards.
Releasing nearly 40 studio albums, Price has solidified his mark as one of the most influential artists of all time.