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

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