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Here's Another Reason 'The Color Purple' Star Cynthia Erivo Needs to Be on Your Radar

Erivo slayed her performance of "I'm Here" on Colbert. Sang!

Cynthia Erivo is a force to be reckoned with. The Nigerian-British star will knock your socks off with her sublime portrayal of Celie in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple. The performance has earned Erivo a Tony nomination and the title of “breakout star” of 2016. Watch as she performs Celie’s triumphant closing song, “I’m Here” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night.

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