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We recently had the opportunity to chat with Dondria about her latest project A Tale of Hearts, her growth, future projects and so much more! Get into this juicy read.

YMMW: Dondria! Girl you know here at YourMusicMyWorld we are true friend-fffans, Dondattas all of that! How have you been?

Dondria: Yassss. Love you guys! And I’ve been awesome!!

Can you believe ‘Can’t Stop’ was released 10 years ago as of this past June? How have things changed in these past 10 years?

That’s crazy that it’s been that long. Man so much has changed: I would say first and foremost, I changed. I grew up and learned who I was and what I wanted. I became a businesswoman. I took risks, I won some battles, I fell on my face. And I created all along the way.

For awhile, to most, it appeared you were just chillin’ and then The Day of the Don was released in 2017 under Dondria Nicole. What prompted the name change?

I wanted people to understand that I was coming back as a new Dondria. A re-birthed Dondria.

Since then we noticed TDOTD has been re-uploaded under Dondria, will your previous singles ‘Coat Tail,’ ‘2 Good,’ ‘Options’ and ‘Luh Ya’ also be re-uploaded? Those just happen to be some of our favorite bops.

I might. Honestly, there’s so much of the past I’d rather just leave behind but if enough of you want it, I will most definitely re-upload them.

Dondria & BroadwayUnderstood! Now let’s discuss your new record A Tale of Hearts.

We use to watch you and Corey “Broadway” Stevenson singing on YouTube back in the day, what made you two do a joint EP?

Timing is everything. It’s something about this new season we’ve come into. I think Broadway and I both have had our share of life happen to us. We’ve also had an ample amount of time to hone our crafts and really own it. It was just the right time.

Break the EP down for us. What brought about this concept?

I think we’ve always been really good at talking about love, so we just started there. Once we had all the songs done, we just started playing it from top to bottom and talked about how the songs made us feel. With all of the good and bad, back and forth, it was essentially ‘A Tale of Hearts’.

The cover art displays a playing card with the King and Queen of hearts, what exactly does this symbolize for you?

Nowadays, people look at love like it’s a game, like there has to be a winner. But we wanted to bring the awareness back to the original idea. Love takes two people. It can be beautiful, it can be horrible, but it’s nonexistent without the other person.

You sure you two aren’t playing with hearts?

Lol, no I think we’re both pretty focused on music right now and just going with the flow when it comes to love. No playing over here!
Lol, Just thought I’d ask.

The lead single ‘Crush’ smacks! Can you give us a little info on how the song came about?

Thank you 🙂 It was just a vibe. Patrick of First Kontact Music Group played us a few beats and the beat for ‘Crush’ was the last one. Broadway told me that it was “the one” and I knew right away it felt like having a crush on someone back in the day. The rest was history.

Let me say Jeff Adair was the perfect choice to direct the music video. I felt like I was at the party with you all. Who decided on the party theme?

The minute we started writing the hook, I knew it was gonna be a 90’s house party. We had so much fun at that shoot.

We see you just got off of stage from playing Alexis in Who Made the Potato Salad?, how was the experience on stage?

It was a blast. I love acting. Sometimes it’s good to have a distraction from music so you don’t get burned out. That was my third production with The Jonez Entertainment Group and they’ve really become family at this point.

So to you who makes the best potato salad? Thanksgiving is coming up so don’t get in trouble with your answer lol.

Well honestly, I’m more of a macaroni and cheese person. Lol But I love my mama’s potato salad.

Everyone wants to know, so we have to ask, what’s going on with the second album?

I’m working every day. It’s not quite time for the sophomore album just yet but new music is most definitely coming. The joint EP with Broadway is only the BEGINNING!

What’s next for Dondria?

More everything. I barely scratched the surface with all I have planned. Just expect more music, acting, writing: books, poetry, TV and film, a non-profit organization, fitness, cooking, errrrrthang!

