The latest celebration will come when many radio stations simultaneously play his hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” at 6:07 p.m. ET Wednesday night. The timing is so specific because the opening line for the song goes, “It’s been seven hours and 13 days since you took your love away.”
Wednesday evening will mark that same amount of time since the singer’s sudden passing on April 21. Minneapolis radio station KPMC started the idea, and is rallying other stations around the country to do the same.
“We thought marking this moment over the airwaves with one of Prince’s most ubiquitous songs would be a wonderful way to honor his legacy. We hope that wherever Prince fans are, and whatever radio station they are listening to, they will take a minute to listen and remember his musical genius and artistry,” KPMC’s Jim McGuinn told Billboard.
“Nothing Compares 2 U” was originally written by Prince for the band The Family, and in 1990, Sinead O’Connor won three MTV VMAs for her cover of the song.
Instead of a moment of silence, let’s enjoy this moment of music.
SOURCE: Billboard | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
17 Artists You Probably Didn't Know Were Influenced By Prince
1. Maroon 5 has covered Prince's "Purple Rain"Source:Getty 1 of 17
2. The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal soundSource:Getty 2 of 17
3. Prince can be found in Pharrell's unique musical styleSource:Getty 3 of 17
4. Bruno Mars has called Prince one of his heroes and has paid tribute to The Purple One a number of timesSource:Getty 4 of 17
5. Usher has said in many interviews that he is influenced by PrinceSource:Getty 5 of 17
6. Janelle Monáe, known for her unique style, teamed up with Prince on the song “Given Em What They Love"Source:Getty 6 of 17
7. Andre 3000's style and showmanship is undeniably influenced by PrinceSource:Getty 7 of 17
8. Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on InstagramSource:Getty 8 of 17
9. Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation's PrinceSource:Getty 9 of 17
10. Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboySource:Getty 10 of 17
11. Soul crooner D'Angelo has covered Prince's “She's Always in My Hair”Source:Getty 11 of 17
12. Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered "How Come You Don't Call Me"Source:Getty 12 of 17
13. Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple OneSource:Getty 13 of 17
14. St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.Source:Getty 14 of 17
15. One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her 'Born This Way' albumSource:Getty 15 of 17
16. Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments...sound familiar?Source:Getty 16 of 17
17. Lenny's musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars: https://youtu.be/RC34ZcDiCagSource:Getty 17 of 17
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