Updated: Mar 20
The Recording Academy will salute Prince with a tribute concert that will be filmed two days after the Grammys and air later this year on CBS.
The lineup for Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince includes Alicia Keys, John Legend, Gary Clark Jr., Beck, Common, Foo Fighters and H.E.R. Former Prince percussionist Sheila E. is musical director, alongside Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The show will be produced by longtime Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich.
"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," said Ehrlich. "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."
Other participants include Susanna Hoffs, Morris Day and the Time, Earth, Wind & Fire, St. Vincent, Mavis Staples, Chris Martin, and Juanes.
Previous tribute shows have focused on the music of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Motown, and The Bee Gees.