Last night, as previously promised, Madonna led an emotional tribute to the late great Prince. While some questioned the choice of Madonna, the mononymed pop star was directly influenced by Prince’s music and performance style, and her singing was certainly emotionally earnest. There’s no one that compares to Prince, but Madonna singing “Nothing Compares 2 U” helped bring music to aching hearts in mourning of the late great Purple One.The segment started with a speech from Questlove eulogizing the pop star, saying “No matter what kind of music we make, no matter how long we’ve made it, no matter our race, our color, our creed, our sexual orientation, all of us live in the land of music,” he began. “And his departure from it was an earthquake.” After that, Madonna sang a stripped down version of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” before calling on the great Stevie Wonder to harmonize on the iconic “Purple Rain.”Watch the full video below: It’s certainly incredible that a man like Prince could have such a diverse following, such that our readers and the fans in attendance at the Billboard Music Awards can share in the grieving. RIP Purple One.