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Watch James Corden Salute Prince’s Unique Artistry

Although The Late Late Show’s Thursday edition had finished taping by the time Prince’s death was confirmed, James Corden still made sure to film a tribute. Above, the host recalls his favorite Purple-tinged memories and explains why he’s going to miss the late music icon. “To be unique in this world is impossible. Almost all art is taken or borrowed from somewhere else, and yet an artist like Prince stands alone,” Corden says in the clip, used to open the show. “At times like this it’s easy to feel incredibly sad, but I feel like today is about celebrating the incredible life that he led and the brilliant songs that he gave us. I’m going to miss not being able to hear his new music, and I will miss not being able to see him live again. But I will always cherish the fact that I got to be in his audience.”

James Corden Salutes Prince’s Unique Artistry