Will Usher and Chris Brown face-off in Verzuz battle? Fans say they want none of it as it 'disrespects' Usher
Since the Snoop Dogg and DMX Verzuz Battle last week, it seems many can't get enough of the show and are already imagining future battles with their favorite artists.
Twitter users have hoped for Soulja Boy and Bow Wow and also Ashanti and Keyshia Cole going head-to-head on the Instagram Live battle series founded by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.
Now, next artists deemed to be capable of a worthy battle are Usher and Chris Brown, but some fans want none of it. Several fans think the idea disrespects Usher, especially considering he has been in the music game for longer. "Usher been making music since the 90s," said a fan while another wrote, "Usher not even a debate." Many fans are noting the fact that Usher's 2004 studio album 'Confessions' earned a Diamond certification and Brown doesn't have any. "Chris don’t got a diamond Album, nothing more to talk about here," shared a fan. "Stop playing with Usher.." said one fan, to which another replied, "He could put on Confessions and walk out the room..."
One fan said, "Soooo we are gonna just sit here and compare Chris Autotuned Backflip Brown, to Usher Mic is ALWAYS ON Raymond IV. STAAAAAAAAP!!! Versus is not a dance battle. I'll have to pic Quality over Quantity." Another fan wrote, "@Usher all day!!! Dont get me wrong, Chris is good but @Usher paved the way for Chris." One fan felt the comparison was disrespectful to both the artists saying, "Two completely different eras and style of music. Should never battle each other IMO."
When it comes to Platinum albums, both artists have their fair share. Usher's 'My Way', which released in 1997, earned Platinum certification six times by the RIAA. His '8701' album earned four-times Platinum. Apart from the Diamond certification, his 'Confessions' album earned Platinum five times.
Brown's self-titled debut album earned three-times Platinum certification by the RIAA. His 2007 followup 'Exclusive' earned it three times as well. Among several albums that followed which all earned Platinum certification at least once, both his 2011 LP 'F.A.M.E.' and 2017's 'Heartbreak on a Full Moon' earned him Platinum twice. His only album which hasn't been certified Platinum is 2009's 'Graffiti'.