Dawn Robinson Net Worth Biography Wiki
Former member of Iconic R&B girl group En Vogue Dawn Robinson has been on a musical hiatus. Since her days with the multi-platinum female group Dawn has been low key and has completely shielded her personal life from the spotlight. But in 2013 she joined the cast of TV One’s hit show R&B Divas kicking off the Los Angeles franchise with singers Kelly Price, Lil Mo, Chante Moore, Claudette Ortiz and Michel’le. The formation of the cast was originally picked by Faith Evans who is close friends with Kelly Price. After the cast was formed Price assembled the ladies for a meeting to explain her plans of putting together a musical monologue and hoping each of the singers would join. Dawn Robinson is being paid $100,000 for season 1 of the series and a bonus for $20,000 was also included in her contract to film the reunion. The only clause is that she must be featured in at least 6 episodes to earn the salary. But according to the promotional videos TV One release before the premiere Dawn looks like she is a major character.
Dawn Sherrese Robinson was born November 24, 1965 in New London Connecticut. Her life forever changed when she responded to an advertisement in 1988. A production duo Foster and McElroy launched an audition in Los Angeles for a girl group. They came up with the idea to form a quartet that reassembled soul groups like the Supremes in the 1950’s and 60’s. Robinson, and other members Terry Ellis, Maxine Jones and Cindy Herron were chosen. The producers chose the name En Vogue after initially planning on calling them For You.
Two years after forming and finishing the recording process for their debut Hold On was released. The single was a crossover hit scoring high reviews from critics and having a major impact on Billboard charts. The song received many honors including a Grammy nomination, Billboard Award and Soul Train award. En Vogue was on their way to making history including a Diet Coke commercial shot by Spike Lee.
Their sophomore album Funky Divas became a catapult for the girls success. It featured the number 1 singles My Lovin, Giving Him Something He Can Feel, and Free Your Mind which helped the album sell 3 million copies in the US alone. Dawn Robinson and En Vogue signed on for more endorsements including Converse. They appeared on the covers of Vibe, Essence Magazine, Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly. The girls also made their first television appearances on shows like In Living Color, A Different World, Roc and Hanging With Mr Cooper.
They released the biggest single of their career in 1997 Don’t Let Go form the Set It Off Soundtrack. But Dawn Robinson announced she was leaving the group which lead to En Vogue becoming EV3 and later disbanding. Robinson’s first solo CD Dawn was released on January 29, 2002.
In 2005, after an eight-year absence, Robinson rejoined En Vogue. The original four went on to sign with one of the industry’s largest management firms, The Firm Management Group. After failing to agree on business terms, Robinson once again chose to defect from En Vogue and Bennett returned. As a result, En Vogue was let go from The Firm. In late 2012, Robinson and Jones announced that they would be starting new group called “Heirs to the Throne”. In 2013, Robinson chose not began a new group with Jones and would join the cast of the reality show “R&B Divas: L.A.”. In early 2013, Jones began a touring with Alison Carney and Maria Freeman as her new line-up of En Vogue, entitled En Vogue to the Max