Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard Preps Solo Album for Fall

Dawn Richard has toured the world and sold platinum records as part of Diddy-Dirty Money and Danity Kane, but she’s ready for her moment in the spotlight. The caged songbird is finally spreading her wings and going solo.

Following the release of her mixtape #ATellTaleHeart, Dawn is slated to release her debut solo album on Bad Boy/Interscope Records this fall. “I’ve been incredibly lucky to have been in two amazing groups, but I feel like I’ve never had the opportunity to show the world what I can do on my own,” says the 27-year-old singer-songwriter.

She gave fans a preview of what they can expect with her honest, soul-baring mixtape released on Valentine’s Day. “Prelude to a Tell Tale Heart is the soundtrack to my heart. It’s soulful, it’s raw, it’s real,” she explains.

Dawn is currently putting in work as one-third of Diddy-Dirty Money, with plans to hit the road on the “Coming Home” tour, kicking off April 13 in Minneapolis. In anticipation of the trek around the country, fans can catch Diddy, Dawn, and Kalenna performing on “American Idol” this Thursday.