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D’Angelo Delivers Beautiful Rendition of Prince’s ‘Sometimes it Snows in April’ on the ‘Tonight Show’

With assistance from Maya Rudolph's cover band, Princess

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon had two noted Prince scholars on its set last evening. There was the Roots drummer ?uestlove, who played a tribute DJ set on the night of the Purple One’s passing. And there was musical guest D’Angelo, who’s religiously studied Prince throughout his career. The Black Messiah, with a little help from Maya Rudolph’s cover band, Princess, played a beautiful piano rendition of Parade cut “Sometimes It Snows in April.”

The emotion of the moment wasn’t lost on many who watched. D’Angelo himself missed singing a line after apparently being overcome with emotion. He switched up some of the lyrics in Prince’s honor: “I often dream of heaven and I know that Prince is there.”

Watch the emotional tribute below.