Dawn Richard Announces Album Distribution Deal

Dawn Richard

Hard work pays off. After parting ways with Diddy and Bad Boy, former Dirty Money member Dawn Richard has signed a distribution deal with Altavoz Distribution to bring her debut album to stores across the globe.

She made the special announcement in a YouTube video. “We have just signed with Altavoz Distribution, which will allow us to have the record GoldenHeart in every store—from Best Buy to Target to the mom and pop stores,” said Dawn. “This is exactly what we needed to expand the brand. It’s a movement.”

Subsequently, she has pushed back the album from its original October 16 release date to finish the physical packaging. “Don’t be sad. It’s gonna be a really great thing for us,” she assured her Hearts. “The only reason we pushed it back is because the distribution company needs to package the actual album and that takes time.”

A new release date will be revealed on Monday. She has plans to promote the project with in-store appearances and television performances, while the first single “’86” is currently available on iTunes.

Dawn’s EP Armor On was released to digital retailers in March and hit No. 1 on the iTunes R&B Albums chart.



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48 Comments

  1. adoo

    So exciting!! cant wait to pick up a copy! :)

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    HEARTS HEAUX!!!!!!!! Reply:

    @adoo, SO PROUD OF DAWN!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING….

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  2. beyness

    I’m happy for her!!! She deserves it

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  3. WonderLand19

    GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!

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  4. Jay

    Awesome! Good for her! :)

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  5. coolone

    Awessome news! Can’t wait

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  6. coolone

    Great news…happy for her

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  7. DOB

    I was so looking forward to buying her AND Brandy’s albums this Tuesday but I’ll wait patiently. Good for her!

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  8. JeiSapphire

    nothing but god! he blesses those who invest in their craft and is determined to make things happen

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  9. Yep

    THIS IS HUGE FOR AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST. SHE DESERVES IT, GOD BLESS HER, AND HER TEAM. SHE’S ABOUT TO ROLL IN ALL THAT (MONEY) DOUGH.

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  10. Michelle

    Yassssse dawn! Ive been following ur journey and I’m so happy and excited for u and your crew. You deserve it all.

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  11. miles

    thts the smarter way to go. But i like her because her mom was my middle school teacher :)

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  12. Elgin

    I knew it would be a matter of time before she got a deal, as talented as she was she should’ve gotten a deal right after armor on dropped, hopefully she will get the promotion & the shine that she deserves

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    Creative Minds Reply:

    @Elgin, She didnt get a record deal. its a distribution deal which means that there going to be the ones packaging the albums, helping with promotion etc. Shes still basically independent though because most of the money thats made off the album will go to her.

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  13. Warren

    FINALY!!! so deserved!!

    congrats Dawn! talent is winning finally

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  14. RiGanja

    So i guess she will be rolling in money cause basically 90% of it is going straight to her bank account/ huh what i would give to get a deal like that as a singer. congrats dawn.

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  15. doubleyou602 - freshed

    happy for her. i know its something she dreamed of prior to the danity kane era. I enjoy being part of musicians dreams coming to reality

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  16. miles

    yall do know what a distribution deal is, right? She didn’t get signed to a label. She signed a deal to distribute her album. She is working as a independent artist without the help a label. This is just a deal for album to be distributed, not a record deal

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    Creative Minds Reply:

    @miles, Yeah exactly. Shes going to be banking most of the money from the sales of her album and the distribution company will make a percentage of it. I think this is the best possible thing for Dawn to do. And the fact that the album was pushed back to a later date gives time for a promo run. Id assume the album will come out in November now

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    Brian Reply:

    @Creative Minds, lol u just know everything huh

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    Creative Minds Reply:

    @Brian, ha i guess.

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  17. @Dukes_88

    I can’t wait!!

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  18. lol

    good for her #proud

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  19. Kyle

    If it were any other reason, I would be disappointed but the fact that she is doing EVERYTHING to make her dreams come true makes me so happy for her. I am eager to hear what the new release date will be and now I can officially say that I am SO EXCITED TO BUY A PHYSICAL COPY of her album. I think this is kind of a good thing too because I am excited enough for Brandy’s album and I was just as excited for Dawn’s and I wouldn’t want to chose one or the other on Tuesday.

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  20. Warren

    I hope the release date is November at the very late.

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  21. Brass_knucklez

    This chick is SUCH a boss. It’s extremely hard for an independent label to get a distribution deal, let alone an independent Artist. She’s definitely doing her thing.

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  22. HUGH

    Congrats! Stand up for indi music

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  23. justice

    love this! proud of dawn

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  24. LouLou

    Boss lady ! I wish her the best.

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  25. ladyrt23

    smart girl!

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  26. Asa

    Looking forward to her album coming out. Love her. She deserves great success.

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  27. Marquis

    So excited for her! Words can’t even describe how much this woman deserves this. People can hate and say negative things all thy want but you’d be bold-face LYING to yourself if you said she didn’t WORK for this. I mean let’s just look at the facts. She had an album out back in 2004 that wasn’t a “commercial success” but led to the gift that was Danity Kane. Her writing skills alone made her great in Diddy Dirty Money and creating her sound and staying true to it led us to this point. A #1 EP and distribution deal to broaden our horizons and allow more people to get a taste of this beautiful music. Whatever Dawn decides for this album, I’ll support. #HeartsHeaux #ItsAMovementNotAFanbase

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  28. K.S.

    DAAWWWWNNN YEEEH ^_____^ Please know you got me and thousands waiting for this album release!!!!

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  29. .....

    God is so good man . She deserve it so much . You can see that she never gave up on anything .. Dawn a fighter and I’m so happy for her ..

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  30. Rozayyyyy

    Go dawn !!!!

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  31. Courtney34

    Love dawn!!!! She is the future !

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  32. Rommy

    This is what a superstar looks like. She is one of the hardest working women in music!

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  33. Haileyheart

    I had to come on hear and say Go dawn! Soany people are sleeping on her talent. We falling for these artist who don’t even go half as hard as her. And these vets that been in the game 10 years. It’s time for new artist like her!!!! Shine Dawn

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  34. R2d2

    Yassssssssssa dawn. Boss moves!!! This is why she is the best. Inspiring!!

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  35. Boss move

    So happy to see all these positive comments. It’s well deserved for dawn. And it shows you she effected uabeith her amazing talent. We need to buy her album when it comes out! Support !

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  36. Cattstack

    Man dawn is a force! Love her. She is in the money now!!!

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  37. Bhadryb

    Lovd this girl. She has the potentIal to be our next superstar. She is a package!

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  38. Amberandeiz

    Im a new heart but I’m falling in love with dawn more and more. She is slaying the vets in the game. Like real talk. She just as good as the artist who have been here 10 years. I’m rooting for dawn!

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  39. Amberandeiz

    Btw love that pic. Here fighting against the ropes to be free. Like that’s her journey. She always shoes great visuals. She is super creative!

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  40. James dean

    Go dawn! She deserves this! Such positive comments on a site that has a lot of negative people. Wow this shows she deserves this! We all agree Dawn. You got next!

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  41. Dude

    Man I live this woman! Beautiful with so much talent. She dances, writes, sangs, produces, and now is an independent powerhouse making boss moves. Dope never look So good!

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  42. Lhnk87)

    Dawnnnn congrats. So well deserved. Talent needs to be recognized! 45 positive comments! Can’t beat that!

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  43. R to the Diamonds star down to the C way

    good

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