Skip to main content

At Paisley Park tonight, Prince to appear with protege Judith Hill

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Up-and-coming singer Judith Hill is taking top billing at Paisley Park Saturday night, performing at Prince's studio in Chanhassen just a day after releasing her debut solo album "Back in Time."

Prince announced the performance through Twitter. The show begins at 10 p.m. and has a $10 cover charge.

Prince has been supporting Hill in her efforts to launch a solo career after her years singing backup for the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Elton John. Hill was also featured on NBC’s singing competition show “The Voice."

Prince reportedly learned about Hill when he saw a video clip of her being interviewed on a European TV show and she mentioned that she’d like to work with him.

The two of them began collaborating earlier this year, whenPrince invited Hill to Paisley Park. They worked on the album together and he produced it. It was actually released in March online, in a free giveaway on Live Nation’s e-mail list, MPR's The Current blog notes. "Back in Time" came out Friday through more traditional sources, including iTunes.

The free online release had caused some legal wrangling between Prince and Jolene Cherry, the owner of Hill's former label. Cherry filed a complaint against Prince in March in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

It alleged that Prince pursued Hill, despite her exclusive recording contract with Sony via The Cherry Project, and then damaged prospects for the album by releasing it for free online. The lawsuit has been resolved, Hill told BringMeTheNews.

Working with Prince

So what has it been like for Hill to work with Prince? She told Billboard Prince was very "welcoming," and constantly pushed her to strive for excellence.

"He challenges me to be my best. I like that challenge, because with him, it’s do-or-die on that stage," she said. 

Here's a video Hill posted on YouTube, "Behind the Scenes at Paisley Park."

This embed is invalid

Next Up

University of minnesota sign

U of M gives some students 50% off meals for September after complaints

Students have complained about an array of issues surrounding dining halls.

image

Gallery: Sprawling estate near Superior National Forest listed for $2.9M

The property has been in the same family for over 60 years.

Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 2.51.49 PM

Surgery clinic proposed to replace 111-year-old farmhouse in Eagan

A developer is proposing to transform the remnant farm property.

Hurricane Ian

Why Hurricane Ian could be catastrophic in Florida

Hurricanes are the atmosphere’s biggest show of force and energy, and Hurricane Ian is no exception.

image

Suspect arrested after man and dog shot on St. Paul's East Side

The shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

MissingBemidjiTeenBCA

Bemidji police appeal to find missing teenager

Tahlia Poitra was last seen Wednesday.

PacoAndLime

Crisp & Green owner launches new chain, with 12 MN locations planned

Steele Brands already owns and operates Crisp & Green and Stalk & Spade.

0

New vendor to open at Rosedale Center food hall

POTLUCK Food Hall offers a rotating collection of local restaurants and food retailers.

MadelynHowardMugMonroeCo

Woman charged in drunk driving incident that killed Minnetonka HS alum

Nate Stratton, 20, died from his injuries on Sept. 18.

Related