Alicia Keys' Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Speech For Prince Perfectly Captures His Greatness

"There are many kings ... but there is only one Prince."

In 2004, music icon Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by fellow singer Alicia Keys. Today, after the sad and shocking news of the artist's death at the age of 57, we're looking back at Keys' touching tribute to one of the music industry's most talented stars.

In a video from the induction ceremony, Keys stands onstage with Big Boi and Andre 3000 of Outkast to present Prince with the honor.

"There are many kings," she began. "But there is only one Prince."

"There is only one man who is so loud who makes you soft, so strong he makes you weak, so honest you feel kind of bashful," she continued. "So bold, he defies you to be subtle and so super bad he makes you feel so super good."

In about three minutes, she manages to capture all the style, talent, creativity, personality and sheer greatness of Prince, an icon who will truly be missed.

Watch the whole tribute above.

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