Official: Brandy & Monica #Verzuz Battle Announced

Published: Saturday 22nd Aug 2020 by Sam

It’s happening!

After much ado, Brandy and Monica will officially be sparring on Verzuz.

Details below…

The news was trumpeted moments ago on the social handles of all involved.

As for when it’ll be going down?

The hotly anticipated duel will broadcast live from Tyler Perry Studios on Monday, August 31 at 8PM EST on the Verzuz Instagram and Apple Music.

Brandy and Monica made history together with their chart-topping blockbuster ‘The Boy Is Mine’ and are widely hailed as the centrepieces of millennial R&B.

With catalogues of classics as colossal as theirs (along with their unique history), this ought to be a must-see! Bring on the celebration!

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  1. Shayla Queen 👑 August 22, 2020

    Monica only has a few notable hits. She cannot compete with B-Rocka.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 22, 2020

      Her biggest and most memorable hit was with and written by Brandy 😂😂😂

      • #WAP August 22, 2020

        And the other hit, angel of mine, was a cover 🤣 hood rat is going to embarrass herself

      • Shayla Queen 👑 August 22, 2020

        And it’s a terrible song too 😂

      • 1988 August 22, 2020

        And Brandy’s biggest hit was with Monica. On period. lol

    • Zion Harris August 22, 2020

      Hot 100 #1 = 3
      Hot 100 top 10 = 10
      R&B #1 = 7

      Hot 100 #1 = 2
      Hot 100 top 10 = 7
      R&B #1 = 3

      • Shayla Queen 👑 August 22, 2020

        But b**** who remembering which songs? Numbers mean nothing when we can’t count more than two of her songs of the top of out heads. One of them being with and written by Brandy 🤣🤣🤣

      • #WAP August 22, 2020

        Numbers mean nothing. Brandys legacy is bigger. Let’s not forget RCA brought in brandy to try to save Monica’s album with “it all belongs to me” 🤣

      • NEEMO August 22, 2020


      • LiyahFan01 August 23, 2020

        Monica has more “hits” on paper than Aaliyah too but who’s still relevant 19 years after her death? Who has more classics? Monica had Clive Davis on her side.

    • Zion August 22, 2020

      Gold = 1
      Platinum = 5
      Multi Platinum = 1

      Gold = 2
      Platinum = 2
      Multi Platinum = 1

      • Shayla Queen 👑 August 22, 2020

        Who tf is Brandon?

      • Gag August 22, 2020

        These fools arguing who’s better and arguing over numbers they don’t know..when there will be over 100k watching to get their life…y’all are really dumb

  2. #WAP August 22, 2020

    So how many times does Monica plan to play “so gone” and “angel of mine”? Brandy will demolish this hood rat.

  3. #WAP August 22, 2020

    Hood rat Monica is already flipping out!! Brandys official announcement says “brandy v Monica” and Monica’s original said the same but she just changed hers to say “Monica v brandy” 🤣

    • K August 22, 2020

      You sound nervous asf going up and down this post Mister ONLY FACTS the power bottom 🤣🤣😭😭 All that talking means you’re definitely not too sure about Ms Brandy’s chances. Now go fleet 🤣🤣

  4. Erica August 22, 2020

    Monica going to when easy

    • K August 22, 2020

      You sound nervous asf going up and down this post Mister ONLY FACTS the power bottom 🤣🤣😭😭 All that talking means you’re definitely not too sure about Ms Brandy’s chances. Now go fleet 🤣🤣

    • K August 22, 2020

      Sorry I meant to post this under WAP AKA Only facts post.

      • Erica August 23, 2020

        Monica has
        before you walk out my life
        It’s just one of those days
        Angel of mine
        Don’t take it personal
        Why I love you so much
        Trust ft Keyshia
        Don’t gotta go home ft fix
        So gone
        Should’ve known better
        For you I will
        Love all over me
        The first night

        Now match that with brandy 😩🤣🤣

        Monica wins & that’s not all of them

      • FOH August 23, 2020

        Brandy has:

        I wanna be down
        Best Friend
        Brokenhearted (BOTH Versions, with and without Wanye from Boyz 2 Men)
        Angel In Disguise
        Have You Ever
        The Cinderella Songs
        Sittin Up in My room

        Shyt… Even The Moesha Song on the opening credits is EPIC ! Youre buggin TF out… and thats not all of Brandys either !

    • K August 23, 2020

      @Erica You’re right girl. My comment was meant for that Brandy fan Only WAP AKA Only bottom.

