Daily Distraction: Watch H.E.R. take on 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

Joel Oliphint

At any major awards show, be it the Oscars or Grammys or Emmys, there's the requisite tribute to lives lost in the last year or so. But at last night's abnormal, socially distant Emmy awards ceremony, the bit took on added weight in a year rife with loss.

As a montage paid homage to longtime legends of the screen (Jerry Stiller, James Lipton, Carl Reiner, Regis Philbin) and artists that left this world way too soon (Naya Rivera, Chadwick Boseman), H.E.R. performed the Sinead O'Connor classic "Nothing Compares 2 U," jumping from piano to guitar and nailing the vocals (despite some sound mixing issues here and there). Give it a watch/listen below.