Bruno Mars, The Time Slated For Prince Tribute At The Grammys
It appears to be official: Bruno Mars and The Time will honor the late Prince at the 2017 Grammys.
Last night (February 11), producer The Northern Lights posted a production call sheet to show he was working Lady Gaga and Metallica‘s final rehearsal for their duet announced just days ago. But what he also showed was that the initial rumors surrounding that Prince tribute were true.
Billboard first reported the potential collaboration earlier this month — what seemed like a fitting lineup, considering that Prince essentially formed the Time in his native Minneapolis and, well, Bruno did “Uptown Funk.”
Bruno was already confirmed as a performer. According to the call sheet, though, the Time will perform “Jungle Love” and “The Bird” (the latter was featured in Prince’s Purple Rain film), while Bruno will join for “Let’s Go Crazy.” What adds some credibility is that, despite not being featured in its official list of performers, the Grammys interviewed the Time about what is in store.
“We gon’ whip it up. Funky nasty. Stanky. Pimp suits. What else?” said frontman Morris Day.
“Prince is living through all of us,” added Jimmy Jam — yes, that Jimmy Jam.
See the call sheet below.
— The Northern Lights (@thatproducerTNL) February 12, 2017