Childish Gambino Channels Prince for ‘Redbone’ Performance on ‘Tonight Show’

Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) channeled the legendary pop icon Prince for his sweet, soulful performance of the song “Redbone.”

Glover stood on a darkened stage illuminated by deep red lights and blue lasers, as he crooned in a high, yearning falsetto, mixing in some Al Green soul on the Awaken, My Love!

The album debuted at No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart (dated Dec. 24), moving 72,000 copies in the week ending Dec. 8, according to Nielsen Music. “Redbone” also reached a new peak, re-entering the Hot R&B Songs chart at No. 8 after originally landing on the Dec. 11 chart at No. 11.