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Beyonce was sick during XO recording

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Apr 08, 2014 | 11:51am EDT

R&B superstar Beyonce was sick when she recorded the vocals for her popular song Xo. The Halo hitmaker reveals the version of the mid-tempo ballad fans have fallen in love with wasn't intended for inclusion on the final cut of her recent self-titled album, because she wasn't pitch perfect during the studio session. She tells Out magazine, "When I recorded XO I was sick with a bad sinus infection. I recorded it in a few minutes just as a demo and decided to keep the vocals." But Beyonce admits XO isn't the only track that features rough cuts of her singing: "I lived with most of the songs for a year and never re-recorded the demo vocals. I really loved the imperfections, so I kept the original demos. I spent the time I'd normally spend on backgrounds and vocal production on getting the music perfect."

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