American singer Dawn Richard, born on August 5, 1983 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is of African-American and Haitian descent. She gained recognition as a member of the musical group Danity Kane from 2005 to 2009 and again in 2014 and 2018. In 2010, she joined Diddy-Dirty Money with label head Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kalenna Harper until their disbandment in 2011. Following her departure from Bad Boy Records, Dawn launched her successful solo career in 2011.
Richard's journey began when she auditioned for the MTV show Making the Band 3 in Orlando back in 2005. Her talent landed her a spot competing for a place in Combs's future girl group which eventually became Danity Kane. The name was inspired by one of Richard's drawings - a female superhero that caught Combs's attention during studio sessions. When asked about the character's name, Richard replied "Danity Kane," symbolizing the girls of Making the Band 3.
Dawn Richard continues to captivate audiences with her unique blend of musical styles and powerful vocals. With an impressive background as part of successful groups and now thriving as a solo artist, she has established herself as an influential figure within the music industry.