Dawn Richard

Jul
11
Danity Kane Performs at Universal CityWalk

Danity Kane

Danity Kane stepped out on the stage for the first time as a trio on Thursday. Dawn Richard, Aubrey O’Day, and Shannon Bex performed a free concert for their fans at 5 Towers at Universal CityWalk, their first show since Aundrea Fimbres left the group. The ladies looked fierce in flesh-toned bodysuits and thigh-high boots as they whipped the crowd into a frenzy.

They performed their hits “Show Stopper” and “Damaged” along with new material including “All in a Day’s Work” and “Lemonade.”

“To our wonderful fans, ya’ll had our backs for so long,” said Aubrey. “Ya’ll dealt with all the chaos and ya’ll still stand here.”

Just last month, the ladies said farewell to fourth member Aundrea during a show at the L.A. PRIDE Festival in West Hollywood.

See DK3 leave it all on the stage.

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Feb
26
New Music: Dawn Richard – ‘Dark Horse (Unicorn Remix)’

Dark Horse (Unicorn Remix)

In between recording her sophomore album Blackheart and preparing for Danity Kane’s comeback, Dawn Richard puts her dark spin on Katy Perry’s No. 1 PRISM single “Dark Horse.”

The leader of the Hearts teams with producer Noisecastle III (“Valkyrie”) on the mysterious “Unicorn” remix, which boasts a reworked beat and Dawn’s haunting vocals.

“It’s always fun to be in the lab with Noisecastle III,” said Dawn. “We were working on the Danity Kane project and decided to randomly take a break and this happened. Something only the Hearts can appreciate. We always do things with our little twist. Done in true Heart music form.”

Listen as Dawn brings Katy’s hit into her own world.

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Jan
14
New Music: Dawn Richard – ‘Levitate’

Dawn Richard

While we await new music from Danity Kane, Dawn Richard reaches into the vault and unearths a previously unheard song from her Goldenheart/Blackheart recording sessions. On “Levitate,” the New Orleans singer flies solo as she floats over a drum-patterned beat.

After performing their first show in five years at L.A.’s House of Blues last month, Dawn and the rest of the group are expected to announce a new label deal.

Unlock Dawn’s unreleased gem below.

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Jan
1
Video: Dawn Richard – ‘Riot/Northern Lights’

Dawn Richard

One year after the release of her critically-acclaimed debut Goldenheart, Dawn Richard’s video for “Riot” and “Northern Lights” has surfaced online. The Danity Kane songstress shot the seven-and-a-half-minute visuals in May of last year, but it was put on the back burner after she parted ways with her production partner Druski.

The video picks up where “’86″ left off and marks the second and third chapters in her visual choreography film. Dawn unleashes some fierce moves as she battles her opponents, dressed in her warrior princess garb.

“Dance is the narrator of this visual story,” explained Dawn. “The fashion and image look this way because it is an ongoing story.”

Watch Dawn step to the front lines in the dance-heavy clip.

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Nov
27
Rap-Up TV: Danity Kane Dishes on New Album, Diddy, & Leaving Solo Careers Behind

Danity Kane’s comeback is in full effect. After announcing their first show in five years, tickets sold out in 24 hours. The ladies will perform their hits and new material for the first time at L.A.’s House of Blues on December 16.

In Part 2 of our interview, Aubrey, Dawn, Shannon, and Aundrea discuss their upcoming album. The group has been in the studio with hitmakers including The Stereotypes, Da Internz, The Underdogs, Ester Dean, James Fauntleroy, Dem Jointz, and Rob Knox.

They are also hoping to work with Miguel and Pharrell. “Pharrell is pretty phenomenal,” Shannon told Rap-Up TV. “We’ve always had Pharrell on our list.”

Aubrey shared an embarrassing story about running into The Neptunes hitmaker at the VMAs. “I fell through a chair and landed on his lap,” she said. “There’s a lot of women that try to get in Pharrell’s lap and it just naturally happened for me.”

Diddy discovered the girls on MTV’s “Making the Band,” but he won’t be involved in the next chapter of their career. However, they still wish him well.

“We wish him the best and we hope that he wishes us the best. Hopefully we’ll see him at the Grammys in a year,” said Aubrey, adding, “Maybe he’ll bring us cheesecake.”

Prior to reuniting, they were pursuing solo careers, but they’ve put them on hold to focus solely on Danity Kane. “We’re back in Danity Kane. We’re here, we’re focused,” said Aubrey. “We left our solo careers and all the things that we pushed and believed in and fought for and we are committing to this situation and this group and we plan on having a long career.”

Part 1: Danity Kane Readies New Music for Comeback Show

Nov
23
Rap-Up TV: Danity Kane Readies New Music for Comeback Show

Danity Kane is back! Five years after topping the charts with their album Welcome to the Dollhouse, Dawn Richard, Aubrey O’Day, Aundrea Fimbres, and Shannon Bex sat down for one of their first interviews since announcing their return at the VMAs in August. Speaking exclusively to Rap-Up TV, the platinum girl group opened up about getting back together, D. Woods’ decision not to return, and their comeback concert.

“I think for us it was time. We were ready,” said Aundrea. “It kinda started as a phone call, a text to each of us and then we went to lunch and it was like no time had passed. It was like, ‘OK. Let’s do it.’”

They have been overwhelmed by the response. “We were all having our phones blow up and felt to ourselves the power of our fans, this amazing group of people that has stuck by our side through all this fuckery,” said Aubrey.

While DK’s fifth member D. Woods decided not to return, there’s no ill will. “We wish her the best,” said Dawn. “We asked who wanted to be here and those who wanted to show up, showed up. It’s nothing more than that. We want people to see this for what it is and know that this is Danity Kane.”

On December 16, the foursome will play their first show together in five years at L.A.’s House of Blues. “I’m super nervous,” admitted Aubrey, while Dawn added, “I think you’re supposed to be jittery and nervous about something like this. This is not just us standing on the stage, this is us coming together and headlining, coming together and giving new music.”

In addition to their hits, they will perform new material for the first time. “We’ll be able to actually perform new stuff and see the response of our fans,” said Dawn. “It’s one of those things where we feel so bad that we’ve had to consistently not give enough, but everything happens in time and now we’re giving the best of us. New music and some old goodies.”

Tickets and VIP packages are now on sale via Ticketmaster.

Look for Part 2 of our interview with Danity Kane next week.

Nov
4
New Music: Dawn Richard – ‘Fade’

Dawn Richard

While Danity Kane plots their comeback, Dawn Richard digs in the crates and unearths a previously unreleased solo song. On the ethereal “Fade,” produced by Noisecastle III, the New Orleans singer coos about a love that slipped away.

“Really love the production on this record. Make sure you grab some headphones hearts and blast it. It’s a sonic yummy movie,” tweeted Dawn.

After reuniting over the summer, Dawn, Aubrey, Shannon, and Aundrea are currently working on their first album in five years. The first single “Rage” was produced by the Stereotypes.

Start your week off with some new music from Dawn.

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