madonnas prince tribute criticized at billboard music awards
Last Updated : GMT 06:41:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Madonna's Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Madonna's Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

Madonna took to the Las Vegas stage
Las Vegas- AFP

Madonna came under fire for her tribute to Prince during the Billboard Music Awards ceremony, which critics saw as too distant from the late artist himself.

Wearing a shimmering lilac-colored suit, Madonna took to the Las Vegas stage at the end of the evening and sang "Nothing Compares 2 U" followed by "Purple Rain" as she held the hand of surprise guest Stevie Wonder.

Despite the tangible emotion, critics said her performance was disappointing, panning it on social media. 

Her interpretation was full of languor and devoid of any solo guitar -- a key element of the late Minneapolis singer's repertoire -- and far removed from a typical Prince performance and its unique brand of danceable funk. 

Wonder was spared the criticism, with most commentators saying he had saved the performance from even worse failure.

Writing on Twitter, British singer Dave Stewart of Eurythmics set the tone: "Please don't have Madonna attempt a prince song."

And shortly afterward: "Too late."

She was the last of a line of artists who paid tribute to the late singer, including Wiz Khalifa, Seal and Canadian singer The Weeknd, who dedicated his first prize to Prince.
"I don't know him. But he was very close to me. And he will always be an inspiration. And of course, helped me push the envelope forever, and every artist I hope," said the visibly-emotional singer, who took home eight trophies.

During his last televised appearance, Prince had given The Weeknd a prize at the American Music Awards in late November.

"That was the greatest experience of my entire life," the Canadian singer said.

- Celine Dion returns -

Another highlight was a performance by Celine Dion, who was making her return to the stage since the death of her husband Rene Angelil in mid-January. 

The Quebecer, who received the Billboard Icon Award honoring her illustrious career, sang Queen's "The Show Must Go On" in tribute to her late husband.

Rene Angelil "will continue to watch over me from above," she tearfully after receiving the prize from her first-born son Rene-Charles.

With the awards based on commercial results and popularity, the evening was dominated by a string of dramatic performances rather than any suspense over the winners.

Billboard ranks album sales in the United States each week. 

For the annual awards, it takes into account both digital and analog music sales, radio plays and online streaming, as well as concerts and social network activity.

Besides The Weeknd's big wins, Adele won five trophies, among them the prestigious awards for top artist, top female artist and top-selling song. Her other wins were for top Billboard 200 artist and top Billboard 200 album.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

madonnas prince tribute criticized at billboard music awards madonnas prince tribute criticized at billboard music awards

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

madonnas prince tribute criticized at billboard music awards madonnas prince tribute criticized at billboard music awards

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 10:35 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Arab Today, arab today New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 02:36 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today France sanctions businesses linked

GMT 01:58 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

France sanctions businesses linked
Arab Today, arab today Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 02:09 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 07:22 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 07:23 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 22:38 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 20:34 2018 Saturday ,20 January

Bahrain press headlines

GMT 16:25 2016 Thursday ,22 December

Italian bank Monte Paschi edges closer to state bailout

GMT 09:12 2017 Friday ,17 November

Gleam Futures represents Grace Beverley

GMT 06:03 2014 Wednesday ,09 April

Please .. Let Gaza breathe!

GMT 04:18 2017 Sunday ,26 November

Bella magazine appoints celebrity writer

GMT 06:00 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Childrenswear brand Once appoints Dyelog

GMT 16:33 2014 Thursday ,13 November

Al-Ehtimam Bil Aakhareen

GMT 03:34 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Needle & Thread relocates press office

GMT 14:56 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Ryanair says formally recognises pilots' union

GMT 01:41 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Moroccan video sparks debate on sexual harassment
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday