Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Erykah Badu & Jill Scott Streams that TRIPLED After #Verzuz [EUR Video Throwback]

*These #Verzuz battles that were born of quarantine boredom have not only been a blast for stans of the artists, but also for the artists’ streams … and bank accounts.

Jill Scott and Erykah Badu saw their combined streams more than triple following their Instagram Live showdown last Saturday, May 9 (Watch above).

Billboard notes:

The two singer-songwriters collectively pulled 6.7 million U.S. streams on Saturday and Sunday for their total song catalogs, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, compared with a 2.1 million haul for the Thursday and Friday preceding the showdown. Badu and Scott’s livestream drew more than 700,000 attendees at its peak and set a new series viewership record, overtaking the nearly 525,000 who tuned in to see Babyface battle Teddy Riley on April 20.

In this EUR Video Throwback, we’re pulling live performances to celebrate the top 5 streaming tracks from each artist. Badu kicks things off, with her debut single getting the biggest post #Verzuz boost. “On & On” rose to 378,000 streams compared with its 165,000 beforehand, a 129% boost.

“On & On” (378,000, +129%)

“Next Lifetime” (331,000, up 341%)

“Didn’t Cha Know” (260,000, +172%)

“Bag Lady” (216,000, +177%)

“Other Side of The Game” (189,000, +168%)

The highest streams for Jilly from Philly came from “A Long Walk,” which drew 220,000 clicks following the event from 66,000 in the leadup (up 232%).

Rounding out her top 5…

“A Long Walk” (220,000, +232%)

“The Way” (195,000, +195%)

“He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) [188,000, 221.6%]

“Crown Royal” (149,000, +607%)

“Gettin’ in The Way” (129,000, +485%)

BONUS PERFORMANCE:

That time in 2004 when Jill Scott and Erykah Badu performed “You Got Me” together with The Roots for Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in Philly:

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