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Watch: Singing tributes to Prince by performers around the world

American singer Prince performs in Hong Kong Friday, Oct. 17, 2003. Prince's concert was the the opening act in a four-week government-sponsored music festival titled "Hong Kong Harbor Fest," aimed at boosting the image of SARS-battered Hong Kong. The singer was recently nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (AP photo/Anat Givon)
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He would have approved.
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The outpouring of reaction to Prince’s death this week now includes a number of remarkable musical tributes by performers around the world, many captured by amateur videographers.

Here’s “Let’s Go Crazy” by the cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton:

Jennifer Hudson and the cast of Broadway musical The Color Purple covered “Purple Rain”:

Singers from the PS22 elementary school chorus in Staten Island, NY, sang “When Doves Cry”:

Rihanna’s tribute to Prince was a rendition of her song “Diamonds in the Sky” during a concert in Calgary:

American Idol winner Fantasia also performed “Purple Rain”:

As did the Harlem Gospel Choir:

And this amateur video of “Kiss” in a train predates Prince’s death, but has been circulating as a tribute. A seemingly random passenger’s singing beginning around 2:08 makes the performance.

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