The 1975, Halsey, Beyonce And More Artists Pay Respects To Prince

22 April 2016, 11:08 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Prince the musician
Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

Artists around the world have posted touching tributes to The Purple One...

The music world was in mourning today as people were coming to terms with the untimely passing of Prince, the iconic musician who died yesterday at the age of 57.

It's hard to put into words the sheer talent and influence that Prince had, but many have valiantly tried. Here are just a few of the (literally) thousands of messages of love, gratitude and respect that have been dedicated to Prince in the last 24 hours.


Frank Ocean: "A vanguard and genius by every metric I know"




Justin Timberlake: "He's somewhere within every song I've ever written"


It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes, 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. "Mommy, who is that singing?" Seems weird but it's true. More than a "once in a lifetime" artist... Just a ONCE IN FOREVER ARTIST. I'm still in shock as I write this and I feel this overwhelming grief. But, we should all turn away from that and HONOR this musician that changed all of our lives, our perspectives, our feeling, our whole being. From another planet? Probably. Royalty, for sure. Us worthy..? Laughable. They say don't meet your idols... That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music... It's beyond that. He's somewhere within every song I've ever written. I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES... #RIPPrince

A photo posted by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) onApr 21, 2016 at 11:04am PDT


Matty Healy / The 1975:




A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) onApr 21, 2016 at 3:00pm PDT


FKA Twigs:


Amandla Stenberg:


Mariah Carey:


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

A photo posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) onApr 21, 2016 at 12:29pm PDT


Alicia Keys:




by tomas tranströmer R.I.P

A photo posted by Lorde (@lordemusic) onApr 21, 2016 at 12:02pm PDT


Harry Styles:


Missy Elliot:


Travis Barker:


Ariana Grande:


an artist who showed true creative freedom and challenged all barriers. there are a million things to say. rip, beautiful.

A photo posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) onApr 21, 2016 at 11:07am PDT