The official video, directed by Gil Green, was made available in early January 2009, and featured guest appearances by Tyrese, A. R. Rahman, Dulce Maria, and the winner of an MTV contest. On February 24, 2009, the video premiered on Yahoo! Music and was also added to the iTunes Store for download. The video was re-edited for the Latin American versions of the song, with a separate video for each applicable version.
Several cover versions of the song have been recorded. The most notable version of the song is by Sri-Lankan pop group Gravity, who performed the song live at the 2009 premier music competition "TNL Onstage"", resulting in it soon becoming the most aired track on TNL Radio during the months that followed. Australian Clare Bowditch also included a cover of the song as a bonus track on her 2010 studio album Modern Day Addiction.
The song has also been recorded in three international versions: in Portuguese, with Brazilian singer and actress Negra Li, in Dutch, with Dutch singer Brace, and in Spanish, with Mexican singer/actress/songwriter Dulce María. The rap from the original was removed, and Colby O'Donis' vocals were also removed in favor of the other singers.
The Spanish version was first performed in an event at Mexico, in April 1, 2009. On the next day, it was leaked for airing and on the internet. The Portuguese version was leaked two days before.
On Australian radio stations only, a version features a singing verse sung by Hayley Williams of Paramore replaced Kardinal Offishall's rapping lines.
The music videos in Portuguese, Dutch and Spanish were released at YouTube on June 2, 8 and 9, respectively.
Another version, featuring South Korean BoA, was released in Japan on August 5, 2009 under the title Freedom+2. The version includes BoA's vocals (also in English) in place of Colby O'Donis' and includes the rap by Kardinal Offishall. This version is exactly the same as the original song and as such is not a remix, although there is a Reggae Remix of "Beautiful" with Colby O'Donis and Kardinall Offishall being released on Freedom+2.