Purple Rain wins at the AMA's: Watch Tyka Nelson's emotional acceptance speech

The award will be kept at Paisley Park.
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Tyka Nelson at the AMA's Sunday

Tyka Nelson at the AMA's Sunday

The winner for Best Soundtrack at Sunday's American Music Awards went to none other than our hometown hero, Prince.

His iconic 1984 album Purple Rain beat out two other nominees (Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Suicide Squad:The Album), and Prince's sister Tyka Nelson accepted the award on his behalf, giving a speech that brought tears to the room.

"Prince defied the odds," Nelson said. "A black teen from Minnesota ... he had the courage to be different. With his vision and God-given talent, he is still one of the world's most respected and loved artists."

Watch the acceptance speech:

(Note: ABC has the full awards show available online if you have a log-in, but doesn't have Tyka Nelson's speech available as an individual clip.)

Fans across the world mourned Prince's passing in April – and subsequently bought a ton of his albums. So Purple Rain's recent chart success made the album eligible for the award this year, even though it already won AMA 31 years ago, City Pages said.

Nelson said the family will keep the AMA at Paisley Park.

“Until we see you again. This is for you.”

The win comes just three days before the release of a new Prince greatest hits album, 4Ever.

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