Prince’s Best and Most Unexpected Collaborations

Prince is an icon for many. As the world morns the death of this beloved musician, people remember his music and the legacy he left behind. He was an inspiration for many fellow musicians and worked with a few of the greats. Here are some of his best and unexpected collaborations:

Best

Put Lenny Kravitz and Prince on stage together and you get fireworks. Kravitz, who referend to Prince as his ‘musical brother’ in a remembrance post on Instagram, sang American Woman at Prince’s New Year’s Eve party in 2000. Those who witnessed the performance will never forget it.

Unexpected

Prince began covering Amy Winehouse’s song “Love is a Losing Game.” The musicians, both gone too soon, sang the song together at an after show for Prince’s last tour stop. The song was originally on Winehouse’s second (and final) studio album Back to Black which was released in 2006.

Best

Madonna and Price collaborated on Madonna’s popular album Like a Prayer. The pair sang the duet “Love Song” included on her 1989 album. For the album, Prince also played guitar on three additional songs. According to Madonna, the two discussed a joint tour, but Prince said, “the world isn’t ready for that.” Unfortunately we will never get to experience two musical greats on stage together now.

Unexpected

The Queen B, Beyonce, also collaborated with Prince. While this may not be unexpected to some, but Beyonce largely keeps to herself in the music industry, commonly only partnering with former bandmates and her significant other. The two performed at the Grammy’s in 2004 singing Prince’s major hit “Purple Rain.”

Best

Mary J. Blige has an extremely powerful voice. Add the musical genius of Prince and you have one amazing collaboration. The two performed “Nothing Compares 2 U” together live at The iHeart Music Festival.


Mary J. Blige & Prince – Nothing Compares 2 U… by FerrellSouza