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CLOSE – Remember Dawn Richard from Bad Boy’s girl group Danity Kane and Diddy Dirty Money? Well to some she may be missing in action but to her  1.3 million Twitter following of “Hearts” fans, Dawn is everything right now!

Since  she parted ways with Bad Boy and Diddy, Dawn has released a mixtape called A Tell Tall Heart, 2 EPs Armor On and Whiteout and  the critically acclaimed LP Goldenheart which has received rave reviews and debuted at number 1 on iTunes within several hours of its release.

The multi-platinum recording artist’s LP beat out the likes of The Weeknd, Miguel and Alicia Keys. The album landed on 5 Billboard charts including the #2 spot for New Artist and #10 spot on Billboard’s R&B Albums Chart.

Associated Press stated that Goldenheart, “…is not only golden, it’s grand.” MSN Music calls Goldenheart, “…a candidate for Album Of The Year.” SPIN Magazine gave Goldenheart an 8/10 proclaiming, “one surrenders to the logic of Richard’s world, thanks to the modernist sheen holding the entire suite-like venture together, a voracious and melodic urban contemporary sound.” Village Voice replied, “with R&B broadening it’s sonic palette”, Goldenheart is “pushing it at an all time high”. The UK Guardian gave Goldenheart 5 out 5 stars (a rare feat for the British publication) stating, “…Remarkably, Richard’s array of sonic weapons matches her epic, elemental vision. Goldenheart is dazzling and imperious, from the stately marches that bookend the album…to its exultatory house climaxes.”The Los Angeles Times stated, “Dawn Richard hits a high note with Goldenheart…”

So what makes Dawn so special that she was able to defeat the dreaded Bad Boy curse unlike the other former Bad Boy artists who weren’t able to bounce back?

Check out these five dope videos from her projects and you will see why:



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