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Clockwise from top row: Kali Uchis, Tierra Whack, Salaam Remi, Jucifer. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Babyface's gift was "to be able to see what was special in me," says Karyn White, who had hits with the songwriter and producer in the late 1980s. Since then, he has shaped the sound of R&B via a string of collaborations. Here, he performs in 2015 with Ariana Grande, much of whose debut album, Yours Truly, he produced Ringo Chiu/Getty Images hide caption

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Unlike most super producers, Salaam Remi doesn't have an identifiable sound he loans out to various acts. He's better known for mining a sound from each act he works with that, in turn, becomes their signature sound. NPR hide caption

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