Gabby Barrett’s Performance of Prince’s “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore” Was Shockingly Good

When Ryan Seacrest announced that the Top 7 on “American Idol” would each be performing a Prince song before revealing the Top 5, I squirmed in my chair a little. There are very few people in the world that I want to hear cover Prince. Maybe it’s because we all had low expectations or maybe … Read more

Unreleased Version of Prince Performing “Nothing Compares 2 U” Has Been Released and Holy Crap, It’s Amazing

I’m not going to pretend I’m some Prince aficionado, but my mom did listen to him a lot when I was growing up and I rarely missed a showing of “Purple Rain” on TBS. But, you don’t need to be a Prince expert to be truly amazed at the original recording of “Nothing Compares 2 … Read more

12 Scathing Tweets About Justin Timberlake’s Lackluster Super Bowl Halftime Show

When you’re asked to perform for 15 minutes, but bring 3 hours worth of entertainment to the stage– that’s a big task. This is what the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show has become, a 15-minute, 3-hour show. And unfortunately, this year’s entertainer brought weeks worth of Internet chatter, but only a few minutes of actual … Read more

9 Artists Who Could Show Up During the Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake, But Probably Won’t

As Justin Timberlake prepares to take the stage during the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show, it’s important to remember a few things– he’s done this before, he has a new album coming out and the stadium is located in Prince’s beloved hometown. Why are those things important? Because it plays into who could show up … Read more

Kelly Clarkson Covered Prince’s “Kiss” and We Need a Minute to Recover

Not since Julia Roberts sang “Kiss” in the bathtub during “Pretty Woman” has someone covered the Prince hit as well as Kelly Clarkson just did for Spotify. “Kiss” was the lead single from Prince’s eighth studio, Parade, in 1986 and was No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 for 2 weeks that year. It also won … Read more

Darius Rucker Covered “Purple Rain” at the O2 in London and It Was Amazing

One time, I got to see Darius Rucker play “Let Her Cry” at a private acoustic show in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. I’m pretty sure I cried. His voice just has that effect. I can only imagine that’s how every single person inside of London’s O2 Arena felt during his cover of Prince’s … Read more

Bruno Mars’ Phenomenal Tribute to Prince During the GRAMMYs Was INSANE

Growing up in Hawaii, Bruno Mars was a mini Elvis Presley impersonator. From the time he was young it was obvious he was incredibly talented. Over the last few years that talent has been on full-display during the Super Bowl halftime show and any other stage he steps on. And during the 59th Annual GRAMMY … Read more

Keith Urban Pays Tribute to Artists We Lost in 2016 with Help from Nicole Kidman

Keith Urban ended 2016 and rang in 2017 as the main attraction for Nashville’s Music City New Year’s Eve celebration. Of course, during the celebration and performance he did what he always does– turns the spotlight off of himself and onto to anyone else who might deserve it. In this case, Urban decided to pay … Read more

President Obama Sings “Purple Rain” For Kid Dressed Like Prince

If you thought you had a good Halloween, this little boy probably has you beat. While trick-or-treating at The White House, a little boy dressed like Prince got a little more than just candy — he got a performance. Once Obama saw the mini-Prince, he busted out in a short rendition of “Purple Rain.” The … Read more

Dwight Yoakam Covered Prince’s “Purple Rain” as a Gift to People Everywhere

Dwight Yoakam is still taking the genre of country music to places it has never been. Most recently with his cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain” off his forthcoming bluegrass record Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… The track is a bluegrass interpretation of Prince’s legendary hit and comes just a few months after the legendary artist’s death. … Read more

See 103 Years of Male Pop Stars in Two Minutes

Much like female pop stars, the evolution of male pop stars over the last 103 years has been ground-breaking, consistent and ever-changing. From the industry’s wholesome firsts like Joe “King” Oliver and Duke Ellington, to groundbreakers like Elvis, David Bowie, Michael Jackson and Prince, to today’s Kanye West and Justin Bieber, what we have come … Read more

Madonna Responds to the Haters, Says Anyone Can Do a Prince Tribute (If They Want To)

In the next year, the world is going to see a lot tributes to Prince. A lot. Including the kind of lame one Madonna put on during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. Mainly, critics said it was low-energy and all over the place. It was 10 minutes long and even featured Stevie Wonder, but that … Read more