After a series of COVID-related postponements and reschedules, the Verzuz battle between Ashanti and Keyshia Cole is finally going down tonight (Jan. 21). The award-winning R&B superstars will go hit-for-hit, with fans anticipating some of their must-hear classics.
These are the 10 songs the New York and California crooners ‘have’ to perform when they get on the Verzuz stage.
Ashanti’s Top 5 Songs For A Verzuz Battle
Ashanti dominated the early-2000s R&B scene, selling millions of records and collecting Grammys and Billboard awards, among others. Her first two albums, Ashanti (2002) and Chapter II (2003), reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. She’s dropped five studio albums, the last one being 2014’s Braveheart.
In recent years she’s been a successful Hollywood actress and producer in movies and television.
2. “Rock Wit U (Aww Baby)”
3. “Happy” (feat. Ja Rule)
4. “Only U”
5. “Rain On Me” (Ja Rule feat. Ashanti)
Keyshia Cole’s Top 5 Songs For A Verzuz Battle
Keyshia Cole hit the scene in the mid-2000s, billed as the next Mary J. Blige by a lot of fans due to her vulnerable content and ‘hood aesthetic. Her first three albums went platinum, with Just Like You (2008) and A Different Me (2009) peaking at No. 2 on Billboard.
Her last album was 11:11 Reset in 2017, and she’s been starring on several reality TV shows in recent years.
- “I Should Have Cheated”
3. “Let It Go” (feat. Lil Kim + Missy Elliott)
4. “Give It Up To Me” (Sean Paul feat. Keyshia Cole)
5. “Last Night” (Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole)
Barring any last-minute changes, tonight’s Verzuz battle is set to go down at 8 PM ET.