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Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:00am ET by  

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Maxwell to pay tribute to Prince at pre-GRAMMYs gala

R&B sensation Maxwell will pay tribute to the late music icon Prince at Clive Davis's pre-GRAMMY Gala tonight (February 11). 

Davis told Billboard magazine: "I will confirm that Maxwell will be performing. I had the challenge of trying to decide what would be the best way to honour Prince’s memory, and having seen a video of Maxwelldoing 'Nothing Compares 2 U', I was so taken with it that I reached out to ask him to perform, and he very graciously agreed. I can’t wait to have him take over the stage, and I think we will all feel honoured that we’ve paid appropriate tribute to Prince."

Maxwell added: "I did 'Adore' and I did 'Nothing Compares 2 U' earlier in the tour because I'd always change the years (in the lyrics) to be the actual day and time he’s been gone, so it gets a little hard and a little bit depressing for me, because I knew him."

The 2017 GRAMMY Awards will be held tomorrow, February 12, at the Los Angeles Staples Centre and it will be hosted by British funnyman James Corden

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