Dawn Richard Unveils ‘Goldenheart’ Cover Art, Tracklisting

GoldenHeart

The queen of the Hearts, Dawn Richard, marches ahead with her solo career on her full-length debut Goldenheart, the first in a trilogy. The former Dirty Money diva strikes a sexy pose against a rock on the black-and-white cover. Following the release of her iTunes-topping EP Armor On, Dawn serves up 15 tracks including the previously released “Pretty Wicked Things” and first single “’86,” which will debut on September 26.

“The last six years have been a battle for people to understand and conform me into what they really want me to be and I’ve kind of had to protect that throughout this whole journey,” said Dawn, who split with Bad Boy Records earlier this year. “It’s kind of the story of me protecting this Goldenheart, which really kind of symbolizes my own heart and my passion for this music thing and really who I am.”

Goldenheart arrives on October 16, with BlackHeart and RedemptionHeart to follow. See the tracklisting below.

GoldenHeart Tracklisting

1. “In the Hearts (Intro)”
2. “Return of a Queen”
3. “Goliath”
4. “Gleaux”
5. “Northern Lights”
6. “Pretty Wicked Things (PWT)”
7. “Frequency”
8. “War-Faire”
9. “Tug of War”
10.” Ode to You”
11. “86”
12. “In Your Eyes”
13. “Break of Dawn”
14. “300”
15. “GoldenHeart”

GoldenHeart



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65 Comments

  1. Tahir

    She is the future of music……. Cnt wait til October 16

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    Tahir Reply:

    @Tahir, Wait the hell up! I just noticed that date! BRANDY AND DAWN COMPETING!!!!!

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    Wilson222 Reply:

    @Tahir, OH SHIT!!!

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    SupremeBitch Reply:

    @Tahir, noooo Brandy actually wants to work with dawn…she says Dawn is the future…and Brandy is kinda upset their albums coming out on the same day cus “people” would assume they’re competing, which they arent…hell Brandy has a major record deal, Dawn doesnt…and Dawn still will sell, Im getting both albums

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    Wilson222 Reply:

    @SupremeBitch, Me2

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    brandy & Kelly Rowland Bron on the same day as Feb Reply:

    @Tahir, holy Shit Me2 it gonna be a battle time on that day

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    Rassie_Schmits Reply:

    @Tahir, anyone notice the similarity between her cover & title with Ashanti’s cover and “Braveheart” title?

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    brandy & Kelly Rowland Bron on the same day as Feb Reply:

    @Rassie_Schmits, you damn Right I Notice that Her & Ashanti’s have the same Titile of song Braveheart cover

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    GeorgiaGirl Reply:

    @Rassie_Schmits, YES! Ashanti’s cover is >>>>

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  2. H.A.T.E.R.S.G.E.T.A.LIFE.S.O.O.N.

    i’m waiting to listen the whole album.. the EP is AWESOME!

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    Tahir Reply:

    @H.A.T.E.R.S.G.E.T.A.LIFE.S.O.O.N., Co-sign

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    2011k Reply:

    I’m SUPER excited to see Northern Lights on the tracklisting! To anybody who hasn’t heard it, y’all need to go to YouTube and see the video of Dawn and Druski in the studio; that song is gonna be beyond dope!!!

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    georgia23 Reply:

    @2011k, YES!!! I LOVED THE A CAPELLA SHE DROPPED OF THAT SONG!

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  3. @SLICKERTHANSLY

    I dont like this cover. But the album is about to be good.

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    CITY Reply:

    @@SLICKERTHANSLY, YEA IT REMINDS ME 2 MUCH OF ASHANTI’S THE WOMAN YOU LOVE COVER ART

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  4. Truth

    I wish a major label would sign this chick whats going on? I thought GoldenHeart would be her major label debut and with the success of her EP Armor On i would think Interscope, Atlantic or Universal would pick her up. Dawn is too good to be independent she needs the budget of a major label.

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    INCAS Reply:

    @Truth, if Dawn sells loads without a major label she will be rollllling in it! GET MONEY!!!!

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  5. Jay

    Beautiful cover! :)

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  6. SupremeBitch

    Dawn probably says “MotherFuck a major label, imma blow up anyways” #HeartsHeaux

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  7. Infamous

    Finally. Loved the EP.

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  8. Shutterbug

    Please tell me this album will have REAL R&B/SOUL on it in addition to these technopop hybrid tracks I’ve been hearing…

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    KeepingItFunky Reply:

    @Shutterbug, She said there’s something for everybody on this album but just to warn you…… if you’re looking for “typical”, then you already lost. Dawn ain’t doubling ordinary music. She’s a misfit & outta the box. Either take it or don’t.

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    KeepingItFunky Reply:

    @KeepingItFunky, *doing ordinary

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    georgia23 Reply:

    @KeepingItFunky, AMEN.

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  9. trillafood

    Not feeling that Instagram cover and that hideous “GoldenHeart” font.

