Official: Ashanti & Keyshia Cole #Verzuz Battle Announced

Published: Friday 4th Dec 2020 by Sam

Buckle up R&B fans! Because two of the genre’s most recognizable names – Ashanti and Keyshia Cole – are set to spar on the next Verzuz battle.

Full story below…

News of the December 12 showdown was announced moments ago and serves as a major coup for the popular platform; which, since its launch, has played host to clashes between the likes of Brandy & Monica, Patti LaBelle & Gladys Knight, and Babyface & Teddy Riley.

Easily two of the most successful R&B acts of the 00s, the ladies possess classics that are forever etched in history.

As such, we’ll be watching! Will you?

If so, who do you think will emerge victorious?

Your thoughts?

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  1. Meme December 4, 2020

    I mean Ashanti only have like 3 memorable songs. Keisha will kill her. These 2 are not a good verzuz pair.

    • Dump It December 4, 2020

      Are you delusional or just smoking crack?
      Ashanti has way more hits in her discography than Keyshia “Ghetto girl” Cole

      • Zeus December 4, 2020

        Fact, MeMe ur a fukin idiot

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) December 4, 2020

      Excuse u. Ashanti had mo top 10 hit than Keshia cole💅🏿💅🏿 Only 3 songs???? Are u live under the rock??? Start from foolish, what’s luv, always on time, memorized, happy, rock with u, rain on me, only u, wonderful, the way I love you and more💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

      • MUSIC HEAD December 4, 2020

        What’s Luv, Always On Time, Mesmerized, Wonderful are not Ashanti’s songs. Those are features and only count as half a hit lol.

    • Lyka December 4, 2020

      Look how uneducated some people are. Some comments should be blocked.

  2. Steven Michael Buss December 4, 2020

    Ashanti >>> Keyshia Cole

  3. REPENT December 4, 2020


  4. MUSIC HEAD December 4, 2020

    Keyshia Cole has had the most hit singles out of the 2 and has probably sold the most records.

    • Zeus December 4, 2020

      Deluded AF. Shant has a damn Grammy! What keyshia got…

  5. MessyBoots December 4, 2020

    This is actually not a bad match up.

    They’re both around the same level except Ashanti is the clear winner in terms of pop crossover success. Her debut album was so colossally HUGE folks actually thought she was a threat to Queen Bey back then. Although she fell off soon after her sophomore release. I think she will rely heavily on her smash collaborations.

    In my opinion, Keyshia has been more consistent overall through at least 4 albums LONG after Ashanti’s brief reign ended. Keyshia debuted in 04 but arguably peaked in 07/08. Plus she has hit collabs w/ Monica and Diddy. Everything from Just Like You still bops. I’d rather listen to a Keyshia playlist in 2020 over Ashanti anyday.

    Basically, dont count my girl Keyshia out yet just b/c Ashsnti outsold her.

    • Musiqlovah December 5, 2020

      Great response!

      People have to Verzuz is what black people think was hot. So looking at hits on the Hot 100 is isn’t exactly where you want to base your opinion. You want to focus on R&B charts, as it is predominantly a measure of black entrance. Truth be told, there are a lot R&B songs that were hit on Hot 100, that didn’t do as well on R&B.

  6. Toto December 4, 2020

    Both of them got people through heartbreak. This Versuz battle is one I will be watching.

  7. Gee December 4, 2020

    Let’s not sleep on either one of them. They both provided the soundtrack to love, and heartbreak in the 00”s.

  8. Navy Gravy December 4, 2020

    I’m HERE for it b*****. I love these two. Keyshia kinda popped up and popped off right around the time Ashanti’s music started to ‘decline’ for lack of better term. Anyway I will be watching

  9. Slim December 4, 2020

    Great match . I think Keyshia Cole got this one though. Ashanti first cd was fire but when bey dropped everyone forgot about her. Keyshia Cole got a few cds full of hits.

  10. Mbeachfella December 4, 2020

    Ashanti gonna murder inc her a**

  11. Your Name December 4, 2020

    Ashantis dated ass music couldn’t hold a candle to Keyshias classics.

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) December 4, 2020

      STFU bish! Ashanti got that GOOD GOOD. Keshia got that poop poop 💩

  12. Paulo December 5, 2020

    This is gonna be interesting. I personally have always enjoyed Keyshia more (first 3 alhums only tho lol) but why do I feel Ashanti might just win

  13. Swifter2020 December 5, 2020

    Ashanti might as well add “I’m Real” and “Ain’t That Funny” to the mix by J-Lo since technically she wrote and sang the songs. #HardFacts

    • Urg December 5, 2020


    • Dop3B0ii December 5, 2020

      Yet she murder inc didn’t give them to her. Wonder why!? She’s a non factor. She’s lucky she’s even getting this exposure.

  14. Section8DaGreat December 5, 2020

    We All know Ashanti is about to tap that A.S.S. 🤣🤣🤣 The people with short term memory loss will be reminded of the princess of hip hop and R&B is.

  15. Keith December 5, 2020

    Ashanti’s biggest hit is Jennifer Lopez’s recording career. Keyshia’s contribution to (low) culture was Frankie & Neffie. If I had to pick one, it would be Ashanti but this seems like a low budget Brandy v. Monica. Wake me when it’s done…

    • D0p3B0ii December 5, 2020

      She wrote two songs out of the hundreds JLO has. It’s sad that’s all Ashanti is known for. Gotta try something better the JLO dragging is old.

  16. Von December 6, 2020

    Keyshia Coles

  17. Yandi December 6, 2020

    “I’m ridin’ wit a girl name Keyshia”

  18. Maisha Brooks December 6, 2020

    I dont think they sang in the same era or at same time so idk. I would say Keyshia Cole and maybe Fantasia would be a good battle.

  19. SHAWNTE PERRYMAN December 6, 2020

    Keisha hands down.😊😊😊😊😊

  20. LaQuincy December 11, 2020

    Rooting for both ladies but if I had to pick 1 I’d pick Cole💯

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