Karen Belz
Updated November 21, 2016

When we lost Prince this year, the world got quiet. Not only was he a legend in the music industry, but he kept such a quiet life that we had no idea that he might have been in pain. Last night at the AMAs, Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson honored him with a tribute that was both beautiful and heartwarming.

Nelson was at the ceremony to accept an award for Prince, as he won the Top Soundtrack category for the re-release of Purple Rain. Interestingly enough, this wasn’t the first time that such an incredible soundtrack dominated this award category — not only did it win a Grammy back in 1985, but it won the American Music Award that same year for best Pop/Rock Album.

Nelson’s speech was powerful, showcasing how much Prince was loved and respected, by both his family and the music industry.

Nelson wrapped up her speech with one incredible statement, quoting Prince himself.

So powerful.

We’re so happy that Purple Rain got one last award, since it’s such an important album to people of all ages. And, we’re also happy that Prince’s award will be placed in his Paisley Park home, right where it belongs.