Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds has been R&B personified for nearly four decades. The songwriting crooner is behind some of the genre’s largest hits like Boyz II Men‘s “End of the Road” and Whitney Houston‘s “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” among countless other classics. His work as a producer has been pivotal to the music world as a whole as he has crafted mega works like the soundtracks to Waiting to Exhale, Soul Food and Boomerang. His seemingly effortless brand of musical success has spawned many careers, including Toni Braxton’s. His undisputed pen game has gifted the genre new life time and time again, lots of times in the form of woman-sung power ballads.

With his forthcoming album, Girls Night Out, set to be released on Oct. 21, Babyface is taking his support of women artists to new levels with a roster featuring some of our favorite femme singers like Kehlani, Muni Long, Ari Lennox, Ella Mai and Queen Naija. Unlike some of his past music with women artists, ‘Face worked hand-in-hand with the featured singers. He gave them the opportunity to craft the songs with him to come up with an album that is a purely collaborative night out for the ladies and a sign of showing up for Black women.

In honor of Girls Night Out, here are nine times Babyface showed up for Black women.