Janet Jackson vs. Miguel – The Boombox Battle
Janet Jackson is a winner once again. The singer has come out on top in last week's The Boombox Battle. With over 97 percent of the vote, she blew rising reggae artist Omi's song "Cheerleader" out of the running.
Her comeback single, “No Sleeep,” has a slow, sultry groove reminiscent of the material on her 1997 album, Velvet Rope. On the track, Janet details how she'll have sleepless nights with her man because their time in each other’s presence is pretty few and far between. This is clearly a great song 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.
Miguel will attempt to knock Janet off her pedestal with "NWA." The effort appears on the crooner's third album, Wildheart, and features a guest appearance from West Coast MC Kurupt. Miguel, who gives a nod to the infamous Compton hip-hop group in the title, sings of a lady who has lost her love for the bad boy.
"She just wanna have fun / She just want a wild n----, right now / She just wanna f--- crazy / She just wanna f--- 'til she can't move no more / She don't wanna fall for me, she don't wanna fall for me / But it's too late / We should make her pay for this / We can make her pay for this," Miguel croons on the toe-tapping affair.
Who will win this week? Will it be Janet's moody comeback track or Miguel's ode to the ladies who just want to have fun? Go vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., July 14 at 10AM ET.
Listen to Janet Jackson’s “No Sleeep”
Listen to Miguel's "NWA” Feat. Kurupt
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.