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Billboard Music Awards: Madonna’s Prince Tribute Receives Mixed Response

The 'Living For Love' singer was joined on stage by Stevie Wonder.

23/05/2016 08:36

Madonna took to the stage to pay tribute to Prince at Sunday night’s (23 May) Billboard Music Awards, but her performance wasn’t a hit with everyone.

While many of the event’s A-list guests could be seen dancing and singing along at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, fans on social media gave mixed responses.

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Madonna was clad in a lavender paisley suit for the tribute, and gave her take on hits including ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’,  

She was also joined on stage by Stevie Wonder for ‘Purple Rain’, however, that wasn’t enough to win viewers over:

The ‘Living For Love’ singer kept details of her performance under wraps in the run-up to the big night, though she did take to Twitter twice to pay tribute to Prince, who she counted as a friend and former collaborator.

The two music stars joined forces back in 1989, creating ‘Love Song’ at Prince’s Paisley Park recording studio.

Prince had a long history with the Billboard Music Awards, and received their Icon Awards just three years ago.

See Madonna's performance of 'Nothing Compares 2 U', and more photographs from the night, below...

Madonna's Billboard Music Awards Prince Tribute

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