Sam Smith Shares Amazon Original Cover Of Christina Aguilera’s ‘Beautiful’

Smith’s solful rendition of the Linda Perry-penned song leads ‘PROUD,’ Amazon Music’s playlist featuring new music from LGBTQ+ creators.

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Amazon Music has shared Sam Smith’s Amazon Original cover of “Beautiful,” initially made famous by Christina Aguilera and written by songwriter/musician Linda Perry.

Smith brings new meaning to the song with a striking and soulful performance. Buoyed by a shimmering string arrangement, the stripped-down production serves to underline their powerhouse delivery. You can listen to Sam Smith’s “Beautiful” below.

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“I’ve been such a massive fan of Christina’s for as long as I can remember and will never forget the first time I heard “Beautiful” and how personally it spoke to me,” Smith said in a statement. “The song is a true acceptance anthem and continues to inspire me with its important message to never stop celebrating who you are. I’m honored to have the opportunity to offer my rendition.”

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Sam Smith’s Amazon Original leads “PROUD,” Amazon Music’s playlist featuring new music from LGBTQ+ creators. “PROUD” is featured alongside popular Pride Month playlists including “Pride Hits,” “Pride Classics,” and “Orgullo.” Amazon Music will also launch a new “Pride Hits Radio in DJ Mode” station hosted by Mo Heart. The new Pride-themed DJ Mode station highlights the most iconic Pride anthems interspersed with commentary from Mo Heart and interviews with LGBTQ+ artists including Sam Smith, Tove Lo and Big Freedia.

The Amazon Music Pride Month celebration will also present a series of livestreamed events airing on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch. Big Freedia will make a guest appearance on the weekly Rotation Roundtable on June 21 to further discuss the history of New Orleans bounce, the influence of the LGBTQ+ hip hop community, and share some insights about her forthcoming album, Central City, set for release on June 23. City Sessions will partake in the Pride celebration with a livestreamed rooftop performance featuring Chappell Roan—the latest Breakthrough Artist from Amazon Music.

In addition, The Wondery podcast Queen of Hearts, an audio-first dating game show hosted by drag-queen extraordinaire Jujubee (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dragnificent), will be returning for Seasons 3 and 4, releasing early and ad-free starting on June 13 on Amazon Music and Wondery+, and everywhere you get your podcasts on June 20. Prime members can listen to new episodes ad-free on Amazon Music.

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