Madonna Set To Honor Prince At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Madonna is the latest celebrity slated to tribute Prince, who passed away on April 21 at the age of 57. The Queen of Pop will be paying homage to the late funk legend at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
Details of the tribute are being kept under wraps, but – in addition to Britney Spears‘ highly-anticipated medley of hits – BBMA organizers say that the performance will be one of this year’s highlights.
The pair have also had a long storied relationship, having worked together on the track “Love Song” from Madonna’s 1989 album Like a Prayer. After his death, Madonna took to Instagram to express her grief.
” I have ceased distinguishing between the religious and the secular, for everything is holy: our courage and humility, our senses both lost and found; our love and our lust…all that shall swoon and couple, leaving in their wake the real hope that, late as is the hour –with as much as we have been given and squandered; as little as we might deserve it, though we stomp and plead— there may yet be more on offer: God willing, just one more song sung into high rafters before we are finally called to quit and disperse” Joe Henry ❤️#rebelheart
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The awards ceremony will air on May 22 on ABC at 8 PM ET and 5 PM PT.