“Beautiful” is the third single from Akon’s third studio album, Freedom. The song features American pop singer, Colby O’Donis and a rap verse from Canadian rapper, Kardinal Offishall. “Beautiful” was released to radio on January 6, 2009. The song has also been released in other three international versions, with different featured artists replacing both Colby’s vocals and Kardinal’s rapping: in Portuguese with Brazilian singer Negra Li, in Dutch with Dutch singer Brace, and in Spanglish with Mexican singer Dulce María.
The song has also been recorded in three international versions: in Portuguese, with Brazilian singer and actress Negra Li, in Dutch, with Dutch singer Brace, and in Spanglish, with Mexican singer/actress/songwriter Dulce María. The rap from the original was removed, and Colby O’Donis’ vocals were also removed in favor of the other singers.