Ever since Prince’s untimely death this past April, his surviving family members have been feuding nonstop over rights to his leftover riches and assets and the world has watched as their family has nearly been torn apart over the feud. However, despite their family squabbles, the late singer’s family will allegedly all come together, at least for a little while, at tonight’s American Music Awards.
As previously reported, shortly after Prince’s death, Prince’s full sister, Tyka Nelson, five of their surviving half-siblings, and several other family members have been at war over how to properly divvy up Prince’s remaining fortune, which is rumored to be $150 million.
Although Nelson has been portrayed as an antagonist by some of her half-siblings, new reports claim that Nelson is now playing peacemaker and that she’s orchestrating a trip for the entire family to travel to Los Angeles for this year’s AMAs, which airs tonight, Nov. 20.
For the awards ceremony, Prince earned a posthumous Top Soundtrack nomination for his landmark album Purple Rain, which was originally released back in 1984. Although most might be baffled by the nomination, the nominations are based partially on album sales.
After Prince’s death, Purple Rain shot up the charts and landed at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. So even though the album is three decades old, Prince will now be competing for the award against the likes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Suicide Squad: The Album.
But like many are saying online, we suspect that Prince will likely walk away with a posthumous win, especially if his whole family is going to show up to the ceremony. And we also don’t doubt that producers would do something special for them if they did decide to come together at the awards show.
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