The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

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His Purple Highness performed an eight-minute long set on Saturday Night Live.

Jolie A. Doggett
Nov, 03, 2014

Prince rocked the house during his performance on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 1. Critics are raving about the eight-minute-long set, with Newsday calling his performance "historic, exciting, and one of the more memorable musical guests in recent SNL history."

Despite a slight technical difficulty with Prince's guitar not being plugged in properly, the 56-year-old icon and his band 3rdEyeGirl performed one almost flawless eight minute set, instead of the usual two small performances SNL viewers are accustomed to. Check out their medley of songs from Prince's two new albums Plectrumelectrum and Art Official Age with guest vocalist Lianne La Havas.