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    mus Reply:

    @trillafood, Lol shes a solid artist but that font is not it

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    georgia23 Reply:

    @trillafood, I’m a die hard Dawn fan but I had the same feeling when I originally saw it. The picture is BEAUTIFUL without the title added though. I think it’s supposed to look like the title is embossed into it to give it an epic feel but it just doesn’t work. It doesn’t look polished. NONETHELESS, I WILL be buying this album.

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  10. yo

    Damn, I was waiting for a full version of vibrate. Please make that happen dawn!

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  11. Yessssss

    Love the cover! And I can’t wait to hear Goldenheart. I know it’s going to hit hard. And I love the new song she did with Drake. Dawn is the future believe or not! Go Dawn!

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  12. jay$$

    I cannot wait!

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  13. Dante

    its like nobody wants to sign anybody Diddy previously signed smh… hopefully dawn’s career can take off, she’s too talented to be overlooked. i will be getting this album… after getting Brandy’s… & i need for her to at least do a Danity Kane album in between this trilogy.

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    Truth Reply:

    @Dante, Danity Kane is finished there not getting back together

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  14. youbmad

    yesss! Go dawnie

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  15. Penny Proud Lil Sis

    I LOVE DAWN BUT DOESNT ASHANTI HAVE THIS SAME EXACT PICTURE FOR HER ALUBM??

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  16. coMeATmeBRO

    Reminds me of the single cover/outtakes Ashanti did for her “The Woman You Love” single.

    Atleast she looks ok.

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  17. goldenflop

    y she stealing from ashanti promo pic and album name #BRAVEHEAT?

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    Lol Reply:

    @goldenflop, I noticed!

    I don’t even like her

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    @RiahFlow Reply:

    @Lol, Actually… Dawn had her album titles picked out LONG before both Ashani and Leona Lewis stole their “___heart” titles. Brave & Glass. Dawn is the originator of the heart titles!! Check ya facts. @goldenflop and @lol

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    coMeATmeBRO Reply:

    @@RiahFlow, Just like she picked out the whole “african” theme for the “Bombs” video before Kalenna decided to do it for her mixtape? Or how about her picking out the theme for her “WildNFaith” video before Kelis decided to do it during her “Flesh Tone” era?

    Ashanti never stole her title from any artist, she got the title from the movie “Braveheart”, and she’s been working on that album since 2010.

    I like Dawn, I think she’s an “ok” artist, but her stuff seems all over the place at times.

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    Vababy Reply:

    @coMeATmeBRO, Y’all buggin. Dawn is from new Orleans. Those African beats is from her hometown style. And tell take heart the mixtae had that sound too. And her sound is international. She was in a pop group and hip hop group. She has influences from all hose genres. And was successful in each. That explains wr universal sound. And the trilogy of hearts has been on for 3 years. So if anyone copied t would be them. And when us Ashanti album coming out? No one aint even comparing them. Let’s just say dope is dope and nice is nice. Nobody ain’t trying to copy anybody? Why can’t they all just be thinking in the same head space

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    coMeATmeBRO Reply:

    @Vababy, I said NOTHING about sound, I said “THEME”. obviously you can’t read.

    And I’m not comparing anybody, i’m just stating my thoughts on the album cover.

    “Why can’t they all just be thinking the same head space” ????? TF? o.O Because if they were “thinking the same head space” then that would mean everybody would be copying one another.

    And BTW- Ashanti’s next album will be out next year(just stating because you asked)

    Craig Reply:

    @coMeATmeBRO, Dodge put out promo last wr for album coming out 2 years later? And I’m sure her theme isnt what dawn is found. Dawns theme is about the gift and battle thus the armor and desert. I think her theme was to look pretty oh and dawns EP last year was in the desert as well same vibe. So yeah I don’t think it was a copy. Just coincidence

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    coMeATmeBRO Reply:

    @Craig, 1. what? 2. What?? and 3. WHAT???

    I don’t understand half of the stuff you posted.

    But I will say this, I don’t think the photo is ugly, I think Dawn is beautiful and she can sing her ass off. But some of her stuff is to “Over the top”. and this photo just puts me in the mind of something that’s already been done.

  18. Karruche Will Never Be Rihanna

    GO DAWN!!!

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  19. ADO

    i am so excited! her voice is real, raw and so emotional its absolutely beautiful! if this album is anything like her EP Armor On! its going to be amazing!! LOVE YOU DAWN! xoxoxo

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  20. Warren

    Dawn revealed recently that the album will have a mix of genres, so its really promising

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  21. AP

    looks like Ashanti single cover of “Woman you love”

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    Vababy Reply:

    @AP, She has two covers. All albums reminds you Of something. Dawn is vocally killing Ashanti and danci so let’s not even compare

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  22. Vababy

    I’m amped!!!

