Alicia Keys and John Legend are honoring Juneteenth with a Verzuz piano battle. The longtime friends will be squaring off from their respective homes for a night of music, competition, and festivity. The John Legend-Alicia Keys Juneteenth Verzuz battle will celebrate the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in Texas in 1865, two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Keys and Legend’s dueling piano battle is the latest battle in Verzuz’s at-home series, but if you’ve never tuned in, you probably have some questions about how to watch. What time are John Legend and Alicia Keys battling? How can I watch Verzuz TV? Here’s everything you need to know!
WHAT TIME IS THE JOHN LEGEND ALICIA KEYS BATTLE?
John Legend and Alicia Keys will climb behind their eighty-eights tonight, Friday, June 19, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
WHERE CAN I WATCH JOHN LEGEND AND ALICIA KEYS’ BATTLE?
The John Legend v. Alicia Keys piano battle will stream live on the Verzuz Instagram page or on the Verzuz TV site. Afterwards, DJ D-Nice will be hosting a virtual afterparty on his Instagram.
HOW TO WATCH VERZUZ TV
The easiest way to watch Verzuz TV is on Instagram Live. Simple, fun, and most of all, free!
In the past, Verzuz TV has also uploaded recap videos of their battles online the following day, so if you miss the John Legend vs. Alicia Keys battle, you should be able to catch the highlights on YouTube.
WILL JOHN LEGEND’S NEW CD BE PERFORMED? I WANT TO HEAR “WE WILL NEVER BREAK” AND “U MOVE I MOVE”
John Legend’s piano battle vs Alicia Keys couldn’t have come at a better time. Today, Legend released a new album, “Bigger Love,” filled with soulful love songs and ballads dedicated to his wife, Chrissy Teigen. In just a few hours, “Never Break” (which many fans have mistakenly called “We Will Never Break”) has already become one of the most popular songs, while “I Do” and “U Move, I Move” (ft. Jhené Aiko) have also captivated fans.
Considering that many of the songs on John Legend’s new CD are piano ballads — including “Never Break” — it’s likely that they’ll make an appearance during tonight’s battle. Better learn those “U Move I Move” lyrics ASAP!