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March 20, 2013
Lead singer of Danity Kane tours solo album Goldenheart
Wed, Mar 20
- 8pm $20 adv, $24 door
Singer/Songwriter Dawn Richard is a founding member of the Bad Boy Records multi-platinum selling group Danity Kane. Born and raised in New Orleans, Richard grew up with music constantly surrounding her. Her father, a musician and choir director was one of the members of RCA Records’ R&B group, Chocolate Milk. Attending the University of New Orleans on a full scholarship, Richard’s first claim to fame was as a opening act for Anthony Hamilton. Five years later, the songstress auditioned for Making The Band, Season 3. After making the group, Richard wrote several records for Danity Kane’s second platinum album Welcome to the Dollhouse and eventually wrote for other Bad Boy recording acts including Day26 and Diddy himself. In 2010, Richard joined Diddy to form the critically acclaimed group, Dirty Money. Richard wrote on five records for the Last Train To Paris album that has sold over 500,000 copies since its 2011 debut. On March 27, 2012, Richard released her Armor On EP which debuted at the #1 spot on iTunes R&B/Soul Charts. The EP landed on the Billboard charts at the #4 spot on the Heatseeker Charts, #15 on the Independent Charts and #28 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts.
Coming off the heels of her critically acclaimed #1 EP, Armor On, singer/songwriter, Dawn Richard released her debut LP, Goldenheart. The 16-track LP marks the solo debut from the New Age R&B singer, introducing fans and newcomers alike to the first of a three-part series of love, loss and redemption. The album was released worldwide on January 15, 2013, with the help of Altavoz Distribution. The album features production from longtime collaborator and GRAMMY®-nominated producer Andrew “Druski” Scott (Trinitee 5:7, Michelle Williams, Letoya Luckett), The Fisticuffs (Miguel, Jhene Aiko) and Deonte (Will.I.Am, Chris Brown, Lloyd).