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Ashanti vs. Keyshia Cole in R&B ‘Verzuz’ Battle

We are all interested in the battles of all the hitmakers. Who do you think won between Ashanti and Keyshia? And why?

Two of R&B’s most well-loved voices of the 21st century faced off in the latest Verzuz battle tonight (Jan 22), solidifying their impact as over 1.1 million excited viewers tuned in — even after the event was rescheduled twice beforehand.

Keyshia Cole and Ashanti rounded up their top hits as they went head-to-head for a nostalgic evening. Ironically, the “Always On Time” singer actually wound up stepping in front of the screen an hour after the stream went live, but the delayed start shouldn’t come as a surprise to any seasoned Verzuz attendee.

“My sis is on the way. I’ma hold it down for my girl,” assured a calm and collected Ashanti as her DJ played a snippet of a sultry new single she has on the way — holding viewers over until the second guest of honor arrived. Though the last few Verzuz battles have taken place with both artists being present in the same room, this time the set up brought viewers back to the original quarantine-birthed, split-screen set up viewers initially fell in love with (and tuned into en masse). 

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