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Chris Brown vs. Ciara – Pop Clash

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Chris Brown is on a roll lately, as his latest single ‘Fine China’ has won our Pop Clash competition for the third week in a row! First, Team Breezy beat out Justin Bieber lovers in our fan-voted poll, and this past week, Brown’s ‘Fine China’ completely dominated over Selena Gomez‘s first single of 2013, ‘Come & Get It.’

While Brown was able to overcome his pop competitors, how will he stack up against a fellow R&B artist? We’ll be anxiously awaiting to see if all of you Breezy fans out there can keep up the momentum for his third round against Ciara‘s ‘Body Party,’ off of the songbird’s forthcoming, self-titled album.

Although ‘Fine China’ starts out with heavy electro elements, do not be fooled. The pace of the song quickly changes into something much lighter and smoother, as Brown returns to the straight-up R&B style that ended up winning him a Grammy. But his track has lots of layers too, combining funky strings, classical sections and digitized beats to create one of Brown’s most interesting listens to date. He even channels Michael Jackson on the song, throwing in some of the King of Pop’s signature scat-like sounds.

Meanwhile, Ciara is turning up the sex appeal to 11 on her new single, ‘Body Party.’ A bonafide bedroom ballad, the songstress plays with her pitch on ‘Body Party,’ cooing glass-shattering lines like, “Now it’s just me on you / Your body’s my party, let’s get it started, ooh,” before she quickly changes it up to a deeper, sultrier register as she sings, “Boy you should know that your love is always on my mind / I’m not gonna fight it, I want it all the time.” The song oozes sex so much, it’s almost too hot for headphones!

So, which tune is doing it for you, and which can you do without? Vote for either Chris Brown’s ‘Fine China’ or Ciara’s ‘Body Party’ below. You can vote once per hour until the poll closes on April 22 at 3PM EST. Happy listening!

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Watch the Chris Brown ‘Fine China’ Video

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Watch the Ciara ‘Body Party’ Lyric Video

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Rules of Pop Clash: The artist and song with the most votes wins, and the winner goes on to face a different challenger the following week. If an artist wins four weeks in a row, they will be retired into the Pop Clash Hall of Fame in order to give others a chance to compete.

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