‘s Prince death came as a shock to many. On the day of his passing, hundreds of celebrities honored the Minneapolis born artist including , the cast of Alicia Keys Hamilton, and more. Tonight, NBC’s Saturday Night Live will be airing a special episode dedicated to his legacy and artistry.
SNL traditionally takes the last weekend of April off, according to
. The show had originally scheduled a re-run episode for tonight, featuring Complex and Chance The Rapper . SNL will now be airing Chris Hemsworth SNL: Goodnight Sweet Prince. Prince has appeared on the sketch comedy show 3 times throughout his career.
Stay tuned for tonight’s memorable tribute to the legend.
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17 Artists You Probably Didn't Know Were Influenced By Prince
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1. Maroon 5 has covered Prince's "Purple Rain"
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2. The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal sound
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3. Prince can be found in Pharrell's unique musical style
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4. Bruno Mars has called Prince one of his heroes and has paid tribute to The Purple One a number of times
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5. Usher has said in many interviews that he is influenced by Prince
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6. Janelle Monáe, known for her unique style, teamed up with Prince on the song “Given Em What They Love"
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7. Andre 3000's style and showmanship is undeniably influenced by Prince
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8. Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on Instagram
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9. Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation's Prince
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10. Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboy
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11. Soul crooner D'Angelo has covered Prince's “She's Always in My Hair”
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12. Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered "How Come You Don't Call Me"
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13. Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple One
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14. St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.
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15. One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her 'Born This Way' album
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16. Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments...sound familiar?
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17. Lenny's musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars:
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