Prince

Sep
26
Jennifer Hudson Duets with Prince in Chicago

Jennifer Hudson and Prince

After blessing the stage during Mary J. Blige’s set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas over the weekend, Prince brought out his own special guest during his “Welcome 2 America” concert at Chicago’s United Center. Chi-town’s own Jennifer Hudson appeared on stage to duet with the pop icon on “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Looking stunning in a gold dress, the big-voiced diva brought the house down with her hair-raising rendition, which earned applause from Prince himself.

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Sep
23
Prince Joins Mary J. Blige at iHeartRadio Music Festival [Video]

Prince and Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige welcomed a royal guest during her performance on Day 2 of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Four songs into her set, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul stopped short of playing Chaka Khan’s “Sweet Thing” to introduce Prince.

“I got a real good friend in the building,” said Mary to roaring applause. “He’s one of the most amazing artists to ever walk the earth.”

The pop icon didn’t say a word, sporting gold glasses, yellow bellbottoms, and an afro as he took the stage. He picked up his guitar and helped Mary and her band finish their Chaka Khan cover.

They also dueted on his song, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” as an astonished Mary looked on.

“I know you have to be very particular about who you be messing with,” she said before bowing to her legendary friend.

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Nov
4
Nicki Minaj, Prince to Perform at Versace for H&M Launch

Nicki Minaj and Prince

Nicki Minaj is about to have a major fashion moment. The rap diva has been tapped to perform at the launch event for Versace for H&M.

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Aug
14
Kanye West Jams with Prince at Swedish Festival [Video]

Prince and Kanye West

Rap royalty met pop royalty overseas in Gothenburg, Sweden. During his headlining set at the Way Out West festival over the weekend, Prince jammed with none other than Kanye West.

“Everybody put your hands in the sky right now. Say hell yeah!” chanted ‘Ye as he rocked the mic while the Purple One and the New Power Generation performed “If I Was Your Girlfriend,” bringing audience members onstage.

Prince has been joined by many superstar guests at his recent shows including Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan, and Mary J. Blige.

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Apr
23
Video: Alicia Keys Duets with Prince at L.A. Concert

Prince treated fans to a surprise last night during his performance at Los Angeles’ Forum, where he’s currently on a 21-night concert run. The Purple One brought out Alicia Keys to duet on his hit “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?” which she later covered for her 2001 debut songs in A minor. During the rendition, the pop icon manned the piano while Ms. Keys stood by his side, complimenting his vocals with her smooth trills.

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Apr
14
Video: Prince Sits Down with George Lopez, Debuts New Material

Prince

Prince, who kicks off his 21-night stand in Los Angeles tonight, gave a rare interview to George Lopez on “Lopez Tonight.” The Purple One, wearing all red, spoke about refraining from cursing (instead using the word “artichoke”), why he decided to charge only $25 for concert tickets, his simple backstage requests, taking a break from recording, the Internet’s impact on music, and his issue with other artists covering his songs.

The pop icon then stormed the stage in a glittery gold getup with the New Power Generation to debut two new songs, “Laydown” and “You’re the One for Me” with Sheila E., taking it back with “The Beautiful Ones” from the Purple Rain soundtrack. Watch his interview and electrifying performance below.

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Feb
23
Video: Prince Covers Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’

Rihanna is getting the Purple treatment. Prince and his New Power Generation band gave a special treat to concertgoers at Monday night’s gig at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. The music icon slipped a cover of Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” into his set, allowing the female singers to handle vocal duties with Sheila E. on the drums, but he took over at the end as everyone from fans to security guards boogied in the aisles. Watch Prince and company catch island fever.