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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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  3.   86 by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  4.   Honest
  5.   Bombs
  6.   Hey Nikki
  7.   Interim (Interlude)
  8.   Paint It Blue
  9.   How I Get It
  10.   Wake Up
  11.   The Deep
  12.   Choices
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  14.   Tug of War by The Fisticuffs
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  17.   Return of a Queen by Andrew "Druski" Scott
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  20.   Automatic
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  26.   Phoenix by Aundrea Fimbres
  27.   Blow
  28.   December Sky
  29.   Break of Dawn by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  30.   Warfaire by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  31.   Frequency by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  32.   Noir (Intro)
  33.   Outro: The Battle
  34.   The Louvre
  35.   Blackheart (Outro)
  36.   Projection
  37.   Titans (Interlude)
  38.   Billie Jean
  39.   Calypso
  40.   Save Me from U
  41.   Wynter
  42.   Levitate
  43.   Pretty Wicked Things by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  44.   Intro (In the Hearts Tonight)
  45.   Riot by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  46.   Sands
  47.   Tyrants
  48.   Lazarus
  49.   Voices
  50.   Black Crimes
  51.   Castles
  52.   And the Bells
  53.   Goldenheart
  54.   In Your Eyes by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  55.   Ode To You by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  56.   Northern Lights by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  57.   Intro: Call to Hearts
  58.   LA
  59.   Valhalla (Outro)
  60.   Redemption (Intro)
  61.   Change
  62.   Faith
  63.   Vines (Interlude)
  64.   Adderall/Sold (Outerlude)
  65.   Whiteout
  66.   [300] by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  67.   Swim Free

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