Beautiful, Loved And Blessed

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Beautiful, Loved And Blessed

3121 album.jpg
from the album 3121
Beautifullovedandblessed single.jpg
promo art for Beautiful, Loved & Blessed
Song details
Performer: Prince feat. Támar; Támar feat. Prince
First Released: 21 February 2006 - Black Sweat single
Album(s): 3121
Writer(s): Prince and Támar Davis (as Támar)
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Beautiful, Loved And Blessed (a.k.a. Beautiful, Loved & Blessed) is the tenth track on Prince’s 31st studio album 3121, and, one month before the album’s release, a version with a slightly different ending was included as the b-side of Black Sweat, the album’s first single. Beautiful, Loved & Blessed was also released as a promo single in the USA (credited to Támar featuring Prince) at around the same time.

A tape photographed in Prince’s vault at Paisley Park Studios lists it as 6 October 2005, confirming the exact date for the recording, but the recording may have been done either at Paisley Park Studios or at Prince’s 3121 Antelo Rd. home studio in Los Angeles.

It is the only track to receive the artist credit "Prince feat. Támar Davis", although they worked on several tracks together in 2005 and 2006, at either Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, or 3121 Antelo Rd. in Los Angeles, California (it was not included on a late 2005 configuration of 3121, but this may be because it was intended for Támar’s use rather than Prince’s). At the time of 3121’s release, the Black Sweat single version of Beautiful, Loved And Blessed (as Beautiful, Loved & Blessed) was also included on Támar’s first album, then titled Beautiful, Loved & Blessed; it was included as the seventh track when the album was later renamed Milk & Honey, with a reprise of the song included as the twelfth and final track on the album.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
6 October 2005 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
3121 Antelo Rd.
Los Angeles, CA, USA (unconfirmed)
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Beautiful, Loved And Blessed 5:43 3121 Studio
Beautiful, Loved And Blessed 5:18 Black Sweat single

Beautiful, Loved & Blessed promo

Alternate a.k.a. Beautiful, Loved & Blessed; slightly alternate ending; also intended for Beautiful, Loved & Blessed album
Beautiful, Loved & Blessed (Edit) 3:12 Beautiful, Loved & Blessed promo Edit
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Beautiful, Loved And Blessed ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast Live 4 February 2006, Saturday Night Live, NBC-TV Studios, GE building (Studio 8H), New York, NY, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Beautiful, Loved & Blessed (Reprise) Remix Mostly instrumental reprise with spoken words by Támar reflecting on recording an album with Prince
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Although Támar’s album Beautiful, Loved & Blessed was ultimately left unreleased (even after being renamed Milk & Honey), Beautiful, Loved And Blessed was intended to appear on both Beautiful, Loved & Blessed and 3121 albums simultaneously, which had not previously occurred with any track Prince had worked on with an associated artist.
  • Beautiful, Loved And Blessed was nominated at the 49th annual Grammy Awards (2007) in the category 'Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals' (which was won by Family Affair by John Legend, Joss Stone and Van Hunt).

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