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The Week In Pop

Remembering That Strange Moment When Korn Were Pop Superstars

At first, Korn were a myth to me. When they released their self-titled debut album in 1994, I was 11. I may have glimpsed their…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2018 - 2:17 pm

Interview

Q&A: D∆WN On Bringing A Stadium Show To Misfit Kids Wherever She Goes

Before we see Dawn Richard play Pitchfork Festival’s Blue Stage, we see what she’s built for us: three jagged peaks made of neon tubing rising…
Sasha Geffen | July 24, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Lists

13 Memorable Moments From Bonnaroo 2016

For Bonnaroo's 15th anniversary, the festival put together a lower-key, looser experience than in recent years. There wasn't the firebrand of having someone like Kanye…
Ryan Leas | June 13, 2016 - 12:42 pm

More Dawn Richard stories

DAWN – “Die Without You” & “Buttah”

Last year, DAWN dropped a stellar experimental R&B record called New Breed that smashed nearly every genre barricade. She continued wowing with an island-influenced double-single, "Ay Papi" / "Slim Thicc,"
Keely Quinlan | January 29, 2020 - 11:03 am

DAWN – “Easy”

Adult Swim just launched another year of their excellent Singles series, and the latest artist to contribute is DAWN. The former Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty…
Peter Helman | November 13, 2019 - 1:26 pm

DAWN – “Slim Thicc” (Feat. Trakgirl) & “Ay Papi” (Feat. Brooke Candy) Video

Dawn Richard is a walking masterclass in multidimensional genre synthesis. Her independent output since the 2009 disintegration of pop group Danity Kane can only be described…
Keely Quinlan | November 5, 2019 - 10:29 am

Watch DAWN’s Stereogum Session

Ever since the former Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money member Dawn Richard broke away from the major-label world, she's been pursuing her own path, releasing…
Peter Helman | March 28, 2019 - 3:35 pm

J-E-T-S – “Potions” (Feat. Dawn Richard)

J-E-T-S is a collaborative project between Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar. This week they've released a new song called "Potions" featuring none other than multi-dimensional genius…
Keely Quinlan | March 7, 2019 - 11:44 am

Stream DAWN’s New Album new breed

Years ago, the former Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money member Dawn Richard broke away from the major-label world and started releasing oblique, experimental space-pop records…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2019 - 2:38 pm

DAWN – “Sauce”

Next week, R&B experimentalist Dawn Richard is releasing her latest album as DAWN, New Breed. She shared the title track from it back when it…
James Rettig | January 16, 2019 - 11:36 am

DAWN – “New Breed”

R&B experimenter and Danity Kane alum Dawn Richard released her first music since 2016 in early September, the smooth jam "Jealousy." Since then she successfully…
Jael Goldfine | November 7, 2018 - 11:00 am

DAWN – “Dreamer”

Dawn Richard, the future-soul experimentalist who records under the name DAWN, has been busy lately. Last month, she had a cameo in the season premiere…
Peter Helman | September 12, 2018 - 1:45 pm

Watch DAWN Cover The Cranberries’ “Zombie”

Look, we've all tried to sing it. Maybe we've done it alone in the car. Maybe we've done it drunkenly with friends, right around last…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2018 - 9:09 am

DAWN – “Jealousy” Video

Dawn Richard, the R&B iconoclast otherwise known as DAWN, is about to embark on a reunion tour with other members of Danity Kane, the Diddy-assembled…
Chris DeVille | September 5, 2018 - 10:04 am

DAWN x MUMDANCE – “Guardian Angel”

Electronic soul experimentalist D∆WN (aka Dawn Richard) has just released a new song, following most recently her smooth remix of Janelle Monae's "PYNK." Before that, Richard released a…
Julia Gray | May 4, 2018 - 9:46 am

Janelle Monáe – “PYNK (D∆WN Remix)”

Last week, Janelle Monáe released "PYNK," a single from her new album Dirty Computer that features Grimes. We named it one of the best songs
James Rettig | April 18, 2018 - 3:31 pm

D∆WN – “Waves”

Ever since she released the 2016 album Redemption, Dawn Richard, the idiosyncratic future-soul traveler who records as D∆WN, has been dropping one-off singles like "Break
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2018 - 2:20 pm
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