Prince to be honored with Grammys tribute special

Prince will be honored with a star-studded concert at a Grammys tribute special after the award ceremony this month.

The tribute, which will feature a number of artists including John Legend, Chris Martin and Alicia Keys, will take place on Jan. 28 — two days after the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. The event will air on CBS later in 2020, the Recording Academy announced.

Prince’s longtime collaborators, including Sheila E. and his 1980s band The Revolution, are also slated to perform at the event, for which Sheila E. will serve as co-musical director.

She tweeted on Thursday that she is “honored to be performing” at the special celebrating the late music legend, who died in 2016 at age 57.

“We’ve put together some AMAZING talent that you won’t want to miss,” she wrote. “This is so special to me.”

Other artists slated to perform at the Prince tribute later this month — which will be called Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince — include Morris Day And The Time, H.E.R, Usher, Foo Fighters, and Earth, Wind & Fire.

“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,” Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement. “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.”