During a recent stop on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Beyoncé performed a tribute to Detroit. She sang a cover of the Sam Cooke song “A Change is Gonna Come.” A music video of the performance has been released on her official YouTube channel Wednesday.

“This song is dedicated to Detroit,” announced Beyoncé at the show.

The more than two-minute black-and-white video contains footage from her show at The Palace of Auburn Hills and throngs of cheering, adoring fans. The video also features landmarks and icons of the local music history including Bob Seger, Stevie Wonder and Jack White.

Toward the end of the video the words “Nothing stops Detroit” in a neon sign is shown on the screen behind Beyoncé.

The song was timely for Detroiters coming on the heels of the city filing for bankruptcy.

According to, “A 16-time Grammy Award winner, Beyoncé has released four #1 solo albums and sold over 75 million albums worldwide. Billboard named her the Top Female Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist of the 2000s decade. The Recording Industry Association of America also recognized Beyoncé as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s.”

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