Selena Gomez covers Buju Banton's "Champion"

Pop star Selena Gomez, who has become a tabloid favorite through her on-again-off again romance with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, has covered incarcerated Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton's Champion.

The Selena Gomez version is titled "Walk Like A Champion" and starts with the original chorus from 'Champion' by Buju Banton from his seminal 1995 album 'Til Shiloh. Selena Gomez sings the chorus with the original lyrics for the remainder of the song.

Gomez released her album 'Stars Dance' on Tuesday July 23 and 'Walk Like a Champion' is the second single released off the album.

Banton is serving a 10-year prison sentence in the United States on drug-related charges. 

 

Selena Gomez - Like A Champion

Buju Banton -- Champion

Champion has been sampled by French hip-hop group Suprême NTM who sampled it for their song Pose Ton Gun in 1998, American rapper Eve also sampled it on her Eve of Destruction in 1998, and British producer Sub Focus used it for Soundguy in 2004.

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