Prince and Beyonce owned the 2004 Grammys.
Their show-opening medley (which you can watch here) was an enormous hit – and if Twitter had existed, it would have been a trending topic well into the next day.
Afterward, Beyonce said she was "in a trance" the entire time, according to the Huffington Post. And Prince had some kind words for her in a later interview, saying he was impressed by her musical knowledge of scales.
The "sky's the limit as to what she could do, because she's so talented," he said. Here's that snippet.
And now 13 years later, Beyonce is writing the foreword to an upcoming book that promises an inside look at Prince the performer.
Prince: A Private View will be out Oct. 17, St. Martin's Press said Monday. The book's description promises "a journey through Prince's extraordinary life," including "some intimate, some candid, some in concert" photos of Prince.
Beyonce will lead things off with the foreword, and Entertainment Weekly got a very short preview snippet:
“Truth be told, the word ‘icon’ only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me.”
That's it right now. You'll have to wait for the book to see what else Beyonce has to say.
Prince: A Private View is being put together by Afshin Shahidi, who met Prince in 1989 and went on to become the musician's photographer and cinematographer. He documented Prince's One Nite Alone (2002) and Musicology (2004) tours, and even shot the private 3121 parties in Los Angeles.
After his death, Beyonce gave some impassioned live performances of Prince's "The Beautiful Ones" and "Purple Rain."