“Bust Your Windows” (Jazmine Sullivan)
“Customer” (Raheem DeVaughn)
“Heaven Sent” (Keyshia Cole)
“Miss Independent” (Ne-Yo)
“Spotlight” (Jennifer Hudson)
ESSENCE.com Pick: Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent,” written Mikkel S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & Shaffer Smith
Ne-Yo and his writing team know the best way to a woman’s heart—flattery. What single girl didn’t walk a little straighter, hold her head a little higher and smile a little softer when she heard the lyrics “’cause she work like a boss/play like a boss/car and a crib/she ‘bout to pay ‘em both off/and her bills are paid on time”?