  5. Erica August 22, 2020

    Y’all must not be from the states brandy has hits from the beginning of her career to full moon that’s it

    Monica has this in the bag!

  6. Shayla Queen 👑 August 22, 2020

    Monica loves being from the gutter, supports murderers, has been married several times and brags about it to y’all in her wack ass song lyrics “I’m too HOOD for you!” yet y’all say she ain’t a hoodrat 🤣🤣🤣

  7. Babydoll August 22, 2020

    Both of them fell off after mid 2000’s. Monica had a minor comeback in 2010 but fell off again. Brandy never quite recovered after Afrodisiac. Yet and still both are still R&B legends in their own right. Brandy’s new album is fabulous and proves that she can keep up with the times in her own way. Monica will likely drop a single after the Verzuz. Give them their flowers instead of dumb stan wars.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 22, 2020

      Give them their flowers? Where? On the graves of their careers? Girl sit it down.

    • NEEMO August 22, 2020





    • IWISHABITCHWOULD August 22, 2020

      There is some real in here! Finally! That negative trolling shyt is old. Well said and absolutely accurate! Just be excited that these 2 icons are about to make history!

    • Hottie500 August 22, 2020

      Truer words have never been spoken. You do know you can be a fan of both right? I am!

    • lilalk August 22, 2020

      Lmao right both of them has beens

  8. Neon August 22, 2020

    Finally – a Versuz WORTH tuning in for! This will be my first one, can’t wait.

    • Neon August 22, 2020

      Always the ones with the negativity that are first to be all up in the comments. Monica has a 25 year old catalogue of hits beyond So Gone and Angel of Mine. Remember “One Of Them Days”, ” Why I Love You So Much”, “Slow Jam”, ” For You I Will”, “Ain’t Nobody”, “Ain’t Gotta Go Home”, “Why Her”, ” Every time Da Beat Drop”, “A Dozen Roses”, “Still Standing”, ” One In a Lifetime”, “Anything To Find You” ???

      • Shayla Queen 👑 August 22, 2020

        No, no one remembers those flops including yourself as you can’t even remember the correct titles. “Don’t Gotta Go Home” being one of them.

      • Gag August 22, 2020

        You’re dumb Shayla Peasant everyone remembers Don’t Take It Personal

      • Neon August 23, 2020

        Thanks for the corrections, both – realized the errors as soon as I’d pressed send. Nevertheless, point still stands – Monica has just as many noteworthy classics as Brandy does.

      • DeanD August 23, 2020

        I’ve never heard of “Ain’t Gotta Go Home”, “Why Her”, ” Every time Da Beat Drop”, “A Dozen Roses”, “Still Standing”, ” One In a Lifetime”, “Anything To Find You” BUT the last Brandy song I remember hearing on the radio is “Right Here (Departed) which is at least a decade old.

      • Neon August 23, 2020

        Dean D – really? Have you even heard of Monica, then?

      • Queen 👸🏾 Missy August 23, 2020

        Put It Down was a R&B/Rap top 10. 2012. Stans will f*** up boiling water. I’m looking forward to both of them.

  9. Shayla Queen 👑 August 22, 2020

    We only here for a Lil’ Kim v Nicki Minaj 🤣🤣🤣 Kim would DECAPITATE that hoee 🤣🤣🤣 Kim dropping bombs 💣 while Nicki dropping “Stupid Hoee” and “Roman Holiday” 🤣🤣🤣

    • #WAP August 22, 2020

      🤣 I’d love a Nicki v Cardi instead. Nicki would be playing all of her pop crap and cardi would be playing hardcore hip hop back to back to back…and Nicki will be playing stupid h_oe and Roman holiday

      • Gag August 22, 2020

        And her verse from Monster and Good Form, and songs from her mixtape that she made $1,000,000 off of before signing a record deal Just to name a few you obsessed Nicki fan

  10. ERIC August 22, 2020

    They need to start with a discussion to clear the air and put their fans in check. It’s gonna get real ugly if they don’t.

    • Interac August 22, 2020

      like a full on therapy session. These Stans need it.

  11. Andee August 22, 2020

    Y’all look dumb arguing because it’s a celebration not a competition.

    • IAMME August 23, 2020


  12. The Money Bag wit W.A.P. 💦 💰 August 22, 2020

    This should be good!!!…

  13. #TheTruth August 22, 2020

    And there go people comparing their careers like they’re the ones cashing in royalties 🙄

    They both have a good career. There’s no need to be b!tching about who did better what.

