The Recording Academy’s tribute to Prince earned stellar ratings when it debuted this past Tuesday. And as a result, the program, entitled Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, will re-air on CBS this Saturday.
Fans will have the opportunity to enjoy the special event at 8 PM in the east and 5 PM in the west on the evening of Saturday, April 25th. CBS proper, as well as the channel’s on-demand streaming service, CBS All Access, will show the two-hour-long program once again.
Nearly 6.5 million fans tuned into Let’s Go Crazy on Tuesday, April 21st, which marked the fourth anniversary of Prince’s passing. (The Recording Academy and the involved artists filmed the special before the coronavirus crisis’s domestic onset.) The all-time-great musician would have turned 62 this year.
With actress Maya Rudolph serving as host (and showing off her solid singing voice, it should be noted), an array of well-known musicians, from the Foo Fighters to Coldplay’s Chris Martin, offered kind words and stellar tribute performances to Prince. Grammy winners H.E.R. and Gary Clark Jr. rocked “Let’s Go Crazy,” while Earth, Wind & Fire covered “Adore.” Beck, for his part, honored Prince with a rendition of “Raspberry Beret.”
At the time of this writing, the Recording Academy had only posted (a portion of) the Let’s Go Crazy performances on their website (with full clips presumably set to arrive on YouTube after the Saturday-night broadcast). However, fans can currently catch Prince-centered YouTube interviews with Dave Grohl, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Naomi Campbell (a longtime friend of Prince’s), and others.
Besides remembering Prince and providing fans with some much-needed entertainment, Let’s Go Crazy’s rebroadcast will likely drum up additional financial support for the Recording Academy’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, which aims to support struggling artists.
Previously, the Recording Academy and its charitable wing, MusiCares, pledged $1 million apiece to the COVID-19 Relief Fund.