Michael Jackson vs. Nicki Minaj — The Boombox Battle
The King of Pop continues his reign by dominating The Boombox Battle against Chris Brown last week. Michael Jackson‘s ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ took 67.51 percent of the voite, leaving CB’s ‘Loyal,’ featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga, with only 32.49 percent.
Written by MJ and legendary pop singer-songwriter Paul Anka, ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ was record in 1983, but received a bit of a refresher with the addition of Justin Timberlake. The song, which delves into the beginnings of a romance and finding that special someone, is the lead single from MJ’s posthumous album, ‘Xscape.’
“Baby, love never felt so good / And I’d die if it ever could / Not like you hold me, hold me… Oh baby, love never felt so fine / And I’d die if it’s ever mine / Not like you’ve hold me, hold me,” Jackson croons.
Nicki Minaj competes against MJ this week with her latest single, ‘Pills N Potions.’ Similar to her stripped-down look, the rapper goes for the same idea on this song, which will be featured on her upcoming LP, ‘The Pink Print.’
Produced by Dr. Luke, Nicki teams up with ‘Pitch Perfect’ star and songwriter Ester Dean to pen a track about a sticking it out in a failed relationship. Relying on minimal slow beats and light strings and keys, Nicki shows a softer side by switching up her usual hard raps and goes for a delicate voice on the hook — something we haven’t seen too much of since her 2010 duet with Drake, ‘Moment For Life.’
“Pills and potions, we’re overdosing / I’m angry but I still love you,” she sings on the hook.
Who will win this week? Will Michael Jackson glide by with his happily in love track and take the third consecutive win? Or will Nicki Minaj’s ethereal bittersweet song woo everyone to vote for her? You’ll be able to vote for your favorite once per hour until the polls shut down on Tues., June 10, at 10AM ET.
Listen to Michael Jackson’s ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ Feat. Justin Timberlake
Listen to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pills N Potions’
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.