Single: Nothing Compares 2 U 2018

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Nothing Compares 2 U


Single details


Released: 19 April 2018 (digital release)
Related album: Originals
Label(s): NPG Records / Warner Bros.
Non-Album track(s):

Nothing Compares 2 U (4:40)
Nothing Compares 2 U (Edit) (4:12)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard R&B Digital Song Sales 5 May 2018 8 1
USA: Billboard Hot R&B Songs 5 May 2018 21 1
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


Nothing Compares 2 U
(Music video)
Nothing Compares 2 U
(1993 promotional single)

Nothing Compares 2 U was the first official posthumous Prince single, released two years after his death. The single contained Prince's original 1984 studio version of Nothing Compares 2 U, a song he gave to The Family for their 1985 album The Family, but which was later covered and made famous by Irish singer Sinead O'Connor.

A digital single was released on 19 April 2018, as a stand-alone single released without prior announcement. An accompanying video was made available at the same time on the official Prince YouTube channel.

A 7" picture disc was made available to order at the same time on the official princehitnrun.com store, in bundles with merchandise bearing the same artwork. A purple vinyl was offered for sale from Minneapolis music store Electric Fetus on 21 April 2018, while a black vinyl version was released on 25 May 2018.

The digital version of the single contained only the full 4:40 version, while the vinyl version also includes a 4:12 edit of the song.

Nothing Compares 2 U was included on Prince’s seventh posthumous album release when it was released in June 2019, but this project is believed to have come later. In retrospect, however, Nothing Compares 2 U can be considered the album’s first single.

A promotional single of Nothing Compares 2 U (with no commercial release) was made available in 1993, but this used the live version of the song from The Hits 1 (also included as the first disc of The Hits / The B-Sides) and different artwork. This single receives a separate single page on our site here.


Track listing
Digital 7"

1. Nothing Compares 2 U (4:40)

Reference:
iTunes: id1372837566 (worldwide)


7" Limited edition

A. Nothing Compares 2 U (Edit Version) (4:12)
B. Nothing Compares 2 U (Full-Length Version) (4:40)

  • Cat #: US: RB7-567338

A. Nothing Compares 2 U (Edit Version) (4:12)
B. Nothing Compares 2 U (Full-Length Version) (4:40)

  • Cat #: EUR: 603497858781
  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.


Other Formats
7"
  • (US: RPD7-567338)

A. Nothing Compares 2 U (Edit Version) (4:12)
B. Nothing Compares 2 U (Full-Length Version) (4:40)

CD Promo

  • (Sweden: No Cat Nr)

A. Nothing Compares 2 U (Radio Edit) (3:30)
B. Nothing Compares 2 U (Original Version) (4:41)


Releases
7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

Worldwide Digital (.mp3) id1372837552 iTunes
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva


References
  • Download Platforms:
iTunes
2015
Free Urself
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 2018
17 Days (Piano Version) Rolling Stone Germany exclusive