Babyface says his Verzuz against Teddy Riley boosted his popularity on Instagram


Babyface also gained a younger audience after a Verzuz against Teddy Riley

singer recently revealed how his match against helped skyrocket his Instagram popularity. During a chat on Million Dollars Worth of Game podcast on Sunday (August 28), the singer disclosed that his Instagram following rose from 300k to over a million over the night of the Verzuz contest.

“Verzuz was just so powerful I went from 300,000 followers on Instagram to over a million overnight,” he explained. “I remember I went to Walgreens and there was a young girl that said she didn't know my stuff but she was [now] a fan.”

He added that the Verzuz exposed his work to a younger fanbase and prompted him to work with contemporary artists like , , and Sevyn Streeter on his next album, Girls Night Out. “I realized I started reaching a younger crowd and I thought I should do that touches them as well.”

DJ Khaled calls JID's 'The Forever Story' "a beautiful album"

DJ Khaled calls JID’s ‘The Forever Story’ “a beautiful album”

Lizzo disclaims targeting comedian Aries Spears in her 2022 MTV's VMA speech

Lizzo disclaims targeting comedian Aries Spears in her 2022 MTV’s VMA speech