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Mariah Carey Holds Moment Of Silence For Prince At Her Concert In Paris

She dedicated her performance of “One Sweet Day” to the iconic singer.

April 21, 2016

Genius, legend, inspiration, friend. The world will miss you. I'll never get over it.

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He was just one of a kind and just so amazing and I didn't know if I was going to be able to come out here and put on a show and be festive, but I said I'm in Paris and that's what Prince would want me to do—to get through it. And rather than make everything bleak, to turn it into a moment and just take him and honor him, and he was a friend to me too. He talked me through some times I really, really needed somebody. He was an incredible person if you never got to meet him. I'm sure his music touched every person in here. Let's have a moment of silence for Prince if we could. Or you could shout as loud as you can. We want to do a song for him tonight.

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Musicians around the world have spent Thursday mourning the loss of Prince, and at her concert in Paris, Mariah Carey gave a special tribute to the singer. Before dedicating “One Sweet Day” to him, Carey told the audience how much he meant to her and held a moment of silence in his honor.

She told the crowd:

Check out some videos of her speech and the performance below:

Mariah Carey Holds Moment Of Silence For Prince At Her Concert In Paris