Janet Jackson vs. Omi – The Boombox Battle
Her comeback single, “No Sleeep ” has a slow, sultry groove reminiscent of the material on her 1997 album, Velvet Rope. On the track, Janet sings about how she and her guy will always have sleepless nights together because their time in each other's presence is pretty few and far between. This is clearly a great track for anyone in a long distance relationship.
“Forty-eight hours in love / It ought to be a weekend marathon / So you better get ready, my king / Cause I’ma be the queen of insomnia / Stay wide awake / For every moment we spend together / 'Cause every second you’re awake / Feels like forever,” the pop star sings on the second verse.
Her competitor this week is Jamaica's Omi with his summer hit "Cheerleader." With a traditional reggae beat, the song is perfect for the hot temperatures and beach weather. But what makes this one more interesting is the horn section that you hear throughout the song giving the mid-tempo track more depth. The 28-year-old crooner details his love for his lady, staying faithful and thanks her for always supporting him.
"She walks like a model / She grants my wishes / Like a genie in a bottle / Yeah, yeah / 'Cause I'm the wizard of love / And I got the magic wand / All these other girls are tempting / But I'm empty when you're gone," Omi sings.
Will Janet Jackson’s comeback track make you want to vote for her? Or will Omi's lovey dovey reggae vibes get you? Go vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., July 7 at 10AM ET.
Listen to Janet Jackson's "No Sleeep"
Listen to Omi's "Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)"
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.