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Watch D’Angelo Perform Extended Version Of “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” At The Apollo

D'Angelo performed his first post-Black Messiah show at the Apollo last night, on the same stage where he performed at an amateur talent competition in 1991 and won three nights in a row. He ended the night with an extended 14-minute-long version of the Voodoo single "Untitled (How Does It Feel)." You can watch… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015

Solange Enlists Beyoncé, Dave Longstreth, Ariel Rechtshaid, A-Trak To Reflect On D’Angelo’s Voodoo

January 25 marked the 15th anniversary of D'Angelo's seminal Voodoo. Its follow-up, Black Messiah, dropped out of nowhere back in December and it's a total masterpiece. If anything, it underscores Voodoo's well-established greatness. Solange's label, Saint Records, published an homage to Voodoo on the site Saint Heron, asking for musicians to contribute a few… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 4, 2015

Watch D’Angelo’s Stunning Saturday Night Live Debut

D'Angelo continued his comeback with a spot as the musical guest on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live. It was his first time ever on SNL, his first performance in support of his new album, and his first TV performance in a long while. He was accompanied by his backing band the Vanguard, and… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015

D’Angelo Is Playing SNL

D'Angelo has not played music on TV in many, many years. But with the surprise release of his much-loved comeback album Black Messiah, he is back out there in the world. And now we'll all get to see exactly how he gets it done onstage. The man will serve as musical guest on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015

D’Angelo’s First Post-Black Messiah Show Is At The Apollo

D'Angelo's long-awaited third album Black Messiah was so rapturously received that it made its way to #1 in The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll despite being released just 11 days before the voting deadline (not to mention its #4 finish in our readers' poll, the Gummys). Now he'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 16, 2015

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This makes two years in a row now that an actual Album Of The Year contender has been released in the pre-holiday murk, a time traditionally reserved for Christmas compilations and extensive box sets, a time after lists of the year's best albums have been published. That's too bad -- it would be nice to… More »

By: Stereogum / December 19, 2014

Premature Evaluation: D’Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah

Every once in awhile, an artist somewhere on the R&B/soul/black music spectrum releases an album that's simultaneously an attempt to come to grips with America, and to tell America to go fuck itself. Among the totemic examples are Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland, Sly And The Family Stone's There's A Riot Goin' On, Funkadelic's America EatsMore »

By: Phil Freeman / December 15, 2014

Stream D’Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah

There's been lots of speculation, especially among dorks like us, about which superstar would drop a surprise album by the end of the year: Kanye West? Kendrick Lamar? Beyoncé? Nobody expected the late year's big surprise release to be the mysterious, mercurial album that the elusive R&B legend D'Angelo has been working on for the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2014

D’Angelo – “Sugah Daddy”

When D'Angelo's manager Kevin Liles promised that the legendary R&B singer's third album would be out this year after a 14-year gap since Voodoo, we wrote: "We'll believe all this when it happens." Well, it's happening. News broke Friday that Black Messiah -- credited to D'Angelo And The Vanguard -- will be outMore »

By: Chris DeVille / December 14, 2014

D’Angelo Announces Long-Anticipated Third Album Black Messiah

D'Angelo released his classic sophomore album Voodoo nearly 15 years ago. Since then, there's been a ton of talk that he's working on the mysterious follow-up album -- in June, his manager said it'd be out in 2014 -- but the album itself has, of course, not arrived. But now, we've got a YouTube… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2014

D’Angelo’s Manager Says New Album Will Definitely Be Out This Year

It's been 14 long years since D'Angelo released Voodoo, his sophomore album and masterpiece. In the years since, D'Angelo has gone into reclusion and come back out again, and we've heard vague rumblings about the possible follow-up for years. That album is R&B's Chinese Democracy, the album that won't seem real until it actually come… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014

Pattern Is Movement – “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” (D’Angelo Cover) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Pattern Is Movement have been covering D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" live for a few years now, but this is the first time we are hearing a studio recording from the Philly-based duo. It's undeniable that Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward are outstanding musicians -- we have heard them cover other notable artistsMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 30, 2013

The Music Of Prince (Feat. D’Angelo, Elvis Costello, Fred Armisen, & More) @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 3/7/13

Last night, a motley crew of stage and screen stars paid tribute to newly resurgent pop legend Prince at NYC's Carnegie Hall. Among the performers: D'Angelo, the Waterboys, Elvis Costello, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Talib Kweli, Sandra Bernhard, Nina Persson (the Cardigans), the Blind Boys Of Alabama, Betty Lavette, and Fred Armisen, who ha… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 8, 2013

Watch D’Angelo Play Brooklyn Bowl

Grumble, grumble, grumble. Last night, while a tons of my colleagues were headed to Brooklyn Bowl to see Questlove and D'Angelo perform together as the Soulquarians, I was in a Hell's Kitchen surf bar with two of my friends working through our FOMO and reminiscing about D'Angelo's performance at last summer's Made In America Festival. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 5, 2013

Watch Kanye, D’Angelo, More Play B.E.T. Awards 2012

Last night, BET broadcasted their BET Awards, a ceremony that went down at L.A.'s the Shrine Auditorium and featured a star-studded performance lineup as folks like Kanye West and G.O.O.D Music, D'Angelo, Usher, Nicki Minaj and many more took the stage. Notably, Kanye & G.O.O.D. played "Mercy," "Cold," and unveiled "New God Flow,"… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 2, 2012

The Top 20 Albums We’ve Been Waiting For Forever

In the June 2, 2012 issue of the NME, Kevin Shields said the long-awaited third album from My Bloody Valentine –- the first since 1991's classic Loveless –- is imminent. The UK mag quotes Shields as saying the album will be released "sooner rather than later," perhaps even this year. For more than two… More »

By: Lauretta Charlton / June 26, 2012

Stream D’Angelo’s Surprise Bonnaroo Set

This year's Bonnaroo-culminating "Superjam" was curated by the Roots' Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, and during the 90-minute show he brought out special guest D'Angelo, the first time the R&B singer has touched an American stage in quite some time. The jam session -- which also featured people like percussionist Frank Knuckles, bassist Pino Palladino, saxophonist Eric… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 11, 2012

Hear James Blake’s D’Angelo Remix

James Blake has long been interested in keening R&B longing and warped, diffuse songwriting, so it's only natural that he'd be a D'Angelo fan. And during a guest DJ set on BBC Radio 1 this past weekend, he busted out a remix of "Left & Right," the Method Man/Redman collab from D'Angelo's classic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2012

D’Angelo Covers “Space Oddity” In Paris

Y'all might have heard that D'Angelo is back, but so far, his performances are flexing more muscle than anyone could have anticipated. In Paris' Le Zénith, D'Angelo covered David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and it's a fairly special, if not somewhat straightforward, rendition where D'Angelo leads his band, the Testimony, on acoustic guitar. Watch it… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 30, 2012

Watch D’Angelo Return To The Stage In Sweden

R&B enigma has been out of the game for more than a decade, ever since he finished touring behind his 2000 album Voodoo. He's supposedly been recording this whole time, but we've only heard a few isolated shreds of evidence, like this freaked-out "Black Hole Sun" cover. Earlier today, though, the man apparently performed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2012
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