Mariah Carey honored the late Prince on Thursday evening (April 21) during her concert in Paris at the AccorHotels Arena. The diva sang her 1995 song "One Sweet Day"—which originally featured the R&B group Boyz II Men—and had to fight back tears during the performance. Carey prefaced the song by saying: "So it's a very sad day but we remember the life of somebody who will always be treasured." Watch footage of the performance above.
Carey also led the crowd in a moment of silence for the music legend, who passed away unexpectedly in his home recording studio on Thursday in Minneapolis. She said:
"He was a friend to me too and he talked me through some times I really, really needed somebody...he was an incredible person if you didn't ever get to meet him and I'm sure his music touched every single person in here. So, let's have a moment of silence for Prince if we could please."
Musicians from across the industry have offered tributes, condolences and touching words in the wake of Prince's passing. President Obama even issued a statement about the devastating loss. So far, no cause of death has been revealed, although the pop-star was hospitalized last week during a brief bought with influenza. He was 57-years-old.
In case you'd like to celebrate the life of Prince yourself, tune into Fuse tomorrow (Friday, April 22), for a string of Prince music videos throughout the day.