Prince’s public persona had two key elements: One was the plethora of quirky little stories he accumulated over his lifetime, and the second was, of course, his music. Jimmy Fallon honored the first on Monday’s episode of The Tonight Show by telling the epic story of the time Prince destroyed him at ping pong. On Tuesday, The Tonight Show paid tribute to the late star’s music as well.
R&B superstar D’Angelo covered Prince’s “Sometimes It Snows in April,” sitting at a piano with a microphone similar to the setup deployed by Prince on his final tour. The Prince cover band Princess, consisting of Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Liebrum, provided background vocals. The group toasted Prince with one of his saddest songs, complete with lyrics like, “Sometimes I wish that life was never ending / But all good things, they say, never last.” D’Angelo even added some Prince-specific new lyrics to the song: “I often dream of heaven, and I know that Prince is there / Maybe he’s found the answer to all the April snow.”
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Watch it below.