Monday night’s (Aug. 31) legendary Verzuz battle between Brandy and Monica was truly one for the books. Aside from breaking every Verzuz record, their songs are racking up in streams.
According to Billboard, the two R&B queens have accumulated 21.9 million U.S. on-demand streams for their song catalogs from the night of their battle through Wednesday (Sep. 2). The singers saw a 248% increase in streams from the three days before the battle.
Monica’s catalog is responsible for 11.2 million of the 21.9 million plays. Her new Lil Baby-assisted single “Trenches” received the most streams with 1.2 million plays in the first three days since it was released.
Brandy’s catalogue received a little under 11 million plays. “Borderline,” her newest single from her seventh studio album B7, accumulated 571,000 on-demand streams.
Aside from plays, the “It All Belongs To Me” singers had the most viewed Verzuz so far. Over six million people tuned in between Instagram and Apple TV to watch the ladies celebrate each other. Additionally, over one million tweets were sent out about the showdown.
Following the epic Live, the two women took to Instagram to honor each other. Monica posted a photo of herself with the former “Moesha” actress and wrote a heartfelt caption about them getting over their beef.
“My Prayers have been said as well as Many of them answered!” she wrote. “Communication & Compassion bridged a gap that not many will understand! I celebrate you @brandy … Your legacy, Music & Catalogue are undeniable!! #B7 Available NOW….”
Brandy also wrote a beautiful message and dedicated “Woman Crush Wednesday” to her former foe. “#WCW @monicadenise. Love your new song with @lilbaby_1 #Trenches!!” she wrote. “Thank you for holding it up in music and never giving up no matter the trials and tribulations you’ve had to face. Proud to stand next to you and to have made profound history with you.”
Check out the Brandy vs. Monica playlist on TIDAL below.