Photographers: Sarah A. Friedman; Anthony Cutajar.
Raheem DeVaughn's first three albums for Jive/Zomba -- The Love Experience (2005), Love Behind the Melody (2008), and The Love & War MasterPeace (2010) -- are summarized on this anthology. It contains each one of the singer's charting singles, including some of the finest mature R&B songs released during the latter half of the 2000s: "You," "Woman," "Customer," "Bulletproof," and "I Don't Care," all of which received a wealth of airplay in the U.S. There's more to DeVaughn's discography than the singles -- all three albums landed in the Top Ten of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart -- but this is a handy and smart introduction that does not skimp on the A-sides. ~ Andy Kellman