The 2016 BET Awards aired last night, and without a doubt, many may have wondered if the cable network would pull off a better tribute to Prince than Billboard had some time ago. Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Sheila E were among the performers who paid tribute to the late musician, with one of the evening’s performances being delivered by Sheila E. Backed by a full band and dancers, Sheila put her all into her performance. He drumming skills are still on point and she even slid across the stage at one point. Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia also participated in the tribute through dance. She was one of Prince’s dancers before marrying the musician in the 9o’s. Sheila E’s performance was one for the ages and one that definitely would have made Prince proud. Meanwhile, Beyoncé beat out Drake, Future, Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown and Rhianna for the Viewers Choice Award for “Formation”. She also won Video Of The Year as well. Bey and Bryson Tiller also tied as top winners of the evening with two wins each. Congratulations Bey! A few weeks ago, Usher released his Young Thug assisted single “No Limit” ahead of his eighth studio effort “Flawed”, which is reportedly scheduled to be released in July. He brought it to the BET stage as well. In Usher’s signature style, he gave the crowd some intricate hip hop choreography along with some sexy innuendo. This single may become one of the big hits of the summer. It’s common knowledge that Alicia Keys is a talented piano player, but she showed the world how talented musician she really is at the BET Awards. Sporting black body suit, red jacket and pineapple headscarf, Keys performed her latest single “In Common”. She played multiple instruments, including piano and acoustic guitar. Her performance was bar none. Maxwell is back. He brought his latest single “Lake By The Ocean” to the BET Awards with a wet performance. Standing under an umbrella, the crooner sang the song under rain graphics. He later transitioned into Prince’s “Nothing Comparers 2 U”. Janelle Monae may have single handedly brought all the Prince tributes to their knees at the 2016 BET Awards. Her high energy performance always impress, but this performance took things to another level. She began with Prince’s song “Delirious” before transitioning to “Kiss”, “Pop Life” and “I Would Die 4 U”, channeling his dance moves throughout. Wearing a white ensemble that transformed into classic Prince outfits, including the iconic booty cut out. Janelle Monae poured her heart into the performance to ensure that it would have been one the singer would have been impressed by.