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The year of 2019 brought about a lot of dope music, R&B included. Some of R&B’s best music of the year came in the form of collaborations. From Daniel Caesar and Brandy to H.E.R. and YG, take a look at some of R&B’s hottest collaborations of 2019.

“Love Again” by Daniel Caesar ft. Brandy

Daniel Caesar & Brandy - Love Again (Lyrics)

Follow XeonBeats: Listen to Daniel's new album CASE STUDY 01: [Chorus: Daniel Caesar & Brandy] I wake from my slumber I wish I could call you up Miss how you'd put your love on me Boy, you've got my number Wish I could feel your

Canadian singer Daniel Caesar dropped his single “Love Again ” ft. Brandy in July 0f 2019. “Love Again” derived from Caesar’s sophomore studio album Case Study 01. The song was nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance.” It also peaked at No. 1 of Billboard‘s U.S. Adult R&B Songs chart.

“None of Your Concern” by Jhene Aiko ft. Big Sean

Jhené Aiko - None Of Your Concern (Official Video)

None Of Your Concern #NOYC Music video by Jhené Aiko performing None Of Your Concern. © 2019 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Twenty88 fans were sent into a frenzy when Jhene Aiko dropped her single “None of Your Concern” ft. rapper Big Sean who Aiko was previously in a relationship with. Many of Aiko’s fans took to social media to criticize Sean’s verse, which they felt was insensitive being that Aiko sang about her hurt and pain and being “suicidal” on the single and Sean mainly rapped about sex, which boosted the song’s popularity. “None of Your Concern” peaked at No. 7 on Billboard’s U.S. R&B chart.

“Something Real” by Summer Walker ft. Chris Brown & London On Da Track

Summer Walker, Chris Brown, London On Da Track - Something Real [Official Audio]

Summer Walker, Chris Brown, London On Da Track - Something Real Listen: Spotify: Apple Music: iTunes: Subscribe to Summer Walker - Follow Summer Walker: #SummerWalker #ChrisBrown #SomethingReal #LondonOnDaTrack

After Chris Brown took to social media stating that he wanted to collaborate with R&B newcomer Summer Walker, the two connected and made Brown’s goal come to fruition. Shortly after, Walker released “Something Real” featuring Brown and her producer/boyfriend London On Da Track. “Something Real” landed at No. 19 on Billboard‘s U.S. R&B chart.

“Morning” by Teyana Taylor ft. Kehlani

Teyana Taylor, Kehlani - Morning (Official Video)

???? STREAM MORNING RIGHT HERE: Listen to my new single #WeGotLove I would like to thank my amazing staff for helping Kehlani & I bring da magic for da moanin ✨???????? Director- Teyana @aspiketeyjoint Taylor Executive Producer- The Aunties @theauntiesinc Producer- Princess Mbanuzue @busynocupcakin Story Producer- Courtney Gilbert

Teyana Taylor’s sultry single “Morning” featuring Kehlani was released at the top of November of 2019. Taylor who affectionately refers to herself as Spike T, paying homage to Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee, directed the video which was just as steamy as the song itself, if not even more. “Morning” peaked at No. 23 on Billboard‘s U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

“Racks” by H.E.R.  ft. YBN Cordae

H.E.R. - Racks (Audio) ft. YBN Cordae

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H.E.R.’s “Racks” ft. YBN Cordae derives from H.E.R.’s second compilation album, I Used To Know Her. “Racks” didn’t necessarily peak on any of Billboard‘s charts. However, the single that moves away from H.E.R.’s typical formula is a fan favorite.

“What You Did” by Mahalia ft. Ella Mai

Mahalia - What You Did (feat. Ella Mai)

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Brittish singer Mahalia’s single “What You Did” featuring Ella Mai comes from her sophomore studio album, Love and Compromise. The single featuring the two Brittish singers peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard U.S. R&B chart. It also landed at No. 12 on Billboard‘s U.S. Adult R&B chart.

“Show Me Love Remix” by Alicia Keys ft. 21 Savage

Alicia Keys returned in 2019 with her single “Show Me Love” featuring Miguel that comes from her forthcoming album A.L.I.C.I.A. The song followed Keys’ release of her loose single “Raise A Man.” “Show Me Love” peaked at No. 41 on Billboard‘s U.S. R&B chart. After releasing the original song Keys released the official remix featuring 21 Savage, which became a fan favorite.

“Shea Butter Baby” by Ari Lennox ft. J. Cole

Ari Lennox, J. Cole - Shea Butter Baby (Official Music Video)

"Shea Butter Baby" Out Now: Directed by Bennett Johnson Subscribe For More: See Ari Lennox on Tour: Follow Ari Lennox: #AriLennox #JCole #SheaButterBaby Shea Butter Baby Shea Butter, baby Fuckin' up your pillow Touch me, take me Kiss me love me, impress me Pull up,

Dreamville’s first lady Ari Lennox dropped her single “Shea Butter Baby” featuring her label head and mentor J. Cole which is the title track of her debut album. It was originally released in November of 2018 on the soundtrack of Creed II. In February of 2019, “Shea Butter Baby” was released as a single for Lennox’s debut album. The song which is certified gold peaked at No. 26 on Billboard‘s U.S. Adult R&B Songs chart.

“Slide” by H.E.R. ft. YG

H.E.R. - Slide (Official Video) ft. YG

"Slide" feat. YG Out Now! Follow H.E.R. Follow YG: #HER #Slide #YG

Charting at No. 11 on Billboard‘s U.S. R&B chart, H.E.R.’s single “Slide” featuring YG is an infectious fun song that gives off West Coast vibes. The record was released as a loose single and is currently receiving major radio spins. In the video for the record, H.E.R. pays homage to her hometown Vallejo, California as well as the entire Bay Area.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.