Beyonce Opens Chime for Change Concert With Sam Cooke Cover (VIDEO)

Beyonce opened her headlining Chime for Change: The Sound of Change Live set on Saturday (June 1) with two classic soul covers. Wearing a black leotard, the “Run the World (Girls)” singer began with Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” and segued into Etta James’ “At Last.” While Beyonce has performed “At Last” in the past, it was her first time taking on the Sam Cooke classic backed by a group of string musicians.

Both songs resonate with the Chime for Change movement, aimed at empowering women everywhere in the globe. Watch Beyonce cover the classics below. Catch her performance of “Grown Woman” here.