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Fantasia vs. Janelle Monae – R&B Sound Off

Fantasia Janelle Monae

Congratulations Fantasia! Not only did she win this week’s R&B Sound Off, but she also took away Jessie Ware‘s chances of getting that fourth win to enter the R&B Sound Off Hall of Fame.

With 79.11 percent, Fantasia’s ‘Supernatural Love’ blew Ware’s ‘Wildest Moments,’ which only walked away with 20.89 percent of the vote, out of the water.

With a heavy rock rhythm in the background, the ‘American Idol’ alum throws her heart on her sleeve with this edgy soul track. ‘Supernatural Love’ is the latest single off Fantasia’s upcoming album, ‘Side Effects of You,’ which is out today.

“I’m a lady, I’m a woman, I’m a mother, I’m a daughter / But when I’m with you, I have powers / Baby, this how you make me feel,” she sings.

Fantasia might be making a love declaration, but Janelle Monae, this week’s opponent, proclaims female empowerment with her track, ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ From the bassy intro to the funk rhythm, the song, which is off Monae’s upcoming LP, ‘The Electric Lady,’ was inspired by her conversations with soul songstress Erykah Badu, who is also featured on the track. Not only do the two ladies show off their vocal and harmony strengths, but Monae also gives us a bit of spitting on the mic.

“Baby, here comes the freedom song / Too strong we moving on / Baby there’s melody / Show you another way / This joints for fight unknown / Come home and sing your song / But you gotta testify / Because the booty don’t lie,” Badu delivers on her verse.

Will Fantasia remain the R&B Sound Off Queen? Or will Monae’s girl power anthem be strong enough to take the win? Vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., April 30, at 10 a.m. ET.

Listen to Fantasia’s ‘Supernatural Love’ Feat. Big K.R.I.T.

Listen to Janelle Monae’s ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ Feat. Erykah Badu

Rules of R&B Sound Off
Two R&B artists sound off against each other each week. The triumphant artist goes on to compete in the next R&B Sound Off. If an artist wins four straight R&B Sound Offs, the song will be honored as immortal in R&B Sound Off Hall of Fame.

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