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President Barack Obama gave a speech prior to the concert, hailing Prince as a “creative icon.”
Mariah Carey, Usher and Lady Gaga also paid tribute to the fallen star, but Aretha’s vocals made our jaws drop.
Against the backdrop of an illuminated White House, Franklin sang her rendition of “Purple Rain,” to the crowd.
We are sure Prince was looking down on the moment with pride and joy.
Aretha Franklin’s Soul Touching Tribute To Prince Has Us All Feeling Emotional was originally published on hellobeautiful.com