Did You Miss It? Ne-Yo & Johnta Austin Go Head-to-Head in Live Songwriter Battle

The wake of social distancing has encouraged a number of recording artists to take to social media to showcase their talents and brigade of hits via virtual concerts.

As the acts getting in on that gig increases, so is the number of behind-the-scenes craftsmen doing the same – but upping the ante to a friendly competitive manner.  Over the past couple of days music lovers have been treated to the likes of Hitboy vs. Boi-1da, Sean Garrett vs. The Dream (as we reported here), and more of Urban music’s biggest producers battling for the public to judge who has the best catalog.

The latest to step into the digital ring to duke it out? Ne-Yo vs. Johnta Austin. More inside:

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See the full battle below:

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  1. CDW March 30, 2020


    I gotta give it to Johnta juuuust by a little.
    I think Ne-Yo overdid it w his songs haha

    • Soooo Tru March 30, 2020

      My thoughts exactly. Y so many of your songs and most that weren’t big hits?! Lol

      Other NeYo Options:
      LeToya Luckett- Not Anymore (ladies love that)
      Rihanna- Hate That I Love You
      50 Cent- Baby By Me
      Keri Hilson- Pretty Girl Rock

  2. Gee March 30, 2020

    These men have written, and some cases co-written some great songs that have defined pop music.

  3. ??‍♀️Jazzy Da Bi Asian ??‍♀️Not ? TROLLmine ??‍♀️Nor ? TRASHmine March 30, 2020

    The fact that Johnta has We Belong Together, Dont forget about us and Shake It Off under his belt speaks volumes to the legendary songwriting these two share between them. Good battle guys.

  4. Only Facts March 30, 2020

    “Who and who?” – everyone in 2020

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 30, 2020

      .@DUALIPA’s #FutureNostalgia aiming for 50K+ first week unit sales in the US.


      • Arihanna grande April 1, 2020

        You are a imbecile obsessed with kamilla

  5. Pat March 30, 2020

    Johnta for my personal taste. Both talented

  6. Martaevia La’Wayne March 30, 2020

    That was a lot of fun. Both of them did good! Felt like I was there lol

  7. #Formulation March 30, 2020

    Johnta for my personal taste. Both talented

    Be without you
    We belong together

    Says it all

  8. Jay March 30, 2020

    I wish they both pull out their checkbooks and see who could write me the fattest check…

  9. 1988 March 30, 2020

    We Belong Together…..Johnta Austin wins….that is a bonafide classic, Billboard 14 weeks No. 1. 🙂

  10. Miko March 30, 2020

    So basically a greatest hits from 2005-2008

  11. WRTW? March 30, 2020

    So Mariah ain’t really write them song

  12. Fancy BISH March 30, 2020

    All these songs co-written to tha GAWDS ? They having fun tho ?

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 30, 2020

      .@DUALIPA’s #FutureNostalgia aiming for 50K+ first week unit sales in the US.


      • Fancy BISH March 30, 2020

        And? Your point? ??

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 30, 2020

        Take ur L

        U said she was gonna end Camila

        Time to pull out them receipts.
        I cant wait

      • Fancy BISH March 30, 2020

        I said Cammy can’t sing and she fckd it up, GET IT RIGHT ? I’m always right! ??

      • Fancy BISH March 30, 2020

        Pull out receipts, you not gonna find none on me HOEE…that bish singing My Oh My with Shawn sounding terrible lol…the only thing I SAID was that they sounded like the track at the VMA’s or wherever they were at and they were the best out of the NEW generation that NIGHT…I skated around and said something nice…as I played AZ YET ???

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 30, 2020

        Gurl, why u scared

        U did clownery…. and the clown is gonna come back to bite

      • Fancy BISH March 30, 2020

        I’m sorry, but you are RETARDED lol…sorry!

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 30, 2020

        Ur L is waiting for u

        Dua gonna Camila right?

      • Fancy BISH March 30, 2020

        BISH, Dua’s album is critically acclaimed, you stank heffa hoee heffa hoee heffa HOEE ??? Job done, Warner get to work ?

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

        U will take the L in some few days.

      • Fancy BISH March 31, 2020

        You are the dumbest person I have ever seen ? Nothing but W’s over here you old stank asss hoee ?

  13. Clarks0o0ñ March 30, 2020

    .@DUALIPA’s #FutureNostalgia aiming for 50K+ first week unit sales in the US.


    Is.this ur main pop girl?


    • Arihanna grande April 1, 2020

      SON OF A B.I.T.C.H stop

  14. Bravo!! March 31, 2020

    Johnta Austin won hand down. He has more number ones than Ne-Yo

  15. Tikey March 31, 2020

    Johnta Austin takes it for me.

  16. Tre March 31, 2020

    Such a cool and different type of content to watch.. Perfect for our current way of living. Really enjoyed that…Shout out to both gents..

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