Janet Jackson vs. Kelly Rowland – The Boombox Battle
Janet Jackson swept away her competition in last week's The Boombox Battle. With over 95 percent of the fan vote, her opponent, Usher, and his new song, "Chains," were no match for her tune, "Unbreakable."
The title track off her latest No. 1 album of the same name was produced by longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. And while it is a love song, it’s not necessarily for a lover. Instead, this track is dedicated to the fans who have been by her side since the beginning.
“Faithful love that I will always keep first / My heart will never be hurt / Family that walks through fire for me / So I don’t get burnt / Fans and friends chime in / To a love that’s true blue / I dedicate myself to you,” she sings.
Kelly Rowland will try her luck at knocking Janet off The Boombox Battle pedestal with her new track, "Dumb." It's been two years since we've heard anything new from the former Destiny's Child member, but this dance groove proves she's not out of the running. The singer gets her sexy on while showing that she won't let any man walk all over her. While there's no word on whether this will be the lead single off her forthcoming fifth LP, it's nice to know she's back in the game.
"All this booty / That you wanted / Watch you looking / Like you wanna try it / All this booty that you got going on / And if he really want some / I make him treat it like a classic / Make him wanna go to Nascar," she sings.
Who will win this week? Will Janet take the fourth consecutive win and enter The Boombox Hall of Fame again? Or will Kelly's upbeat track make her a winner. Only you can decide. Go vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Janet Jackson's "Unbreakable"
Listen to Kelly Rowland's "Dumb"
Rules of The Boombox Battle
Two artists and their respective songs compete against each other each week. The triumphant artist goes on to compete in the next The Boombox Battle. If an artist wins The Boombox Battle four times consecutively, their song will be honored in The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.