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Cyndi Mayweather: The ArchAndroid

With critics and fans raving about her music, she was soon signed to Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy label. In 2009, she released her first full length LP, titled The ArchAndroid. The album would later be nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 2011 Grammys.

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