  14. 1988 August 22, 2020

    I’ll be watching these talented ladies! 🙂 I’ll keep who I want to win to myself. I’ll keep it to myself baby oooooh… haha :p

  15. SladeG August 22, 2020

    Wow I think this will be the biggest one yet

  16. Monica4Life August 22, 2020

    Brandy funky ass p**** is finally about to get washed. Her stans will be humbled as of September 1st. Monica Denise Arnold. An R&B Queen.

  17. Spread legs 🦵 like C@r@na August 22, 2020

    Look: Monica is prettier and light skinned Vocal: Monica sings better, brandy’s vocal is too deep. Crime: brandy Ran off somebody like GTA.< Monica punched brandy’s face. Current status: they both flopped hard.

    • EyeOpine August 22, 2020

      Light skinned does not equate to prettier you racist cûmdump.

      • Spread legs 🦵 like C@r@na August 22, 2020

        @ A:s:s Opine: Why Beyoncé & Rihanna are more successful than other dark skinned chicks Kelly Rowland….. answer me! Don’t tell me coz they f with Jay-Z u dumb dumb c**:dom dumb c:u:nt

      • EyeOpine August 22, 2020

        I always knew you colorist h0es were dumb as rocks. Bîtch we weren’t talking about success, we were talking about being pretty. You can’t even defend your own argument. Stupid cûnt

    • Upper Echelon August 22, 2020

      Ummm Monica is an alto in other words her voice is deep too. When’s the last time you listened to a Monica album? 95? She damn near a tenor now😂

  18. Bluberry August 22, 2020

    Monica has more hits periodt. Her albums ain’t that great but her singles were always popping. Now Brandy had hits too but eventually she stopped making radio friendly music. Brandy albums were better too. Monica’s best album is Miss Thang.

    • Neon August 23, 2020

      Debatable – personally, I think her best album is “The Makings of Me”, followed by ” After The Storm” and “Still Standing”.

      • IAMME August 23, 2020

        My fav monica album was still standing… This is all opinion based.

      • LT August 23, 2020

        My favorite Monica album is After The Storm. Almost every song was it.

      • Neon August 23, 2020

        @IAMME – The Ne-Yo-penned “Stay or Go” is still my song!

      • Neon August 23, 2020

        @LT – I agree. CD2 with “What Part of the Game” feat. Mia X, and the Dark child/LaShawn Daniels-produced “Down 4 Whatever” alone makes that album a classic!

      • Interac August 23, 2020

        I can listen to still standing right through with no skips and she went off on ‘stay or go.’ She vocally murdered that bridge. And the bridge on ‘here I am.’ They sleep on her vocals.

  19. Balenciaga August 22, 2020

    There Versus everyone’s been waiting for. They about to do numbers chile.

  20. BeyIsKing August 22, 2020

    I bet they will get over 500K viewers. Crazy cus their last few albums combined hasn’t sold 500K lmaoooo

    • DeeChyna August 23, 2020

      Neither has The Gift, The Gift Deluxe or Everything Is Luv combined. Your point?

      • Beautiful+One August 23, 2020

        Everything is certified gold. Shut the FVCK up you C_unt

    • city girl August 23, 2020


    • Your Name August 23, 2020

      That’s what happens 25+ years into your career. Both have seen a great amount of sales and success. Isn’t Beyonce struggling herself these days? Be quiet.

  21. Chapman August 23, 2020

    The culture is pleased! I can’t wait for this!

  22. Justin B.M. August 23, 2020

    I love and appreciate them both. There was a time when R&B was popular and on the Billboard 100. Let’s stop tearing our back artist down and pitting the’ against each other (And I’m referring to the younger population). I adore Monica through & through from day 1, but acknowledge Brandy’s talents as well. Don’t diminish who are by saying negative remarks, truly it’s just truly upsetting if we are Black Life Matters, let’s be true to that!

    • IAMME August 23, 2020


  23. Interac August 23, 2020

    1. Over a million people will view
    2. The boy is mine will hit #1 on iTunes
    3. Both artists will see a surge of sales in solo material
    4. Monica will drop a single right after
    5. There will be some sort of Whitney tribute

    I’m excited!!

