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Adele Didn’t Sing A Single Note In Her Perfect Tribute To Prince

Instead, she treated her St. Paul audience to one of his videos

At her concert near Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis, Adele honored the icon with an unusual tribute.

The “Hello” singer kicked off the U.S. leg of her 25 tour last night (July 5) in St. Paul, Minnesota, so naturally she had to pay homage to the late star. But instead of adding to the growing list of Prince covers, Adele decided to let the Purple One speak for himself.

Between the end of her set and her encore, Adele played Prince’s video for “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” for the crowd of 15,000. Originally released in 1994, “Most Beautiful Girl” was Prince's first single after changing his name to that iconic and unpronounceable symbol. Fan-shot video shows the crowd clapping along to the song as the video plays.

Adele certainly has the pipes to handle a Prince tune, but it seems more meaningful that she pointed the spotlight directly at him.