The Erykah Badu Verzuz music battle with Jill Scott took place on May 9th at 7pm EST. This was the first battle in the series between two female artists. The Vezuz has battle has been an delightful distraction from the quarantine we are experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Erykah Badu’s and Jill Scott music grew in streaming numbers by over 300 percent.
Of the songs in Badu’s discography, Badu’s most-streamed song was her debut single “On & On” (1996) which grew by 129%. On Scott’s end, “A Long Walk” (2001) received the most spins and rose by 232%.
On top of their songs gaining traction on streaming platforms, Badu and Scott’s magical 3-hour “battle” (which was more of a music appreciation session) garnered over 1 billion impressions. Babyface and Teddy Riley’s Verzuz sessionalso experienced streaming growth .