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New Orleans, Louisiana native Dawn Richard, the daughter of Chocolate Milk percussionist and vocalist Frank Richard, released her first solo material under the name Dawn Angeliqué. The album Been a While, recorded while the singer was attending the University of New Orleans and working as a cheerleader for the NBA's New Orleans Hornets, came out on the Yeah! Brother label in October 2005, around the time she made her first appearance on Making the Band 3. The third edition of that reality series produced Danity Kane, a group that released two Billboard 200-topping albums, Danity Kane (2006) and Welcome to the Dollhouse (2008), prior to splitting. Then, along with Diddy and Kalenna Harper, she became one-third of Diddy-Dirty Money, a short-lived group that debuted in 2009, released an album (2010's Last Train to Paris), and then a mixtape (2011's Love Love vs. Hate Love) prior to ending in 2012. While the group was active, Richard continued to develop her solo career. A mixtape (2011's The Prelude to a Telltale Heart) and EP (2012's Armor On) preceded her second official album, January 2013's Goldenheart.
Charismatic, stylish, and one of a kind, singer/songwriter Aaron Camper is traveling the world and capturing the hearts of fans along the way. You can hear Camper’s sultry voice all over the spectrum from sharing the stage with major acts like Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown to the opening theme music for The Queen Latifah Show.
As a writer, Camper has worked with a myriad of artists like Jill Scott, David Guetta, Diddy Dirty Money and Eric Roberson to name a few. His work has landed on GRAMMY-nominated projects and given him opportunities young artists dream of. But it’s his solo artistry that sets him apart from the rest.
Camper teamed up with BASSic Black Entertainment (BBE) to release his 2011 mixtape “Welcome to My World,” which received attention from both fans and the industry alike. Since then, he has yielded singles like “Madness” and the PJ Morton penned “My Heart” that have gained major traction and buzz on the blogs.
As he puts the finishing touches on his upcoming, LP, Aaron has continued to travel and perform. A seasoned performer well beyond his years, something special happens when he takes the stage. From his original songs to his eclectic take on covers, it’s evident from his first note that you’re in for something real.
“Nothing contrived, just infectious, raw, energetic, good music,” Aaron explained in a recent interview.
The makings of a big star from a small town, Camper grew up in Salisbury, MD. The soulful singer is the son of a preacher and has been around music all his life. Evident in his ability to not only sing and write, but to also play guitar and drums. It was the influence of artists like The Winans, Phil Collins, Al Green, and many others that sent Camper on the path to become such a dynamic, well-rounded artist and performer.
A fly on the wall of historic studios like Larry Gold’s in Philadelphia to singing background with Tye Tribbett, one of gospel’s biggest stars, Camper worked his way up. He paid dues where he could and the culmination of his hard work is coming full circle.
The new music will take fans deeper into his world. Exploring, creating, and trusting his musical instincts, Camper is more ready than he’s ever been to shake up the musical landscape of the industry.
Born and raised in the neighborhood of Chelsea in New York City, Bridget Kelly lives in the epicenter of fashion, theater and art, but music is where she found her home. Growing up in a household where Motown, Jazz and Pop songs were always playing, Bridget’s love affair with music was sparked at a very early age:”When I was about 3-years-old, I would watch movies with my parents, and The Sound of Music was the first time I really discovered music. I remember the following Christmas, I got up on a chair and sang Christmas carols at the top of my lungs,” she recalls.
By 2008, BK was more than ready to take her career to the next level, writing songs on her Blackberry phone every day and performing regularly at open mic shows in clubs around downtown NYC; once even on a subway platform in Union Square! It was later that same year, after her management landed a once in a lifetime meeting with Roc Nation’s A&R team, that BK’s tenacity paid off – she was signed to her first major recording and publishing deal. As the saying goes “timing is everything,” and BK’s time has certainly come!When asked what she would most like to accomplish as an artist, the 23-year-old budding star confidently states: “I hope to touch someone’s life through my writing or my voice, even if it’s just one person. I’ve always found music to be the most effective means for people to relate to one another, so if what I write and sing about is relatable to people, I’ll be successful.”