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

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