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  23. Vababy

    Everytime I come on here people say someone is copying someone. Let’s look at history. Adele- Amy whinehouse. Tina turner – beyonce. – lady gaga. – Madonna. Lil Kim-nicki. That’s just musical history. All artist come from something. Let’s greatness be greatness. Dawn has been compared to damn near every artist. Ashanti cover. Now Brandy. Then kelis. I think she is so amazingly versatile. Tht no one can pin point it. Dawn is next level. And anytime a veteran in the game that is vocally one othe best (brandy) says she is the future. That says a hell of a lot. She just starting out and artist like Jojo. And b are respecting her. I don’t think Dawn sits around and copies people. I think she does her thing. If she copied the kaleenas and Ashanti’s. Then why are thy not better off of they are so dope. None of them dance like this woman. I’m gonna go on a limb and say she is the best dancer artist out. Ciara is amazing. But dawn killing shit in 8 inch heels full out. No artist is doing that. Then she turning around and singing her ass off. Then she writing lyrically amazing records. That’s insane! I’m buying this album. dawn is dawn

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    coMeATmeBRO Reply:

    @Vababy, Man STFU! You sound stupid! The only artist you named that have the same “style” is Lil Kim, Nicki, Madonna, and Lady Gaga.

    Nobody ever said Dawn sounded like Kelis or Ashanti, only thing stated was that the cover reminds some people of Ashanti’s “The Woman You Love ” cover (WHICH IT DOES).

    Kalenna and any other artist release songs and videos just as well as Dawn, and I’m pretty sure if they wanted to release a album, then they could do so as well.

    And there’s no doubt that Dawn can dance her ass off, but her being better then Ciara? LOL. You need to take off Stevie Wonders glasses.

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    Craig Reply:

    @coMeATmeBRO, Dawn is classically trained sun. She does modern and contemporary. U tripping. Dawn has danced professionally and taught as well Ciara is a street tyke dancer. U need to take ur glasses off. When has Ciara done anything but body rolls and popped her ass.. Technique. And form lines. I’m a dancer so before you try talking things you thi k you know look at facts.

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    coMeATmeBRO Reply:

    @Craig, Oh, trust and believe me, I’m looking right DEAD at the facts, and it damn sure isn’t in your post with your non spelling a*s.

    Name one thing Dawn can do “dance wise” that Ciara can’t do? And I could careless about you being a “dancer”, I’m not here for your life story.

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    John Reply:

    @coMeATmeBRO, Dawn can do switch leaps. Triple turns. Seconds.. U have no idea these terms. Because this generation loves Mediocre. Dawn actually is a better dancer than anyone out. Her track record proves it. No one is knocking anyone its just facts. It’s sad people don’t give her her due… Dawn has more styles in her technique. Ciara does hood good but that’s it. Even in her new video. Its the same moves she did in promise which was a while ago. No versatile style. A sad song should interpret that story in dance. Not humping and grinding. Dawn has tutted. Used contemporary dance. Finger tuts? African and modern in heels. It’s just way more variety. Open y’all eyes. Real talk. Let new talent in. She really is the dopest artist out. She cold in everything..

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    John Reply:

    Yo love peace l.. Lol Dawn will slay! Low this cover. All the artist you named are great. Leave it at that.

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  24. georgia23

    The cover had to grow on me because I didn’t like the font of GoldenHeart, but I like it now. I see the direction they were trying to go with it but I just want them to polish the font and make it look more HD or something… ANYWAYS, this tracklisting looks so promising and I’m INCREDIBLY excited that “Northern Lights” is on the album! I’m just so excited for her and major label or not, I will support this chick with every release she makes because I respect her art. She is putting thought behind what she does and I highly respect her hustle. As far as these comparisons go, Dawn is mad original but there’s nothing new under the sun. If something looks familiar because another artist did something similar it doesn’t mean it was purposely copied. I’m gonna be a wreck on October 16th trying to listen to Dawn and Brandy. lol (FYI for those who don’t know, Dawn’s release date was set before Brandy’s. Not insinuating anything, I’m just letting it be known.)

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  25. GoHardOrGoHome

    I am so exciteddd!!! Love Dawn

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  26. hill

    ALL I CAN DO IS SMILE AND THAT A BIG SMILE,DAWN GIRL YOU R SPECIAL N UNIQUE N THE BEST HEARTS R SOOOO PROUD AND EXCITED

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  27. Fa

    Se trieeesssss waaaaayyyyyy toooo haaaaard!
    Black Gaga!
    lots of noise
    no substance
    New generation of listeners is pathetic
    she might even sell!

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    John Reply:

    @Fa, What is she trying? She can sang her butt off. Write her but off and dance her ass of? Her style as always been fly. What is she tryin it’s sad this generation celebrates mediocre crap and hates on true talent!!!

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  28. bijan

    Dawn is the truth!
    have you heard her song w/ drake??

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  29. Kyle

    I like the cover and I can’t wait to hear the album. I really wish it wasn’t coming out on the same day as Brandy’s. I can’t wait to get both.

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  30. brandy & Kelly Rowland Bron on the same day as Feb

    I’ve heard some of the song and It Good song.

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  31. Elgin

    Not really feelin the cover but I am looking forward to the album, my only thing is that I think that if the album is dropping next month I think she should have dropped eighty six last month and maybe another song closer to when the album is suppose to drop. She has the talent to make it & i really want her to blow up & win, I just feel like her marketing/timing isn’t the best.

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    Matt Basically Reply:

    @Elgin, she released ‘Pretty Wicked Things’ last month though. It’s on iTunes. And she’ll probably release ’86 closer to when the album comes out.

    She probably knows what she’s doing.

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