Janet Jackson vs. Tinashe – The Boombox Battle
August Alsina's fans surely thought he had another win on lock, but Janet Jackson squeezed by and knocked him out of The Boombox Battle with her song, "Unbreakable." Garnering 50.22 percent of the vote in last week's Battle, the pop icon managed to overtake August, who only earned 49.78 percent.
The title track off her latest number one album, "Unbreakable" 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.
Tinashe is Janet's opponent this week with her new song "Player." The first single off her upcoming album, Joyride, the track find her warning a lover that he better keep up with her between the sheets. Chris Brown joins her for an assist and responds with similarly fluid vocals and tells her that she's all he wants. While songs about sex tend be on the slow side, this one has a nice mid-tempo synth groove that will rock your body all night long.
"So you better stay up, player / Yeah, you better keep up, player / Cause tonight is a game-changer / So you better stay up, player," Tinashe sings.
Which of these two Boombox Hall of Famers will win this week? Is it Janet's melodic ode to her fans? Or will Tinashe's dance collab with Breezy take the votes? 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., Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Janet Jackson's "Unbreakable"
Listen to Tinashe's "Player" Feat. Chris Brown
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.
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