Bruno Mars pays tribute to Little Richard in the High Energy Musical Tribute at the 2021 GRAMMY

Bruno Mars delivered a great tribute to Little Richard. The 35-year-old singer took the stage at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards on Sunday to honor Richard’s life and his incredible musical legacy.

Richard, who entertained audiences for more than seven decades with hits that included “Tutti Frutti,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Lucille,” and “Long Tall Sally,” died of bone cancer on May 9, 2020. He had 87 years.

In her performance at Sunday’s awards show, Mars sang “Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Long Tall Sally.”

Richard was a huge inspiration for Mars, as his father used to perform the legend’s music during Mars’ childhood. The “24K Magic” singer paid tribute to Richard on social media after his death. “I love you, Little Richard,” he wrote on May 9.

As for Mars, he recently revealed that he has new music on the way. He shared with fans in February that he had teamed up with Anderson Paak for a new band called Silk Sonic. His first song, “Leave the Door Open”, came out last week.

The last album Mars released was 24K magic, which was released in November 2016. The LP, which was his third, featured the hits “24K Magic”, “That’s what I like” and the remix of “Finesse” with Cardi. The album won seven GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year and Best R&B Album.

When the GRAMMY nominations were announced in November, Mars scoffed at their lack of winks and new music. “If you don’t release music, you can’t lose any Grammys. #ThinkAboutIt,” he wrote.

See more about Mars in the video below.

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