A Canadian teen just got a huge shout out from one of the biggest singer-songwriters of all time.
Emma Stevens, a 16-year-old student in Nova Scotia, went viral in April, thanks to her cover of the The Beatles' "Blackbird."
See her rendition below:
Stevens' cover of the song is entirely in Mi'kmaq, an Indigenous language spoken by fewer than 10,000 people.
That video caught the attention of Sir Paul McCartney.
To see what the legendary Beatle had to say about the song, get the full story below:
Mi'kmaq Blackbird singer gets huge shoutout from Paul McCartney https://t.co/FpnbrLP7jw— CBC Indigenous (@CBCIndigenous) June 3, 2019
“There’s an incredible version done by a Canadian girl. See it on YouTube; it’s in her native language,” McCartney said in a video shared on Twitter. https://t.co/fhujsUZJlX— Global Halifax (@globalhalifax) June 3, 2019
'It's really cool': Paul McCartney praises Mi'kmaw teen's 'Blackbird' cover https://t.co/y7b1Vt0UD1— CTV Atlantic (@CTVAtlantic) June 3, 2019
What's Up With Paul McCartney — In 2 Quick Minutes
When Emma Stevens recorded her school's stunning Mi'kmaq rendition of Blackbird, all she wanted was for Paul McCartney to hear it — and now she has her wish! Check it out: https://t.co/DdR6uNsv2W #TheBeatles #blackbird @EskasoniFN @PaulMcCartney— q (@cbcradioq) June 3, 2019
Paul McCartney praises Canadian teenager's Mi'kmaq cover of 'Blackbird' https://t.co/Hwvty8s69Y— CTV News (@CTVNews) June 3, 2019
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“There’s an incredible version [of Blackbird] done by a Canadian girl... it’s in her native language,” Paul McCartney said during a performance. https://t.co/oajlxfQEng— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) June 3, 2019
The Internet Is Full of Feelings
A viral video of a Cape Breton teen singing the Beatles' classic Blackbird in her native Mi'kmaq now has the official nod from Paul McCartney. https://t.co/cy0XWUG0gx— CBC Radio (@cbcradio) June 3, 2019
Paul McCartney applauds N.S. student’s Mi’kmaq cover of ‘Blackbird’ https://t.co/z8i5cbPwO8— HuffPost Canada (@HuffPostCanada) June 3, 2019
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