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Chris Cornell covers 'Nothing Compares 2 U' in tribute to Prince

The Soundgarden frontman recorded the cover in the wake of Prince's death.

Chris Cornell has shared an acoustic cover of Prince’s seminal song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ in tribute to the late music icon.

The Soundgarden frontman uploaded his powerful rendition of the track - famously covered by Sinéad O'Connor in 1990 - to YouTube last night immediately after news of Prince’s death broke.

Accompanying the audio, Cornell paid tribute to Prince’s genius calling him an “unequalled artist” who has “given all of our lives so much inspiration.”


Chris’s tribute reads:

 “Prince’s music is the soundtrack to the soulful and beautiful universe he created, and we have all been privileged to be part of that amazing world.

“I performed his song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ for the first time a couple months ago. It has a timeless relevance for me and practically everyone I know.

“Sadly, now his own lyrics in this song could not be more relevant than at this moment, and I sing them now in reverence as I pay tribute to this unequalled artist who has given all of our lives so much inspiration and made the world so much more interesting.

“We will miss you Prince!!!”

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