Kelly Rowland vs. Melanie Fiona – R&B Sound Off
Kelly Rowland is on fire. She not only won last week’s R&B Sound Off against Netta Brielle, but she also is one win away from entering TheDrop.fm’s R&B Sound Off Hall of Fame. Rowland’s ‘Gone’ took 90.87 percent while Brielle’s rendition of SWV‘s ‘Rain’ only received 9.13 percent of the vote.
‘Gone’ is the latest track off Rowland’s new album, ‘Talk a Good Game,’ which debuted last week. Featuring Wiz Khalifa, she sings about leaving a man who doesn’t appreciate her. The track samples 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.
Rowland goes up against Melanie Fiona this week. Her new song, ‘Cold Piece,’ is a bittersweet story of a relationship that she initially thought was a great, but actually turned out to be horrible. The track is the first song off her upcoming third LP.
“No, I never ever met someone / Raised me up like the sun / Until you crashed into my universe / There was nothing there but just one,” she sings.
Will Rowland win again this week and be the next artist to the enter the R&B Sound Off Hall of Fame? Or will Fiona’s sassy track take her title? Vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., July 9, at 10AM ET.
Listen to Kelly Rowland’s ‘Gone’ Feat. Wiz Khalifa
Listen to Melanie Fiona’s ‘Cold Piece’
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.