Wow! You have so much going on, Any exclusives? You know you love us.

You just got a lot of exclusives lol. I love you for sure!!!

As always D, it has been a pleasure talking to you. Thank you for being true to yourself and not conforming to fit in. Can’t wait to see you conquer all of your endeavors.

 

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Dondria is back to remind us how good R&B music feels. The songstress has released her latest single ‘Stranger’ from her joint EP A Tale of Hearts with her long time buddy Broadway coming very soon.

The First Contact Music Group production is so smooth and D’s vocals are like melted butter on this track. Definitely a favorite.

Sound off in the comments. Are you feeling Dondria’s new track?

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A few days ago, Ciara premiered the ‘Dose (Pep Rally)’ video and today she celebrates her birthday by releasing the official video.

Ciara seems so happy with life and it shows. Keep motivating us to level up and get back up and work even harder! Happy Birthday Ci!

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Ciara is showing no signs of stopping. The Atlanta-native went to her hometown to record another video with her fans.

The pep-rally themed cut is definitely suiting for the song!

The princess took to the AMA stage earlier this month to perform the cut along with ‘Level Up’ alongside Missy Elliott.

No word if an album is in the works, but thus far Ci has released 3 singles recently and will be performing her last show with Bruno Mars, Tomorrow in Los Angeles.

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Janelle Monáe has released two new songs along with visuals for her new singles ‘Make Me Feel’ and ‘Django Jane’ from her forthcoming album Dirty Computer, due April 27.

‘Make Me Feel’ was directed by Alan Ferguson and is inspired by Prince, while ‘Djano Jane’ shows a different side to Janelle. The Andrew Donoho video features striking visuals, including one moment when Monáe’s face appears on a woman’s lap as she raps, “Let the vagina have a monologue.”

Janelle spoke on her upcoming album saying, “I actually had this title on this concept before my first album The ArchAndroid, and it scared me because a lot of the things that I knew that I needed to say were very deep, very personal, from the heart, you know, this is an extremely vulnerable album and it took me a while to make it because I’m a self editor.”

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Terry Bright is back with another one! The singer celebrated his birthday by releasing one of his best visuals to date.

‘Fools Paradise’ is the latest offering from Bright’s OWLS, which was released last year.

Are you willing to aim for the moon?

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Khalid and 5H diva, Normani have released their duet ‘Love Lies’ from the Love, Simon soundtrack.

“Sorry if it’s hard to catch my vibe,” sings Khalid. “I need a lover to trust, tell me you’re on my side / Are you down for the ride?” Normani responds: “I’ve been so into your mystery / Is it because of our history? / Are you into me?”

Normani spoke to Beats 1 and expressed how naturally the collaboration came about. “He is definitely such an amazing soul and I think that’s why this record means so much to me personally, and I know that it means a lot to him as well. It’s just because we’re genuine friends. This wasn’t an A&R or somebody just putting us in a room together and being like ‘Yo, make something dope!’”

Love, Simon is in theaters March 16.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Dondria. The singer went live on her Instagram last night to announce she had a surprise coming at midnight. During the countdown she discussed her upcoming projects and how we will hear a lot from her this year.

Dondria Duets 4 consists of 8 remixes and 2 original songs, with ‘Shattered’ being the stand out track.

Are you feeling it? Sound off below and download the mixtape here.

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Dondria Nicole has been busy getting her name back in the people’s mouth! The singer released her EP The Day of the Don last year and promises new music this year. The R&B diva starts her 2018 with the fourth installment of Dondria Duets, where she takes her favorite male songs and remixes them.

Today she releases ‘Best Part’ which appears on Daniel Caesar’s Freudian as well as H.E.R.’s B-Sides.

This is definitely a good sound for Dondria. We look forward to hearing more from her this year!

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Drake has surprisingly released two new songs called ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ after teasing them on his instagram Friday night, collectively titled Scary Hours.


Both songs are available on all digital outlets.