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 October 4, 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.