John Legend appeared on Nick Cannon’s radio show this week, and teased an exciting collaboration with Alicia Keys. Want to see them battle it out on dueling pianos? Yeah, so do we. And so does John.
John told Nick he would be down for a Verzuz battle against Alicia. In case you don’t know, Verzuz battles are a trend recently started by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, in which musicians virtually battle it out.
John Legend Tells Nick Cannon He’ll Battle Alicia Keys
At about 8:30 in the video above, Nick tells John that a battle between him and Alicia Keys would be “fire,” and John agrees, saying he’d love to do a “dueling pianos” battle. Considering Alicia is married to Swizz Beatz, we’d say there’s a good chance it’ll happen.
“I think we will,” John said of the possible battle. He also praised the trend for featuring producers and writers, rather than just artists. “The producers and writers, what’s so cool about it is, you didn’t maybe know that they produced this song.” He called that “part of the joy and the education” of the series.
Considering both John Legend and Alicia Keys have appeared as coaches on The Voice and pitted their artists against each other in battles and knockouts, it would be fun to see them duke it out themselves. Fingers crossed it happens soon.
Have John And Alicia Ever Performed Together Before?
It wouldn’t be the first time John Legend and Alicia Keys have performed together. In 2014, they joined forces to perform “Let It Be” for the Grammys tribute to the Beatles. They sang and played piano facing each other in the amazing performance.
In 2017, John and Alicia also appeared together on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke: The Series. James challenged them to create catchy jingles for things like Lyft and natural deodorant.
If John and Alicia did a Verzuz battle together, what songs would you want to see them perform? Let us know in the comments!