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.
Hailing from Salisbury, MD, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Aaron Camper has always had a hunger and a drive to learn music in its purest and simplest form without compromising the art. Boasting musical influences like The Winans, Michael McDonald, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Eric Roberson, and Phil Collins, he has toured with Jill Scott, J. Cole, Diddy Dirty Money, Mike Posner, and Chris Brown, to name a few.
Camper started his professional singing career in 2004, right out of high school. From there, his writing and vocal abilities led him to work and write with some of the industry's best, including Mike Posner, Rob Thomas, Jessica Simpson, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, David Guetta, Bo Bice, Eric Roberson, and Fantasia. He garnered his first RIAA-certified Gold album in 2008 with Marvin Sapp's Grammy-nominated release Thirsty (2007).
At the start of 2010, Camper took his solo career into his own hands with his partner Adam Blackstone, and on January 1st, 2011, he released his first mixtape, titled Welcome to My World. The mixtape features sounds from Swiz Beats, Kanye West, Eric Roberson, DJ Aktive, and more. This dynamo of a talent and well-known explosive performer is about to launch into the next phase of his seemingly limitless career and beyond. Get ready to enjoy the ride with Aaron Camper.
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.”