Prince has been added to the Walk of Fame at the legendary Apollo Theater after turning down many awards during his lifetime including the Hollywood Walk of Fame which he rejected, twice.
While bestowing the posthumous award to the Purple Rain singer, the audience included musicians, fans, and an impersonator, as they all came together to pay tribute to the late star outside the landmark venue in Harlem.
Prince who had always shied away from the spotlight and was known by close friends to be reclusive was celebrated with a plaque bearing his name which was unveiled by members of his New Power Generation, musicians Meli’sa Morgan, Maceo Parker, and Jonelle Procope, President and CEO of the Apollo Theater.
Prince’s plaque will be installed at the sidewalk in front of the Apollo theater – where many black performers got their start.
He’ll be joining fellow honorees such as Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Micheal Jackson.
Hosted by rapper and actor L.L. Cool and a performance by the O’Jays, Andra Day and Leon Bridges, the ceremony was held before the Apollo’s Spring Gala.
Prince held several concerts at the Apollo Theater as it was a very special place to him. In 2010, he announced his word tour there.
Following his death on April 21 , Apollo Theater was one of the special places around the world where fans gathered to mourn the late icon.
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