Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson gave such a beautiful tribute to her brother at the AMAs, and we’re in tears

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.

"He had the courage to be different," Nelson said. "With his vision and God-given talent, he’s still one of the world’s most respected and loved artists."

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

"In the words of Prince, with love, honor, and respect, for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases and we all become one being singing one song," she said.

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.

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