The special edition of VERZUZ battle series took place on Instagram Live on Friday, Juneteeth between Alicia Keys and John Legend.
The two piano specialists went head to head for an epic showdown, which was the latest in the VERZUZ series curated by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. The pair played their biggest hits (20 each) for more than two hours, including their solo songs and popular features on other artists’ records. The two singers sat behind their pianos in the same room and at other times, they danced and performed along the songs.
The duo also provided background falsetto vocals for each other and spoke on some of their memorable moments, Juneteenth thoughts, and even shouted out Michelle Obama in the chat.
John started off with songs such as ‘So High’ (2004) which appeared on his debut album Get Lifted. He also sang ‘Ordinary People (2004), ‘They Say’ (2005), ‘Heaven Only Knows (2006), and more. Alicia impressed fans with ‘Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down’ (2009), ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ (2003), ‘Unthinkable’, her debut single ‘Fallin’ (2001), ‘Like You’ll Never See Me Again’, ‘Superwoman’, and ‘Girl On Fire’ among others. For those you missed it, you can watch the full replay of the battle below.
John Legend released his latest album Bigger Love on Friday. AK is set to drop her next album ALICIA in the coming months.