Keys and Legend will go up against each other in another edition of the series, with their battle set to take place on June 19. The date is also known as Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the US.
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Let's celebrate Juneteenth with a special edition #Verzuz! @AliciaKeys vs @JohnLegend on the 🎹‼️ Friday, June 19th | 8PM EST
“Let’s celebrate Juneteenth with a special edition,” an Instagram post from the official Verzuz account read. The battle will begin at 8pm EST (1am BST). On his Twitter account, Legend dubbed it a “battle of the pianos”.
Celebrating Juneteenth with a special edition of #Verzuz! It's a battle of the pianos with me vs. @AliciaKeys this Friday, June 19th at 8ET/5PT @verzuzonline pic.twitter.com/uttjPbMKDd
— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 13, 2020
Other battles in the series have seen face-offs including Nelly versus Ludacris, Lil Jon versus T-Pain, and French Montana versus Tory Lanez.
Legend will also release his new album ‘Bigger Love’ on June 19. The follow-up to 2016’s ‘Darkness And Light’ will feature guest appearances from Gary Clark Jr., Jhené Aiko, Koffee, Rapsody and more.
Meanwhile, Keys was one of a number of stars to sign an open letter calling for justice for Ahmaud Arbery. The 25-year-old was shot and killed on February 23 as he went jogging in Brunswick, Georgia. Two men – Gregory McMichael and son Travis – were arrested and charged with Arbery’s murder on May 7, after outrage spread online and in the US media that no action was seen to be taken in the case.