Dirty Money singer Dawn Richards is ready to branch out on her own.  The vocalist tells Rap-Up.com that she’s planning on releasing three solo albums that will serve as a trilogy.  The first record, which will be titled “GoldenHeart,” is slated to drop in late 2011 or early 2012.  The other two albums, “BlackHeart” and “RedemptionHeart,” will arrive at a later date.  Dawn says she’s really excited to release her upcoming records, noting that they will represent her passion “for this music thing.”  The hip-hop star adds that she’s finally finding her identity in music, and is “in love” with the direction her career and sound is taking.

Dawn Richards spent four years in the group Danity Kane before joining Kalenna Harper and Sean “Diddy” Combs to form the ensemble Diddy-Dirty Money.  The trio released their debut album, “Last Train To Paris,” back in December and just recently wrapped up a U.S. tour.