​R&B Songwriter LaShawn Daniels Dead at 41

He wrote hits for the likes of Lady Gaga & Beyoncé, Destiny's Child, Brandy & Monica, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson
​R&B Songwriter LaShawn Daniels Dead at 41
R&B songwriter LaShawn Daniels has passed away. While details surrounding his death are still unclear, multiple collaborators have taken to social media to share their condolences. Daniels was 41.
 
Daniels was best known as a co-writer on hits for artists like Destiny's Child, Brandy & Monica, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, and Michael Jackson.
 
Amongst his biggest hits were "The Boy Is Mine" (Brandy & Monica), "Telephone" (Beyoncé and Lady Gaga), "He Wasn't Man Enough" (Toni Braxton) and "It's Not Right But It's Okay" (Whitney Houston).
 
Daniels also wrote a number of songs that appeared on Jackson's final album Invincible, including "You Rock My World."
 
He also gets credits on recent Drake albums, on VIEWS track "Redemption" and Scorpion cut "Teenage Fever," for their respective samples of Ray J's "One Wish" and Jennifer Lopez's "If You Had My Love."

Daniels won a Grammy in 2000 for co-writing Destiny's Child "Say My Name." Most recently, he was nominated for his work on Tamar Braxton's song "Love and War." Throughout his career, Daniels also worked on tracks by the likes of Spice Girls, George Michael, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Janet Jackson.
 
See a number of tributes from collaborators and admirers below.