Sing it! Although Prince is no longer here, his musical prowess lives on. Celebrities paid homage to the singer by jamming out to some of his biggest hits on what would have been his 58th birthday — Check it out!
It’s pretty obvious that music legend and sex icon Prince, 57, had several songs that appealed to the masses and much of the world felt they’d lost the crooner too soon. To honor the late singer, celebrities joined forces by performing some of his most memorable numbers on June 7, which would have been his 58th birthday.
The brand spankin’ new video released by W Magazine features a slew of A-listers breaking into a monologue or going full on pop star! Game of Thrones hunk Kit Harington, 29, introduces the celebrity performances, holding up a vinyl copy of Prince’s record 1999 before reciting from the hit single “Little Red Corvette.” The 35-year-old Mr. Robot star Remi Malek covers “Kiss” very seductively, while Ethan Hawke, 45, opted for “Money Don’t Matter Tonight.” Chiwetel Ejiofor, 38, then leads with “Diamonds and Pearls,” followed by Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 55, who continues with a sweet cue, “by Mr. Prince.”
Supermodel Cindy Crawford, 50, was all smiles for her segment while actor Chris Evans, 34, gave us a little vibrato and finger pointing to take it home. We see you! Ofcourse, 18-year-old Elle Fanning and Supergirl starlet Melissa Benoist, 27, went full-out girl power as well, belting out the lyrics, “just want some of your extra time and your kiss!” Also featured in the fun video is Nate Parker, 36, Tye Sheridan, 19, and 20-year-old Anya Taylor-Joy.
Prince tragically passed away at his Minnesota home on April 21. Sadly, tests have confirmed that Prince did, in fact, die of an opioid overdose, according to reports by the Associated Press. Despite his untimely departure, fans are keeping his memory alive as today is even “Prince Day” in his home state Minnesota, declared by Governor Mark Dayton.
Fans, celebs, and musicians immediately took to Twitter to express their sadness after his passing. Even Beyonce paid tribute to the icon, allowing the audience to sing “Purple Rain” at Miami’s Marlins Park on April 27 as she kicked off her Formation World Tour. It’s obvious his extravagant makeup, undeniable stage presence and vocal range has left Prince far from forgotten!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think about the Prince-inspired music video!? What’s your favorite song of his? Let us know!