Though their are thousands of musicians in the world, very few can make jaws drop every time they take the stage. Doing so requires specific skills and talents. Prince, for those who were ever lucky enough to see him perform, had the talent, skill, and so much more. As the world mourns the loss of the pop star, fans have turned to YouTube to re-watch videos of Prince's best performances. And though few of his live performances are available, it's enough to fill the void that the legend has left behind.
TMZ was the first publication to report that Prince died on April 21, though the cause of his death has yet to be determined. According to the site, the 57-year-old singer was found in his home in Minnesota after the emergency dispatch sent a team to his home following a call. The death comes a mere week after Prince was hospitalized following an emergency plane landing in Indiana. Though the reasons behind his hospitalization were muddled at first, ABC news reported that Prince was being treated for the flu, which he had been dealing with for several weeks. After a few hours in the facility, the singer was released. And, to prove he was in perfectly good health, Prince hosted a last-minute concert the day after his stay. Though he didn't sing, he danced along with the crowd and told them to, "wait a few days before you waste any prayers."
Unfortunately, it seems the prayers may have been necessary before then. Now, as fans grieve over the loss of the "Purple Rain" singer, they are turning to YouTube to do it. To help you cope with the loss of the legend, here are a few of his most memorable performances.
2004 Hall of Fame Inductions
The singer took the stage with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, and many more to pay tribute to The Beetles.
Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show
Only man could slay during a rainstorm, and that man is Prince.
2011 Welcome 2 America Tour
Even years into his career, Prince proved he was still "cool" on his Welcome 2 America Tour.
2014 'The Arsenio Hall Show' Appearance
The singer took the stage with his band, 3RDEYEGIRL, for a three song performance on The Arsenio Hall Show.
2014 'SNL' Performance
During a 2014 musical appearance on Saturday Night Live, Prince performed for eight minutes, setting a new performance record for the sketch show.