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Watch Co Tyrone teenager McVeigh's moving cover of Prince's classic track Purple Rain

A Co Tyrone teenager has performed a moving and heart-warming tribute to music legend Prince who died this week aged 57.

Singer and songwriter McVeigh - who hails from Dungannon - performed a cover of the classic track Purple Rain as a tribute to the US artist.

And the 19-year-old is also in the process of writing his first album, having just started his own YouTube channel.

Speaking about the inspiration for his Prince cover, McVeigh says:

"The world has lost a true icon, a genius, a hero to millions - including myself, he was taken far too soon. I decided to record my version of Purple Rain by Prince."

Prince looks set to claim a double victory in the charts a week after his shock death.

The superstar died aged 57 at his Paisley Park home near Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday after he was found collapsed in a lift.

Within 24 hours of his death, his music had jumped into the Top 10 on the Official Albums Chart - despite much of it not being unavailable on streaming services.

The latest early sales figures provided by the Official Charts Company indicate the pop star is on track to take the number-one spot in both the singles and album charts.

Data from day one indicates the singer's signature 1984 anthem Purple Rain is a strong early contender for the top spot on the Official Singles Chart.

You can follow McVeigh's music here

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