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Dawn Richard, aka D∆WN, evolved from her membership in Danity Kane to become one of the more progressive forces in artful left-field pop and R&B. Prior to mainstream visibility, the New Orleans, Louisiana native -- the daughter of Chocolate Milk percussionist and vocalist Frank Richard -- recorded as Dawn Angeliqué. The independently released contemporary R&B album Been a While (2005), produced while the singer was attending the University of New Orleans and working as a cheerleader for the NBA's New Orleans Hornets, was released around the time she made her first appearance on Making the Band 3. The third edition of that reality series produced Danity Kane, a group that released two Billboard 200-topping albums, Danity Kane (2006) and Welcome to the Dollhouse (2008), prior to splitting. Then, along with Diddy and Kalenna Harper, Richard became one-third of Diddy-Dirty Money, a short-lived group that debuted in 2009, released an album (2010's Last Train to Paris), and then a mixtape (2011's Love Love vs. Hate Love) prior to ending in 2012. Richard continued a solo career that developed during and after the split, reunion, and second split of Danity Kane. Her self-released material was progressive and often conceptual, willfully oblivious to genre restrictions as it twisted R&B, pop, and electronic music with emotive and frequently thrilling results. The Prelude to a Telltale Heart (2011), a mixtape, and Armor On (2012), an EP, preceded her second official album, Goldenheart (2013). Part two of her "heart" trilogy, Blackheart (2015), went farther out and topped Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart. Short-form releases for the Fade to Mind and Local Action labels preceded her fourth proper album, Redemption (2016). ~ Andy Kellman
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  2.   Cali Sun
  3.   86
  4.   Vines (Interlude)
  5.   How I Get It
  6.   Lazarus
  7.   Paint It Blue
  8.   Adderall/Sold (Outerlude)
  9.   Hurricane
  10.   Projection
  11.   Gleaux
  12.   Lilies
  13.   The Louvre
  14.   Black Crimes
  15.   Redemption (Intro)
  16.   Baptize
  17.   Warriors
  18.   Whiteout
  19.   [300]
  20.   Frequency
  21.   Northern Lights
  22.   Black Lipstick
  23.   Bombs
  24.   Hey Nikki
  25.   Tyrants
  26.   Renegades
  27.   Voices
  28.   Love Under Lights
  29.   Wake Up
  30.   The Deep
  31.   Choices
  32.   Swim Free
  33.   Calypso
  34.   Noir (Intro)
  35.   December Sky
  36.   And the Bells
  37.   Tug of War
  38.   Riot
  39.   Goliath
  40.   Return of a Queen
  41.   Intro (In the Hearts Tonight)
  42.   Outro: The Battle
  43.   Faith
  44.   Change
  45.   Save Me from U
  46.   Warfaire
  47.   Heaven
  48.   Van Gogh
  49.   Valhalla (Outro)
  50.   Sands
  51.   Interim (Interlude)
  52.   Phoenix by Aundrea Fimbres
  53.   Castles
  54.   Wynter
  55.   Scripture
  56.   Intro: Call to Hearts
  57.   Break of Dawn
  58.   Billie Jean
  59.   Blow
  60.   Levitate
  61.   Goldenheart
  62.   In Your Eyes
  63.   LA
  64.   Ode To You
  65.   Honest
  66.   Blackheart (Outro)
  67.   Automatic
  68.   Titans (Interlude)
  69.   Pretty Wicked Things

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