Ashanti & Keyshia Cole Top 11 Million Streams After Verzuz Battle

Keyshia Cole and Ashanti The first Verzuz battle of 2021 continued the series’ streak of providing considerable streaming gains for its participants, as Ashanti and Keyshia Cole’s catalog streams swelled after their showdown on Jan. 21. According to MRC Data, the two R&B superstars combined for 11.3 million U.S. on-demand streams on the day of the contest and the following day, which typically also sees high streaming totals as fans relive the highlights for the late-night contests that usually end around 11 PM. ET. The swell was up 178% from their shared 4.1…

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Ashanti and Keyshia Cole Verzuz Canceled, Ashanti Says She Got COVID

  Previously, Keyshia Cole and Ashanti were set to face off in a Verzuz. The battle was anticipated by many but was canceled a couple of hours ahead of time before the two could appear in the same room. Ashanti would go to reveal the reason why the Verzuz was canceled, saying she contracted COVID-19. While on IG Live with Ashanti, Keyshia Cole said, “I don’t really think that people should be down talking about real health pandemic. And it’s a scare that’s going on. We’re just gonna bring it…

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Ashanti and Keyshia Cole Confirmed For the Next ‘Verzuz’ Battle

  Swizz Beatz and Timbaland did what some considered the impossible when they were able to bring Jeezy and Gucci Mane together for the last ‘Verzuz’ battle. Building off of that momentum, the Verzuz series is shifting away from trap music to R&B by matching up Ashanti and Keyshia Cole for the next battle. After teasing a potential battle back in May, the matchup was finally confirmed on Friday. The upcoming showdown will be the fourth women-only Verzuz. Brandy and Monica followed previous pairings between Erykah Badu and Jill Scott,…

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