  24. Erica August 23, 2020

    Monica has
    before you walk out my life
    It’s just one of those days
    Angel of mine
    Don’t take it personal
    Why I love you so much
    Trust ft Keyshia
    Don’t gotta go home ft fix
    So gone
    Should’ve known better
    For you I will
    Love all over me
    The first night

    Now match that with brandy 😩🤣🤣

    Monica wins & that’s not all of them

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 23, 2020

      I Wanna Be Down
      Best Friend
      Sittin’ Up in My Room
      Angel In Disguise
      The Boy Is Mine
      Top of the World
      Have You Ever?
      Almost Doesn’t Count
      U Don’t Know Me (Like U Used To)
      Another Day in Paradise (with Ray J)
      What About Us?
      Talk About Our Love
      Afrodisiac, to name a few…

      Girl bye!

      • Shayla Queen 👑 August 23, 2020

        Most of the songs you mentioned aren’t songs that are or will be considered classics, listened to or remembered. “Everything to Me” being a prime example of some bland ass b*******.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 23, 2020

      You put the same song twice under two different titles, dumbass 🤣🤣🤣

      • Erica August 23, 2020

        Girl suck my p**** 🐱 & “ just one of those days” for “ everything to me”

      • Shayla Queen 👑 August 23, 2020


        Most of the songs you mentioned aren’t songs that are or will be considered classics, listened to or remembered. “Everything to Me” being a prime example of some bland ass b*******.

  25. Hated August 23, 2020

    I’m rocking with Monica because she has more vocal range. Brandy has more vocal runs, but I love Monica’s voice. My favorite Monica songs from now until her beginning are: Me+U, Commitment, Just Right for me, Call my name, Alone in Your Heart, Ocean of Tears, Big Mistake, Without You, Until it’s Gone, Time to Move on, The entire Still Standing album, Everytime the beat drop, A dozen roses, sideline ho, Helll no, So Gone, You Should’ve known better/get it off, knock knock, hurts the most, The boy is mine, The first night, misty blue, angel of mine, for you I will, Why I love you so much, before you walk out of my life, & Don’t take it personal.

    • Hated August 23, 2020

      I’m fair now so I’ll say I like Brandy’s Bye Bipolar, No Tomorrow, Baby Mama, Love Again, Borderline, Rather Be, Put it down, Right here, Long distance, Afrodisiac, what about us?, full moon, Have you ever, top of the world, almost DOESNT count, Everything I do, I wanna be down and sunny day

    • LT August 23, 2020

      Why do y’all keep saying Monica has more range? What notes has Monica hit that Brandy can’t? Brandy can go deeper AND higher than Monica. She also plays around in falsetto range effortlessly. Please provide some examples of Monica having more range because I’m confused….

      • Hated August 23, 2020

        Can Brandy hit those notes like Monica did in Everything to me, hold on with Fred Hammond, You should’ve known better? I’m just saying Monica is known for that range. Brandy is known for control and vocal runs. Brandy is a Saving all my love for you kind of girl and Monica is an I will always love you kind of girl. They both studied in the Whitney Houston School of Music, so what’s tea?

      • LT August 23, 2020

        Ummm yes she can. Monica never hit any Whitney type notes. She’s an ALTO. Brandy could effortlessly hit the notes in “Everything To Me”. As I said, Brandy can hit every note Monica has ever hit throughout her career and then some. Could Monica hit the lows in “Scared of Beautiful” or the highs in “Human”? Monica can barely sustain those long notes she does. Could she ride a beat and stay in pocket like Brandy did on Diddy’s “Thought You Said”? Can she give soft and demure like the vocals on “Rather Be”? I need more examples because….

      • Interac August 23, 2020

        Listen to Monica’s song ‘cry’ in the first verse where she hits Probably her lowest note ever. Also listen to ‘blackberry’ where she kinda sounds like t-boz.

      • Interac August 23, 2020

        You’re crazy talking about Monica not sustaining notes, that’s one of the things monica does best. Check her live performances, she can sustain notes for damn near 30 seconds lol stop it.

      • LT August 23, 2020

        I have Watched some of her live performances! Her rendition of the National Anthem was very bad. Pitchy, flat and off key! The couldn’t sustain the long notes without going flat or losing breath. No shade. I like a lot of Monica’s music but the more range talk is nonsense.

      • Interac August 23, 2020

        So you picked her worst performance to judge lol? There’s an Instagram account called “Monicaperformances” watch the clips and learn.

  26. IAMME August 23, 2020

    this will be iconic.

  27. Ego30$ August 23, 2020

    This will be a easy win for Monica, but I guess I’ll tune in hopefully it won’t f*** up like everything else does when brandy is around. 🙄

  28. Mr. RCW August 23, 2020

    This one will he record breaking I’m sure!!! I’ll be tuning in, but I think Monica will win of popularity alone. Folks really can relate to her. If you go by billboard performances Monica wins again. It’ll be reliving the 90/00/10’s come 8/31/20

    • LT August 23, 2020

      Popularity where? On Instagram? Brandy is a household name. Has been for 26 years regardless of low sales over the years.

