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Billboard Awards Producer Defends Madonna’s Prince Tribute

Organizer Claps Back At Fans Disappointed With Queen of Pop's Inclusion On Tribute Bill

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Prince fans who can’t exactly get into the groove with Queen of Pop Madonna tributing her fellow music royal at this year’s Billboard Music Awards will be sorely disappointed to learn she’s still being billed as the show’s most highly anticipated feature.

According to Mark Bracco, the ceremony’s executive producer, the show will continue as planned despite a viral petition calling for Madge’s removal from any tribute to the fallen icon.  Their efforts, Bracco suggests, were noticed…but disregarded.

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Prince Fans Launch Petition To Stop Madonna’s Billboard Tribute

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Billboard’s planned Prince tribute with Madonna has not impressed certain corners of the late singer’s fanbase.

The Pop queen has been tapped to perform at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and, as at writing, she’s the only act enlisted for the “unmissable” tribute at the May 22nd ceremony.

Angered, a supporter of the Purple one started a petition demanding an amendment to the mono Madge line-up. And it’s gaining traction.

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Gene Simmons Angers Prince Fans: ‘How Pathetic He Killed Himself’

Legendary KISS Rocker Says Icon's Death Was 'A Choice' Due To 'Drugs'

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Not even a month after his controversial spat with legendary rap group N.W.A. over their inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2016 class of inductees, KISS member Gene Simmons has now ruffled the feathers of fans of another legendary act:  Prince.

The late singer, whose sudden and mysterious death in April continues to dominate headlines, has earned many a tribute from fellow celebs and admirers alike.  However, much to the anger of the ‘Purple One’s beloved fan group, the recent stinging comments the aging rocker don’t exactly fall in the category of admiration.

Indeed, despite the absence of an official report on what caused the ‘Purple Rain’ maestro’s demise, Simmons seems sure it was related to drugs and alcohol.  See his damning words below:

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Arsenio Hall & Sinead O’Connor’s $5 Million Feud Heats Up Over Prince’s Death

Irish Singer Suggests Hall Supplied Late Star With Drugs...And That He Is Gay

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Arsenio Hall has slapped the performer Sinead O’Connor with a $5 million lawsuit  for claiming that he may to blame for the death of his good friend Prince.

How? The ‘Nothing Compares To You’ singer/songwriter shocked fans by stepping forward to accuse the talkshow host of supplying Prince with drugs for decades and spiking her drink at a party thrown by Eddie Murphy.

Her allegations then prompted investigators to question all of the late star’s aides and friends including an infuriated Hall who responded by filing the aforementioned lawsuit.

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Prince’s DNA To Be Used To Locate Potential Heirs

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The search for Prince‘s potential heirs is on.

Hit the link below to find out how and why his DNA is being used to locate several children he may have fathered before his untimely passing last month.

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Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Prince Sets Record With 5 Simultaneous Top 10 Entries

Rihanna Retains Top 5 Grip Despite Blockbuster Sales From 'Purple One' & Beyonce

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If you thought the Hot 100 was drenched from ‘Purple Rain’ this week, as late pop icon Prince nabbed 6 entries in the top 30, the Billboard 200 sings a similar tune.

As reported here last week, massive sales that followed the days after his untimely death would place 5 of his albums on the albums’ chart top 10 for this week.  With that tracking week now complete, not only did the singer/songwriter fulfill the prediction, he also landed himself in history books again as the first and only act to place 5 albums in the top 10 concurrently.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, one of the projects – ‘Ultimate’ – sees its first time in the chart’s upper dectet.  As such, his brings his career total to a staggering 19 top 10 projects.  More details below:

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Chart Check [Hot 100]: Prince And Beyonce Dominate Top 30 With Multiple Entries

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This week’s Billboard charts are soaked from ‘Lemonade’ and ‘Purple Rain.’

As we reported here, Grammy winning diva Beyonce entered history books again this week when she saw every song from her latest #1 album, ‘Lemonade,’ debut on the Hot 100.  Landing 5 of the 12 tracks in the top 30, the only act with a more impressive showing would be pop icon Prince.

For, as reported , the ‘Purple Rain’ singer sold nearly 4 million singles and album in the days succeeding his untimely passing.  As the actual date of his death was the end of a Billboard tracking week, some of those sales spilled over into this charting week.  Placing 6 of his legendary tunes in the top 30, his feat is all the more impressive when one considers the extremely limited streaming availability of his catalog.

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