Alicia Keys and John Legend set to headline special 'Verzuz' battle

Alicia Keys and John Legend set to headline special 'Verzuz' battle
Singer Alicia Keys will go hit-for-hit with John Legend in the online battle series. (File/AFP)
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Updated 14 June 2020

Alicia Keys and John Legend set to headline special 'Verzuz' battle

Alicia Keys and John Legend set to headline special 'Verzuz' battle

DUBAI: R&B singers Alicia Keys and John Legend will go hit-for-hit in the popular Instagram Live battle series, Verzuz on June 19.

“Let’s celebrate Juneteenth with a special edition #Verzuz! @AliciaKeys vs @JohnLegend,” the battle series co-helmed by hip-hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland  announced on Instagram.

Juneteenth is an annual American holiday celebrated on June 19 to commemorate when slaves were told they were “free” on June 19, 1865.

The Verzuz online battle series has taken off during quarantine and has had showdowns between superstars such as Nelly and Ludacris, Lil Jon and T-Pain, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu and many more.

The Alicia Keys vs. John Legend battle is set for Friday, June 19, starting at 8 p.m. ET.