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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.   What Profit
  5.   Weekend Love
  6.   Hold On
  7.   I Think I Love You
  8.   Lay It Down
  9.   Know Your Name
  10.   Without You
  11.   Truth
  12.   Sho Ya Right
  13.   Money Don't Mean a Thing
  14.   Subject
  15.   Wake the Baby
  16.   Day at a Time
  17.   Old Lovas
  18.   A Pimp's Dream
  19.   Let Your Hair Down
  20.   Kick Out of You
  21.   Some Kinda
  22.   I'm Cheatin'
  23.   Hold On by Kanye West
  24.   I Think I Love U
  25.   Must Be featuring Black Milk
  26.   Obey
  27.   A Few Reasons (Truth Pt. 2)
  28.   Count Back (Hope It's Not My Bab)
  29.   A.N.G.E.L. (Interlude)
  30.   You Don't Love Me
  31.   Kissing Game
  32.   She's A Star
  33.   Swank by Monica Blaire
  34.   Greater Than One Less Than Three
  35.   Going Leaving
  36.   Special
  37.   World (Intro)
  38.   Wants (Intro)
  39.   Hangover
  40.   Detroit Sunrise
  41.   Body Rock
  42.   Vain
  43.   Shady
  44.   Brandi
  45.   Open Your Eyes
  46.   Some Kinda Prelude (...and So It Is) by Poppa Yo
  47.   Frankly My Dear (I'm Bennett I Ain't Innit)
  48.   Dodgin' Your Phone
  49.   Dim the Lights
  50.   I Wish
  51.   Twuneanunda
  52.   Patrick Ronald by Monica Blaire
  53.   This Love
  54.   My People
  55.   Love You Right
  56.   "More Than A" (Interlude)
  57.   You Won't Be Lonely
  58.   Blow Your Mind
  59.   Continued/Holla
  60.   I'm Sorry (Wake The Musical Baby)
  61.   Takes 2 2 Tango
  62.   What You Gotta Do by Raheem DeVaughn
  63.   Poppa Yo (Intro)
  64.   Give Me a Chance
  65.   How I Deal
  66.   Love Triangle
  67.   Flapjacks
  68.   Dodgin' Your Phone/Smoke Up the Back (Interlude) featuring David Banner
  69.   Women (Intro)
  70.   Whoomp (Interlude)
  71.   Travelin' Girl
  72.   Sketches Of A Man (Intro)
  73.   Spiritual
  74.   70's
  75.   Love Ultra
  76.   Five Dolla Mic
  77.   Continuation
  78.   Keep On by Slum Village
  79.   My Lova/Movement
  80.   I Understand
  81.   I Wanna
  82.   Workin' On It
  83.   Caught Up
  84.   Feels So Good
  85.   Free As A Bird
  86.   Grown
  87.   If You Want To
  88.   Lady at Mahogany

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