The two stars covered Prince’s ‘1999’, ‘Sweet Thing’ and more
Prince was honoured with a tribute concert lasting almost five hours in his homestate of Minnesota yesterday evening.
The gig, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, featured a cast of 15 performers including Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Tori Kelly and more.
As Minnesota’s Star Tribune points out, the concert was slightly lacking in star power due to a number of musicians dropping out at the last minute. Christina Aguilera was forced to cancel due to a sore throat; John Mayor backed out due to recording obligations; and Anita Baker was a no-show due to injury.
The show, however, went on and featured a few performances befitting of the Purple One.
Khan performing “I Feel for You,” with Wonder on harmonica:
As well as a duet of ‘1999’ with Stevie Wonder:
While Kelly and Wonder covered ‘Take Me With U’:
Kelly also sang another classic ‘Let’s Go Crazy’:
Earlier this week, it was reported that Prince’s massive vault of unreleased music is up for sale with all three major labels are said to be in talks to buy the rights.