Since Prince's death on Thursday, millions of people have been mourning the singer, his work, and his wonderful singularity. Many musicians have been especially touched by his passing, and over the past few days, concert stages have been drenched in purple. Here are some of the best live covers of Prince's songs since his passing.
1. The Dixie Chicks, "Nothing Compares 2 U"
At a show in Denmark on Friday, The Dixie Chicks delivered a gorgeous cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U" and reminded many people who thought The Dixie Chicks were an early-90s flash in the pan that they're totally still a thing, and they're really, really good.
2. The Cast of The Color Purple Musical, "Purple Rain"
Jennifer Hudson and the rest of the cast of The Color Purple ended their Thursday performance with "Purple Rain."
The cast of Hamilton also honored Prince at a recent performance.
3. LCD Soundsystem, "Controversy"
After what seemed at the time to be a very definitive breakup in 2011, LCD Soundsystem is touring again. At their Coachella performance this weekend, they covered Prince's "Controversy."
4. Dem Atlas, "Let's Go Crazy"
Performed at Minneapolis's "Remembering Prince" event at First Avenue, rapper Dem Atlas performed a joyful cover of "Let's Go Crazy" that's not even ruined by the prodigious number of cell phones that occasionally block the view of this camera.
5. Mumford and Sons, "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Mumford and Sons performed in St. Paul the night of Prince's death, so it would pretty much be illegal for them to not do a cover. They also chose to do "Nothing Compares 2 U," but really, it seems weirder that other musicians didn't pick that one.