  29. truthteller August 23, 2020

    Team Monica all the way. I refuse to support a murderer who makes excuses for their behaviour and plays the victim. I’ll save my sympathy for the children who grew up without a mother.

  30. Kess August 23, 2020

    #teambrandy – her music holds a special place in my heart. Monica is my girl. So is Mya, and Aaliyah was too RIP sweet Angel. This is a celebration of 2 legends who broke barriers and made history! Most of all: they are OURS! We need to show them love while they’re still here. Save the stan wars for Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

  31. HOesha August 23, 2020

    Both have amazing catalogues.

    Brandy’s been getting her flowers lately. Most of the new R&B gals cite her as major influenced & mimic her signature sound.

    It’s Monica that’s underrated to me. Her contribution to R&B music the past 20 something years hasn’t been appreciated.

    I hope Verzuz will bring both Brandy and Monica full circle.

    They deserve!

    • BuddA August 23, 2020


  32. Malissa August 23, 2020

    Fun Facts: Monica’s cousins include Ludacris and Total’s Keisha Epps. Brandy is the cousin of Snoop Dogg and WWE’s Sasha Banks.

  33. Yandi August 23, 2020

    I think Brandy has this one in the bag, y’all. They BOTH have hits, but Brandy has had the bigger career. And, Brandy Norwood is cultural icon for our community. A voice of a generation, easily.

    I Wanna Be Down
    Top of the World
    Broken Hearted
    Best Friend
    Angel in Disguise
    The Boy Is Mine (Duet with Monica)
    You Don’t Know Me (Like You Used To) + Remix
    Almost Doesn’t Count
    Have You Ever
    Sittin’ Up In My Room
    What About Us
    Full Moon
    He Is
    Talk About Our Love
    Who Is She to You
    Right Here (Departed)
    Long Distance
    Put It Down
    Wildest Dreams
    Love Again (ft. Daniel Caesar)
    ALL OF B7

    Unreleased Fire:
    When You Touch Me
    Sweet Nothings
    Silent Night
    Decisions (ft. Ne-yo)
    A Capella (Something’s Missing)
    Magic (Coldplay Cover)
    Let Me Go

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 23, 2020

      Don’t forget Drum Life produced by Timbaland and What Have You Done for Me Lately – two of her best unreleased tracks.

    • Zion August 23, 2020

      Let me go and no such thing as too late should’ve been singles over Wildest dreams from Two Eleven

  34. I said what I said August 23, 2020

    Monica has a better catalogue (HITS FOR DAYZZZ), more #1s and Upper echelon chart numbers, better singer, more notable popular songs, more current and relevant. MONICA hands down. I just hope the fan bases don’t turn it into something UGLY and let it be a celebration.
    If Monica is smart she would drop that new single on Friday before the verzuz. I have already seen her music and videos getting the most traction since they announced the battle.

    • NSN August 23, 2020

      Brandy has THREE back to back classic R&B albums. Never Say Never! Full Moon (touted as the modern R&B Bible)! Afrodisiac! Monica doesn’t have that.

  35. Pchello August 23, 2020

    They love brandy here in SA lol. Like really obsessed. They will be going up for her no doubt.

  36. Minnie August 23, 2020

    As a fan of both I’ll go on record to say they both have very solid catalogues from 1994 – 2004. Somewhere after that they both got lost. Released a bunch of forgettable material that underperformed. Monica bounced back with “Still Standing”— an amazing effort filled with beautiful melodies and vocals. Brandy then came back with a vengeance. “Two Eleven” was a wonderful body of work. That album showed that Brandy still had it and could bring it commercial wise. Monica lost me again with “New Life” a couple good songs but it was a boring, generic listen overall. “Code Red” had a few highlights and Monica tried different things with it, but once again she failed to capture the essence of Monica that made us fall in love with her. “B7” on the other hand is an interesting listen. Brandy showing her muses and copycats that they still can’t do it like her. Unconventional song structures, heavenly harmonies and her signature velvety smooth vocals take us back to the old days while still sounding current. Hopefully Monica’s next effort is fire considering everything she has been through over the past few years. It’s a celebration not a competition. Both ladies have had high highs and low lows but we have to thank God that they’re still here .

    • MsMay August 24, 2020

      Well put

      You can love both!!

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