Contact Us

Prince Closes 2013 Billboard Music Awards With Rare Performance Medley

Prince closed the 2013 Billboard Music Awards with a rare (and incredibly noisy) performance, delivering a two-song medley to celebrate being honored with the Billboard Icon Award.

After Prince was celebrated for his unfettered ability and desire to rock, he took the stage and began to deliver a funked out and ultimately slower, sexier and sludgier version of his smash 1984 hit ‘Let’s Go Crazy.’ Looking like a cross between Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz, with lots of fringe on his leather jacket, His Purpleness turned in a totally rawkin’ performance. It was loud, it was noisy and it was awesome.

He then launched into the song ‘FixUrLifeUp,’ which was also a rowdy rocker with a capital “R,” before returning to a final bar of ‘Let’s Go Crazy.’ The latter is one of our favorite Prince songs, but overall, it was an interesting take on the concept of a medley. Prince has so many beloved songs to choose from, but he stuck to one classic and one new track and mashed ‘em up.

But then again, would you expect anything less from Prince, who ended his set knuckling down on his guitar and surrounded by onstage pyro? Would you really want him to follow a standard practice and deliver a predictable medley? No way. That’s not behavior befitting an icon.

His Purpleness has always done things his way and that’s why he was awarded Icon status in the first place. It was a blow-the-roof-off way to end the night.

Next: See the 2013 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Pics

More from Z1073.com

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://z1073.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Z107.3 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Z107.3 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!