Video: Melanie Fiona Covers Sam Cooke’s ‘I Belong to Your Heart’

In honor of Black History Month, Melanie Fiona has decided to pay homage to one of her favorite artists, Sam Cooke, by covering his record “I Belong to Your Heart.” The sultry songstress released a video of her acapella performance, which she explains means more to her than just a song.

“It’s Black History Month and I felt that it was important to tribute one of my favorite black artists,” she explained. “And for those of you who are familiar with my influences and what I love and who I love, Sam Cooke is the man. Sam is the man. […] My dad used to sing this for my mom as he played on the guitar. You’d better still sing this song for mom!”

Check out the Canadian songbird’s rousing tribute and catch her performing the Canadian National Anthem at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game on February 20.