Jennifer Lopez vs. Tamar Braxton – R&B Sound Off
Congratulations to Fantasia for not only winning this week’s R&B Sound Off but also becoming the next artist to enter the R&B Sound Off Hall of Fame. Her song, ‘Supernatural Love,’ featuring Big K.R.I.T., took 68.04 percent of the vote and beat Dawn Richard‘s Army, which only received 31.96 percent.
This week’s competitors can’t be anymore different when it comes to their sound, but their latest tracks are perfect for the summer season. Jennifer Lopez, who’s been working hard in the studio, has just released ‘Live It Up,’ her latest single off her forthcoming album. Complete with Spanish and English lyrics, EDM club beats and some Miami flavor, Lopez, along with her choice collaborator Pitbull, gives us yet another club banger that will heat up the dance floor.
“I hit the spotlight / All night, ready to go / Give you a hard night, so tight / Ready to blow,” she chants in a cheerleader-like fashion before the chorus.
Meanwhile, Tamar Braxton takes a laid-back and chill approach with ‘The One,’ the new single off, ‘Love and War,’ releasing this summer. Sampling Mtume’s ‘Juicy Fruit,’ Braxton expresses how much she loves her man (aka husband and producer Vincent Herbert) on this smooth track.“I don’t need no one ,baby / Without you I’m incomplete / My love is like the ball / Put it all on me,” she sings.
Will J.Lo’s booty-shaking track win this week? Or will Braxton’s love song be strong enough to move past her competitor? Vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., May 21, at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Live It Up’ Feat. Pitbull
Listen to Tamar Braxton’s ‘The One’
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 TheDrop.fm R&B Sound Off Hall of Fame.