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Adult contemporary R&B singer/songwriter/producer Dwele grew up on Detroit's west side, listening to soul music from Motown visionaries Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye as well as jazz on the radio. Born Andwele Gardner, he began writing songs at the age of ten, after his father was murdered outside his home, and attended Cody High in Detroit. Dwele spent a year studying music at Wayne State but then opted for an informal education, making music at his home while living in Dearborn and working for AAA. His demo tape, 1998's The Rize, made waves around the Motor City, and he spent time collaborating with Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village and Philadelphia rapper Bahamadia. Signed to Virgin on the strength of his songwriting and performance skills, Dwele released Subject in mid-2003 and cemented his appeal with European audiences (he was a favorite on Gilles Peterson's influential Radio 1 program) with a tour that summer. His second album, Some Kinda..., followed in 2005 and reached the Top 10 of the R&B chart. A couple years later, he provided the hook on Kanye West's hit single "Flashing Lights" and signed to Koch/eOne to release Sketches of a Man (2008) and W.ants W.orld W.omen (2010). Both albums maintained the singer's streak of Top Ten R&B albums. Greater Than One (2012), also released on eOne, featured some of his breeziest, most pleasing grooves. ~ John Bush
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  1.   Song
  2.   What's Not To Love?
  3.   Find a Way
  4.   Without You
  5.   Lay It Down
  6.   What Profit
  7.   Old Lovas
  8.   I Think I Love You
  9.   Kick Out of You
  10.   Hold On
  11.   Wake the Baby
  12.   Weekend Love
  13.   Let Your Hair Down
  14.   Money Don't Mean a Thing
  15.   Some Kinda
  16.   Truth
  17.   Know Your Name
  18.   Day at a Time
  19.   A Pimp's Dream
  20.   Sho Ya Right
  21.   Subject
  22.   Brandi
  23.   Flapjacks
  24.   I'm Cheatin'
  25.   Keep On by Slum Village
  26.   Greater Than One Less Than Three
  27.   Obey
  28.   Spiritual
  29.   You Won't Be Lonely
  30.   Five Dolla Mic
  31.   Feels So Good
  32.   Sketches Of A Man (Intro)
  33.   My Lova/Movement
  34.   Dim the Lights
  35.   A.N.G.E.L. (Interlude)
  36.   She's A Star
  37.   Going Leaving
  38.   Women (Intro)
  39.   I Wish
  40.   Hangover
  41.   Give Me a Chance
  42.   Detroit Sunrise
  43.   Vain
  44.   Hold On by Kanye West
  45.   Count Back (Hope It's Not My Bab)
  46.   Continued/Holla
  47.   Poppa Yo (Intro)
  48.   Twuneanunda
  49.   If You Want To
  50.   Caught Up
  51.   My People
  52.   Takes 2 2 Tango
  53.   Whoomp (Interlude)
  54.   You Don't Love Me
  55.   Dodgin' Your Phone
  56.   Patrick Ronald by Monica Blaire
  57.   Must Be featuring Black Milk
  58.   What You Gotta Do by Raheem DeVaughn
  59.   Special
  60.   Frankly My Dear (I'm Bennett I Ain't Innit)
  61.   World (Intro)
  62.   I Wanna
  63.   I Understand
  64.   Grown
  65.   Dodgin' Your Phone/Smoke Up the Back (Interlude) featuring David Banner
  66.   "More Than A" (Interlude)
  67.   Body Rock
  68.   I'm Sorry (Wake The Musical Baby)
  69.   70's
  70.   Shady
  71.   Travelin' Girl
  72.   Workin' On It
  73.   Open Your Eyes
  74.   A Few Reasons (Truth Pt. 2)
  75.   Blow Your Mind
  76.   Free As A Bird
  77.   Lady at Mahogany
  78.   This Love
  79.   I Think I Love U
  80.   Love Triangle
  81.   Wants (Intro)
  82.   How I Deal
  83.   Some Kinda Prelude (...and So It Is) by Poppa Yo
  84.   Swank by Monica Blaire
  85.   Continuation
  86.   Love Ultra
  87.   Kissing Game
  88.   Love You Right

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