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YouTube singer does perfect cover of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love”

October 26th, 2020

Fifty Shades of Grey was one of the most bestselling novels in the world, and fans were overjoyed when they first heard of the announcement of it getting a movie adaptation.

In 2014, Universal Pictures released an official trailer of the movie, hyping both readers and non-readers alike. Still, one particular feature in the trailer caught the attention of many.

Remember when we fell in love with the trailer’s song?

Most of us could admit to being enchanted with Beyoncé’s remake of her own classic hit, “Crazy In Love.” It was one feature of the trailer that could be described as the “cherry on top,” attracting more viewers and building anticipation all across the globe.

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Instead of the head-bopping, dance version of the song, Beyoncé transformed it into a dark, erotic and sensual melody that fits perfectly with the theme of the novel.

The song itself received a lot of attention on the internet, urging singers to step up and top this updated Beyoncé version.

This is undoubtedly one of the best covers of the song!

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One of the people who attempted to cover the song was a Swedish-Moroccan singer named Sofia Karlberg.

She uploaded her own performance on YouTube only a month after the official trailer was released.

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Her video was able to rack up more than 100 million views on the platform, surpassing the view count of Beyoncé’s official audio upload.

Her cover even appeared in the top 55 on the UK Official Singles Chart, and in the Hot 40 UK.

Her singing had some serious flair!

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Karlberg’s tone sounded brighter than Beyoncé’s, though it perfectly fitted the dark and melancholic ambiance of the backing piano instrumental.

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Her sultry voice was entrancing, and you could listen to her outstanding vocal riffs all day long.

She added a nice touch to her voice by putting sound effects, enhancing both the quality and aesthetics of her recording yet carefully retaining her natural voice.

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Although she looks effortless most of the time, it is impossible not to hear the passion that she puts into her voice.

Additionally, the black and white video effects did a great job of putting a bit of a mysterious element to the entirety of the performance.

The immense attention she got from this performance alone led to her success.

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Karlberg started her YouTube career in 2010 by uploading covers and some self-written songs on the platform.

She already got a few viewers appreciating her music, but ever since she uploaded her “Crazy In Love” cover, her fame just exploded.

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The next cover she uploaded after that was “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, attaining 55 million views.

It was even featured on the third season trailer of the popular TV Series Empire.

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She continued to impress her fans by uploading more covers after her success, allowing her to build a name for herself.

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She signed a record deal with Universal Music which helped her release two original songs.

Today, she has over two million loyal subscribers on her channel and she currently works on writing original music to present to her fans.

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If you love the queen Beyoncé, you will absolutely love this cover!

Be sure to click the link below to watch the whole performance:

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Source: YouTube/Sofia Karlberg

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