Listen to Nick Jonas Covering Kanye West’s Ballad, ‘Only One’

Nick Jonas, BB38.

Nick Jonas photographed on Oct. 7, 2014 at Jack Studios in New York City.

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Kanye West’s new Paul McCartney-featuring sentimental ballad, “Only One,” has been making an impact on the charts as well as on a number of live performances the hip-hop superstar has been making lately.

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But whether you love it or would rather he just go back to more straightforward rapping, there’s one thing both supporters and detractors can probably agree on: West isn’t a technically superb singer. 

Enter Nick Jonas, who — love him or hate him — surely it can be agreed on, has a solid set of pipes. (Ahem, no, not that pipage.)

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On Sunday Jonas released a cover of Yeezy’s “Only One” and while it might not have the same sort of personal resonance, it’s great to hear the track really belted out and take on a life of its own.  

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