17 Artists You Probably Didn’t Know Were Influenced By Prince was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. Maroon 5 has covered Prince’s “Purple Rain”

Maroon 5 has covered Prince’s “Purple Rain”

2. The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal sound

The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal sound

3. Prince can be found in Pharrell’s unique musical style

Prince can be found in Pharrell’s unique musical style

4. Bruno Mars has called Prince one of his heroes and has paid tribute to The Purple One a number of times

Bruno Mars has called Prince one of his heroes and has paid tribute to The Purple One a number of times

5. Usher has said in many interviews that he is influenced by Prince

Usher has said in many interviews that he is influenced by Prince

6. Janelle Monáe, known for her unique style, teamed up with Prince on the song “Given Em What They Love”

Janelle Monáe, known for her unique style, teamed up with Prince on the song “Given Em What They Love”

7. Andre 3000’s style and showmanship is undeniably influenced by Prince

Andre 3000’s style and showmanship is undeniably influenced by Prince

8. Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on Instagram

Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on Instagram

9. Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation’s Prince

Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation’s Prince

10. Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboy

Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboy

11. Soul crooner D’Angelo has covered Prince’s “She’s Always in My Hair”

Soul crooner D’Angelo has covered Prince’s “She’s Always in My Hair”

12. Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered “How Come You Don’t Call Me”

Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered “How Come You Don’t Call Me”

13. Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple One

Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple One

14. St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.

St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.

15. One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her ‘Born This Way’ album

One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her ‘Born This Way’ album

16. Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments…sound familiar?

Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments…sound familiar?

17. Lenny’s musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars: https://youtu.be/RC34ZcDiCag

Lenny’s musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars: https://youtu.be/RC34ZcDiCag
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