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Dawn Richard

New Orleans, Louisiana native Dawn Richard (aka D∆WN), the daughter of Chocolate Milk percussionist and vocalist Frank Richard, released her first contemporary R&B solo material under the name Dawn Angeliqué. The album Been a While, recorded while the singer was attending the University of New Orleans and working as a cheerleader for the NBA's New Orleans Hornets, came out on the Yeah! Brother label in October 2005, 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, she 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. She worked toward the release of the trilogy's finale with singles on the Fade to Mind and Local Action labels and eventually signed to MBK for her fourth proper album. ~ Andy Kellman
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Dawn Richard

  1.   Song
  2.   Cali Sun
  3.   86 by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  4.   Wake Up
  5.   Honest
  6.   Honest
  7.   How I Get It
  8.   Pretty Wicked Things by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  9.   [300] by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  10.   Baptize
  11.   Warfaire by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  12.   Paint It Blue
  13.   Return of a Queen by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  14.   Riot by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  15.   Goliath by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  16.   Northern Lights by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  17.   Gleaux featuring Andrew "Druski" Scott
  18.   In Your Eyes by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  19.   Goldenheart
  20.   Frequency by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  21.   Tug of War by The Fisticuffs
  22.   Break of Dawn by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  23.   In the Hearts Tonight (Intro) by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  24.   Ode To You by Andrew "Druski" Scott
  25.   Intro: Call to Hearts
  26.   Black Lipstick
  27.   Bombs
  28.   Automatic
  29.   Change
  30.   Heaven
  31.   Faith
  32.   Scripture
  33.   Save Me from U Remix]
  34.   Outro: The Battle
  35.   In the Hearts Tonight (Intro)
  36.   Noir (Intro)
  37.   Calypso
  38.   Blow
  39.   Billie Jean
  40.   Adderall/Sold (Outerlude)
  41.   Swim Free
  42.   Titans (Interlude)
  43.   Warriors
  44.   Projection
  45.   Castles
  46.   Phoenix
  47.   Choices
  48.   The Deep
  49.   Blackheart (Outro)
  50.   Original Mix by Dawn
  51.   Deadboy Mix by Dawn

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