A lot of people think that your career started with Danity Kane, but that isn't true. I had been doing shows prior to that as a solo artist. I feel like I still have them closed, especially since they were all different genres of music and dynamics.I had a CD out that same year I opened for Anthony Hamilton, titled 'Angelique' ") You went from being a solo artist to being a part of two groups, Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money. You find a few artists who can make those transitions and still be relevant. It's exciting for me because I have always second-guessed who would get my voice.Dawn Angeliqué Richard, known professionally as Dawn Richard or D∆WN (born August 5, 1983), is an American singer-songwriter, actress and animator.Richard started her career after auditioning for Making the Band 3 in 2004, During this time Richard became a member of American girl band Danity Kane, from 2005 to 2009, and reformed the group with 3 of the original 5 members in late 2013.Music has played an influential part in her life since early childhood.
Richard is of Louisiana Creole and Haitian descent and was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is currently living in Baltimore, Maryland due to being displaced after Hurricane Katrina."A quarterback cannot decide tomorrow to say 'I'm gonna be a wide receiver.' He might be a really great runner, but when it's time to get this championship ring, everybody has to play a part." Now, Richard bemoaned, the group's legacy is nothing more than a punchline."We could have done something really revolutionary -- it would have been dope to be a part of that," she lamented.But the New Orleans native has done more than just survive.With the aid of a small team of supporters, she released her EP independently through her company, Our Dawn Entertainment.