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Who's Next: the Future of R&B (2009 Edition)

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Dondria
Who's Next: the Future of R&B (2009 Edition)
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Who She Is: Texas native Dondria Nicole is a perfect example of how artists are being discovered in the new media age. She didn't have to win a bunch of talent contests, or stalk record execs, or send a bunch of demo tapes out to music labels. What she did was upload to YouTube videos of her singing at home. "When I first started posting the videos, it was just about me having something to do," she said. "I wasn’t trying to get signed."

What's Next for Her: Dondria's signed to Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Records and is expected to drop her first album, Dondria Vs. Phatfffat sometime in the next few months, however the album doesn't have an official release date yet.

Check Out: Her first official single, "Can't Stop."

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