Ashanti & Keyshia's Verzuz battle attracted more than 8.1 MILLION viewers

Despite being 90 minutes late,  8.1 million viewers still tuned in across Instagram, Apple Music, and other streams to watch Ashanti and Keyshia Cole's Verzuz battle. 
Ashanti came prepared. She knew that she will never attract an audience this big and seized the opportunity. 

Right after the 'Verzuz' battle, she released her new single '2:35 (I Want You)' to iTunes and other streaming platforms. As of writing the track sits at #6 on the R&B iTunes chart. If she's smart, she will drop the music video next week and start doing some promo rounds.