Ne-Yo and Johntá Austin Entertain Over 40k Fans In Songwriters Battle On IG Live

Mar 30, 2020

A friendly exchange between two songwriting heavyweights in R&B, Ne-Yo and Johntá Austin went head-to-head on Sunday night (29th March) on IG Live. Purely for the fans and for the culture, they both showed mutual respect and love for one another during the almost two hour battle to see who comes out top – decided by the listeners. Spoiling their audience with nothing but classics, it was obvious why they boast five Grammy Awards between them.

Hip-hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland put the clash together following an edition the previous night where Sean Garrett and The Dream took center stage. Johntá took to Twitter to lay out the rules ahead of time following the some what confusing exchange Sean Garrett and The Dream shared the night before. And the accomplished writers kept things on track during the live broadcast to roughly 40,000 listeners.

Ne-Yo’s writing credits range from Beyoncé to Rihanna with hits such as ”Irreplaceable” and ”Take A Bow”, and even has plenty of his own that he showcased, most notably ”Sexy Love”. Respectively, Johntá Austin displayed his versatility as he played hits he’s penned for Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige as well as rolling back the years with songs he’s blessed for Aaliyah and Tyrese.

It would be crazy for you to go searching for the many songs these two R&B legends have created with their words, so we’ve put together a special Spotify playlist inspired by the Instagram Live battle. Have a listen below.

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