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BET Awards Prince tribute adds Stevie Wonder


The list of artists preparing to pay tribute to Prince at the Sunday BET Awards just received a high-wattage jolt.

Stevie Wonder will join The Roots, Sheila E. and Janelle Monae and pay homage to the singer during one of the Prince-related performances that will take place throughout the show.

Wonder joined Madonna at last month's Billboard Awards to sing "Purple Rain" at the end of her polarizing tribute.

Also hopping into the performance parade are Young Thug, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Tori Kelly and Beyonce’s rising music duo, Atlanta natives Chloe X Halle.

Previously announced performers include Usher, Future, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Bryson Tiller and Desiigner.

The 16th annual BET Awards will air live from Los Angeles on BET at 8 p.m. Sunday.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.