Hosted by Maya Rudolph, “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince” aired Tuesday night on CBS in remembrance of the fourth anniversary of the death of Prince (France, 2020). Recorded in late January, this special had performances from artists such as Earth, Wind, & Fire, Foo Fighters, Usher, John Legend, Chris Martin, etc. Prince is an artist who has influence the music industry in such vast ways and for him to be remembered in such a special way is only deserving for the effects he had on artists throughout time. Maya Rudolph commented, “‘There are words that don’t exactly cut it for me: Genius, brilliant, gifted, prolific, legendary– they’re all true. But they don’t really get right to that feeling that can only be described through his music… To me, Prince is music…To love Prince is to love music’ (France, 2020).”
This special was highly received by audiences, “…scoring 1.0 in the 18-49 demographic… it brought in an impressive 6.49 million (Brinton, 2020).” Because of this, CBS plans to rerun the performance on Saturday, April 25th at 8 pm. In a time where new and interesting performances seem a far reach during a pandemic, this special allowed audiences to watch something different and refreshing instead of constant COVID-19 updates.