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Kelly Rowland vs. Amel Larrieux – R&B Sound Off

Kelly Rowland Amel Larrieux

After a week of voting, the people have spoken and crowned Kelly Rowland the winner of last week’s R&B Sound Off. Going against her Destiny’s Child sister Beyonce, Rowland’s ‘Gone’ raked in 76.54 percent of the vote while Bey’s ‘Rise Up’ only received 23.46 percent.

‘Gone’ is the latest track off her new album, ‘Talk a Good Game,’ out today (June 18). Featuring Wiz Khalifa, she sings about leaving a man who doesn’t appreciate her. The track features a sample of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Big Yellow Taxi, which also made an appearance on Janet Jackson‘s 1997 track, ‘Got ’til It’s Gone.’

“I cleaned the closets so I’m out of your way / You can have your space / Well, I thought I should write a letter but I thought this would be better / There’s a million ways that I could tell ya / But I would rather show ya / It’s over and I won’t be back no more,” she delivers.

This week, R&B songstress Amel Larrieux and her song, ‘Afraid,’ will go head-to-head with Rowland. The former Groove Theory singer details how her heart skips a beat whenever she sees a particular man walk by. “I want to feel your pulse / Beating inside mine / Want you to press against me / And baby, don’t you die,” she sings on the upbeat ballad.

The track is off her forthcoming project, ‘Ice Cream Everyday,’ which is still a work in progress.

Will Rowland hold on to her R&B Sound Off Crown? Or will Larrieux’s sultry vocals take the win this week? Vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., June 25, at 10AM ET.

Listen to Kelly Rowland’s ‘Gone’ Feat. Wiz Khalifa

Listen to Amel Larrieux’s ‘Afraid’

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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