Music flows through Dawn Richard’s vein. A New Orleans native and the daughter of a musician and choir director, she was destined to sing and become a songwriter. “I’d sneak underneath his piano and watch him perform,” says Richard of her father who was a member of RCA’s R&B group Chocolate Milk. A former reality star, “Making the Band,” and member of platinum group Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money, Richard decided to spread her wings in 2011 and launch a solo career. She released a mixtape, A Tell Tale Heart, a prelude to her solo album Goldenheart. Within a week, it has been downloaded 1,000,000 times. Favorites are singles “Bulletproof,” “Me, Myself & Y,” and “These Tears.” Richard attended the University of New Orleans on a full scholarship. Richard was an honoree at the Mirror Mirror Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Rolling Stone Los Angeles Restaurant & Lounge.

The 2012 Mirror Mirror Awards in an exclusive event designed to recognize actors, television and film personalities, and entertainment industry trendsetters who help define celebrity and embody the elegance, style and glamour of Hollywood.