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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 by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  4.   Hurricane
  5.   Interim (Interlude)
  6.   Bombs
  7.   LA
  8.   Love Under Lights
  9.   Projection
  10.   Ode To You by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  11.   Automatic
  12.   Northern Lights by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  13.   Adderall/Sold (Outerlude)
  14.   Renegades
  15.   Wynter
  16.   Change
  17.   Valhalla (Outro)
  18.   Hey Nikki
  19.   Tyrants
  20.   Voices
  21.   Redemption (Intro)
  22.   Baptize
  23.   Paint It Blue
  24.   How I Get It
  25.   Wake Up
  26.   Blackheart (Outro)
  27.   Warriors
  28.   Titans (Interlude)
  29.   Billie Jean
  30.   Save Me from U
  31.   Whiteout
  32.   Levitate
  33.   Goldenheart
  34.   [300] by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  35.   Frequency by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  36.   Riot by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  37.   Goliath by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  38.   Heaven
  39.   The Deep
  40.   Return of a Queen by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  41.   Sands
  42.   Faith
  43.   Vines (Interlude)
  44.   Black Crimes
  45.   Phoenix by Aundrea Fimbres
  46.   Swim Free
  47.   Blow
  48.   Calypso
  49.   And the Bells
  50.   In Your Eyes by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  51.   Tug of War by The Fisticuffs
  52.   Intro (In the Hearts Tonight)
  53.   Scripture
  54.   Choices
  55.   Break of Dawn by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  56.   Intro: Call to Hearts
  57.   Lazarus
  58.   Honest
  59.   Noir (Intro)
  60.   December Sky
  61.   Pretty Wicked Things by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  62.   Outro: The Battle
  63.   Black Lipstick
  64.   Gleaux featuring Andrew "Druski" Scott
  65.   Van Gogh
  66.   Castles
  67.   Warfaire by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  68.   The Louvre

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