Madonna ‘n Stevie paid special tribute.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
LAS VEGAS — The 2016 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, was absolutely off the chain Sunday night. Held annually since 1989, the renowned popularity contest spouted several highlights. But none were bigger than Madonna’s impassioned tribute to collaborative artist and ex-lover Prince who died unexpectedly from unknown causes. Madonna, by the way, looked incredible. The 57-year-old singer donned a sparkly, paisley-print purple ensemble with a ruffled blouse. She even sat on a purple throne to the tune of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.”
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After Madonna performed “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Stevie Wonder joined her onstage to close out the recital with a special rendition of “Purple Rain.” Many in the crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas rose to their feet to sing along, including both Rihanna and the Weeknd.
“Thank you, thank you so much, ladies and gentlemen,” Madonna told the audience. “And most of all, thank you, Prince Rogers Nelson, for all that you have given us. Thank you. Good night.”
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