Sincere Flattery: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas & More Cover Prince Hits

April 21, 2016 By James Dinh

Take a listen to a few re-imagined renditions.


It’s not an easy feat to put your spin on the Purple Wonder.

It’s been a sad day as the music community mourns the loss of the one and only Prince. On Thursday afternoon (April 21), it was announced that the Purple Wonder died in his Paisley Park estate at the tender age of 57.

It’s safe (dare I say – “fact”) that the Purple Wonder left his mark on a brand-new generation of stars. From the obvious influences to the subtle ones, the iconic pop pioneer will be greatly missed. Still, even before his passing, his legacy was acknowledged with a string of cover songs from some of your faves like Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and many, many more.

In honor of Prince’s legacy, BreatheHeavy has rounded up covers of the late singer’s hits for your listening pleasure. Take a look below!

Nick Jonas – “I Would Die 4 You”

Chvrches – “I Would Die 4 You”

Kelly Clarkson – “Purple Rain”

Beyoncé – “Darling Nicki”

Patti Smith – “When Doves Cry”

Mariah Carey – “The Beautiful Ones”

Corinne Bailey Rae – “I Wanna Be Your Lover”

Beck – “1999”

Which is your favorite Prince cover? Sound off in Exhale!