Maya Rudolph is a talented actress and comedian, but she also has a hidden passion for music. In recent years, she has formed a Prince cover band called Princess, with her friend and fellow comedian Gretchen Lieberum. The duo had its television debut recently on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, with a little help from the show’s house band, The Roots.
The band has been a hit with fans, and Rudolph’s love of Prince’s music is evident in every performance. Rudolph discovered Prince at an impressionable age: She was 9 when an older cousin visited her family with a copy of the 1980 album Dirty Mind in tow.
“I remember dancing in socks, on the rug and on the bed. It was just the jammiest, funkiest, most exciting, interesting. … I’d just never really heard that before,” Rudoloph tells NPR’s Guy Raz
Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band, Princess, is not new. The band has been around for several years, and they have toured extensively. In 2016, Princess performed with The Revolution, Prince’s former backup band.
The performance with The Revolution was a dream come true for Rudolph. She has said that The Revolution is one of her favorite bands, and that she was honored to perform with them.
Rudolph’s passion for music comes from her mother, Minnie Riperton. Riperton was a talented singer-songwriter who released several albums in the 1970s. She is best known for her hit song “Lovin’ You,” which was a posthumous number one hit in 1975.
Riperton died of breast cancer in 1979, when Rudolph was only seven years old. However, her love of music lived on through her daughter. Rudolph has said that her mother’s music was a constant presence in her life, and that it helped her to cope with her mother’s death.
Rudolph began singing when she was a child, and she performed in her high school choir. She also studied music at the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduating from college, Rudolph moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy.
Rudolph is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live.” She was a cast member on the show from 2000 to 2007, and she was known for her impersonations of celebrities such as Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, and Michelle Obama.
In addition to her work on “Saturday Night Live,” Rudolph has also appeared in several films and television shows. She has starred in films such as “Bridesmaids,” “Bridesmaids,” “Inherent Vice,” and “Booksmart.” She has also appeared in television shows such as “Community,” “The Good Place,” and “Big Mouth.”
Rudolph is a talented actress and comedian, but she is also a passionate music lover. Her Prince cover band, Princess, is a tribute to her mother’s love of music. Rudolph has said that performing in the band is a way for her to connect with her mother and to share her love of music with others.
Maya Rudolph’s love of music
Maya Rudolph has a deep love of music. She has said that music is a way for her to express herself and to connect with others. Rudolph has also said that music is a source of joy and comfort for her.
Rudolph’s love of music is evident in her work as an actress and comedian. She has often incorporated music into her performances, and she has also starred in several films and television shows that are about music.
In addition to her work in entertainment, Rudolph is also a passionate advocate for music education. She has worked with several organizations to promote music education in schools and communities.