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Jennifer Hudson Sings Incredible 'Purple Rain' Tribute for Prince with Cynthia Erivo (Video)

Jennifer Hudson Sings Incredible 'Purple Rain' Tribute for Prince with Cynthia Erivo (Video)

Jennifer Hudson sings her heart out while performing Prince‘s song “Purple Rain” during a tribute to the late singer on Thursday (April 21) in New York City.

The Oscar-winning actress and her co-star Cynthia Erivo led the cast of The Color Purple in the tribute following the performance of their Broadway show.

“Not too long ago, [Prince] called me while we were here and asked me to come out to this event because he was writing his book and he told me you can bring your cast members along,” Jennifer said. “We were honored to be in his presence one last time and we got to have that moment.”

“He said his music will live on and he will live through his music so we want to keep him alive today with this song,” Jennifer added.


Jennifer Hudson Sings Incredible ‘Purple Rain’ Tribute for Prince with Cynthia Erivo
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  • AngryGermanDude

    Headline must read “Cynthia Erivo sings incredible…”. She killed it. Jhud was OK.

  • Koos

    they understand eachother.

  • Arx

    Jennifer Hudson doing what she does best… being a tribute artist. Seriously tho, when is this girl gonna sing her own songs? I only say that because she’s so talented but every time I see her she’s tributing someone else’s success.

  • plez

    Jennifer Hudson always goes overboard. Just because you can does not mean you should always sign to your fullest.

  • rocknmovie

    This is awful.

  • rocknmovie

    This is awful.

  • Amber

    What a moment! That was beautiful! I like the way the first girl sung more than Jennifer Hudson. She oversung quite a bit, but it was still a nice tribute.

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  • Eeww

    The lady in yellow sang Purple rain beautifully AND kept the melody Jennifer Hudson over sang & lost the melody, sometimes less IS more!

  • CP1976

    Clearly you do not understand what it is to be able to sing your heart out. Would you say the same thing about Prince when he would scream and squeal his heart out when HE sang? Didn’t think so. Prince wouldn’t be Prince if he didn’t do that. Same goes for Jennifer Hudson.

    I bet you’re the type of person who has their volume set to 1 on a great song too.

  • Concerned

    After listening to the Levine tribute this really was horrible.

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