Happy Birthday, Dawn Robinson!
There's a select number of '90s R&B groups that are free from slander forever. One of them is En Vogue. Dawn Robinson, a former member, turns 50 years old today (Nov. 24).
En Vogue's harmonies and lyrical themes in their songs made them the soundtrack to black feminism in the early '90s The group's biggest hits include "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)," "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" and "Free Your Mind." En Vogue also pushed album units; while all of their '90s albums went at least platinum, 1992's Funky Divas was their biggest after going triple platinum.
Robinson fared well by herself after contract negotiations made her leave En Vogue. After D'Angelo backed out, Robinson joined Q-Tip, Raphael Saadiq and Ali Shaheed Muhammad to make Lucy Pearl. This was clearly a super-talented group, but they only came out with one album that birthed its only hit, "Dance Tonight."
Robinson also broke out as a solo artist. Her eponymous 2002 album had the single "Envious." That was her lone solo project though. Since then, she's been known for joining the cast of R&B Divas: Los Angeles.
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