Editors' Notes Since we gave R&B Now a curatorial and cosmetic makeover in 2019, one artist has stood out: Summer Walker. Starting the year with her single "Girls Need Love"—where Drake hopped on the remix—Summer has achieved much more than an overflowing DM inbox. On 4 October, Summer released her debut album, which juggled a No. 1 position in the US for over four weeks. Summer broke records including the most pre-adds from a female R&B artist on Apple Music and the most-streamed album by a woman R&B artist ever. Reacquaint yourself with 2019’s resident hot girl, Summer, and stay up on the latest and greatest R&B from the past year.