Prince and Jennifer Hudson perform "Nothing Compares 2 U"

Categories: The Purple One
Prince_Jennifer_Hudson.jpg
Apologies. Anything awesome that shows up on YouTube involving Prince tends to get the axe pretty quick, so enjoy this one while it's still available. One of the finest songs the Purple One ever wrote that got popular via another artist -- in this case, Sinead O'Connor -- got a regal treatment last night at Chicago's United Center as part of the second night of his Welcome 2 Chicago series.

Weight Watchers pitchwoman and Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson showed why Prince chose her voice for this rendition of "Nothing Compares 2 U." Because it works.

See Also:
Prince made fans wait an hour for Welcome 2 Chicago encore
Prince debuts afro hairstyle, talks Welcome 2 Chicago on The View

Prince adds Welcome 2 Chicago show supporting ex-Obama staffer Van Jones

If you've heard the smokin' version of the track that shows up on Prince's 1993 compilations The Hits/The B-Sides and The Hits 1, you'll get a sense of what this one's about. Sort of. Instead of a Rosie Gaines as the female lead, we get a "Jenny," who is definitely taller in heels than our gifted frontman.

Even with the limitations of our amateur filmmaker, the brilliance of the rendition of the song shines through. [Via 2Dopeboyz]



And after the eventual takedown of the video, there's still the written words. Here's Greg Kot's excellent look into the meticulous preparation and rehearsal time that led up to these shows. And the obvious: Prince's friends at church miss him when he's busy. Read here.



Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
2 comments
Anne-Marie Wagener
Anne-Marie Wagener

What an amazing song. Prince is one of the best songwriters ever.

Now Trending

Minnesota Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...