The next Verzuz battle will be a clash of the soul sisters!
Patti LaBelleandGladys Knightwill face off in a highly-anticipated battle that will be nothing short of iconic. Verzuz TV announced the battle earlier this week, as the Godmother of Soul and the Empress of Soul are expected to go head-to-head in a showdown airing live from The Fillmore in Philadelphia this Sunday (September 13).
“The Master Class we’ve ALL been waiting for! @MsGladysKnight vs. @MsPattiLaBelle 🔥 Live from The Fillmore in Philly this Sunday at 5PM PT/8PM ET,” reads the announcement. “The ultimate #Verzuz! Leave ya church clothes on all Sunday and pull up to the affair of all affairs. Y’all gotta get dressed up in ya Sunday’s best for this one.”
Fans are expecting to hear the legendary divas perform some of their classic hits, including Knight’s “Neither One of Us,” “Midnight Train to Georgia,” and “License to Kill,” as well as LaBelle’s “You Are My Friend,” “On My Own,” and — fingers crossed! — “Lady Marmalade.”
If viewers are lucky, it’s possible the superstars will deliver one of their many collaborations, like 1991’s “Superwoman,” which also features vocals from the phenomenalDionne Warwick.
LaBelle and Knight’s Verzuz battle will follow last week’s groundbreaking 3-hour battle between R&B queensBrandyandMonica, whose face-offset a new record with 6 million total viewerstuning in worldwide.
Verzuz TV was launched in March by music producersTimbalandandSwizz Beatzto provide virtual entertainment for R&B and hip-hop lovers alike stuck inside amid quarantine orders due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Previous battles have includedBabyfacevs.Teddy Riley,Erykah Baduvs.Jill Scott, andSnoop Doggvs.DMX.
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