The Weeknd vs. John Legend & Common – The Boombox Battle
For the second consecutive week, R&B singer the Weeknd wins The Boombox Battle. The Toronto native trounced his opponents Chris Brown and Tyga with a whopping 93 percent of the votes compared to the duo’s 7 percent.
Fans are loving the Weeknd’s seductive ballad “Where You Belong,” which is from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. On the song, the singer describes his sexual fantasies when he’s in the bedroom. “I feel the blood rushing throughout your body / You see the scars painted over my skin / I’m always numb to the topic of loving / I fell in love with the subject of sin,” he croons.
The Weekend’s competitor this week is another R&B and rap tandem. John Legend and Common’s “Glory” has garnered two glorious wins for Best Original Song at the 2015 Golden Globes and Academy Awards. The anthemic tune is featured in the Oscar-nominated Martin Luther King Jr.-inspired drama Selma.
Legend sets the tone singing, “One day, when the glory comes / It will be ours / One day, when the war is won / We will be sure, we will be sure. Glory.” Then Common spits an empowering verse, rapping, “Selma is now / For every man, woman and child / Even Jesus got his crown in front of a crowd / They marched with a torch we are going to run with it now.”
Who will win this week -- the Weeknd’s provocative ballad or will John Legend and Common’s anthem take the torch and run away with all the fan votes? Go vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., March 3, at 10AM ET.
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.