Madonna tops the bill
Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature colour and singing Purple Rain at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Sitting atop a purple throne, she kicked off the tribute with a version of Nothing Compares 2 U, which Prince, who died last month, wrote and Sinead O’Connor recorded. She was teary-eyed as she sang the song, videos and photos of Prince projected behind her. Adele, who didn’t attend the show because she’s on tour, won the big award on the night, Top Artist, Justin Bieber was a double winner, including a win for top male artist, while Wiz Khalifa also picked up two multiple. Rihanna was given the Chart Achievement Award.