The Good & the Bad: 8 Musical Tributes Worth Remembering

Too often than not, singers pay tribute to other singers, both past and present, in order to show their admiration for their work. Here are eight of the best (and worst) performances we'll always remember:

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1. Tributes: Madonna/Prince

Most recently, Madonna paid tribute to the late Prince at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. The highly-anticipated tribute didn't quite deliver as expected, however. Many of Prince's die-hard fans thought he deserved more, and that Madonna's renditions just didn't do his brilliance justice.

2. Tributes: Jennifer Hudson/Whitney Houston

Only a voice as powerful as Jennifer Hudson's could accurately pay homage to the late Whitney Houston. Back in 2012, at the singer's memorial service, Hudson belted out Houston's classic, "I Will Always Love You."

3. Tributes: Jennifer Lopez/Selena

Last year, Jennifer Lopez took the stage at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards to honor the beloved Selena Quintanilla. After the performance, Lopez was joined on stage by Selena's family members.

4. Tributes: Janet/Michael Jackson

In 2009, Janet Jackson honored her late brother Michael Jackson with an epic VMAs performance we'll never forget.

5. Tributes: Christina Aguilera/Aretha Franklin

In 2011, Christina Aguilera took the stage alongside Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Florence Welch and Yolanda Adams to honor Aretha Franklin's stellar career. The singers sang some of Franklin's top hits for the Grammys performance, as a "get well" card for the legend who had just fallen ill.

6. Tributes: Demi Lovato/Lionel Richie

Earlier this year, Demi Lovato took to the Grammys stage with John Legend, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor and Tyrese to honor Lionel Richie for all of his musical accomplishments. 

7. Tributes: Miguel/David Bowie

To honor the late David Bowie, Miguel belted out an acoustic cover of "Space Oddity" at a Los Angeles club.

8. Tributes: Juan Gabriel/Celia Cruz

One legend to another: Juan Gabriel rocked the stage to "Tu Voz" to pay homage to the late Celia Cruz