It may have taken a hot minute, but the "dawn" has surely arrived for one of R&B music's most anticipated debuts. Ms.

It may have taken a hot minute, but the "dawn" has surely arrived for one of R&B music's most anticipated debuts. Ms. Robinson, formerly of En Vogue and Lucy Pearl, at long last realizes her solo aspirations with Dawn. The collection gives Robinson the platform to make the kind of record she's always wanted to make. Surprisingly, it's a pretty uptempo affair. From the disco-influenced "Still" to "Meaning of a Woman," Robinson rarely misses a chance to shake things up. On lead single "Envious," Robinson, backed by a dirty bassline, takes aim at those in the industry who've passed judgment on her. Dawn also includes softer moments like the touching "Get Up Again" and the mellow "Set It Off," a midtempo ditty that first garnered radio attention when it appeared on last year's FB Entertainment Presents the Goodlife.—RH

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