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D’Angelo

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D’Angelo was among the founders and leading lighting from the neo-soul motion from the mid- to later ’90s, which directed to bring the organic taste of vintage R&B back again to the hip-hop age group. Modeling himself on famous brands Marvin Gaye, Stevie Question, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green, D’Angelo’s affects didn’t just run into in his vocal design — like the majority of of those performers, he published his own materials, and frequently created it aswell, assisting to revive the idea of the R&B auteur. His debut recording, Dark brown Sugar, gradually gained him an target audience so devoted the follow-up, Voodoo, debuted at number 1 despite a five-year wait around among. The await his third recording — at one stage tentatively entitled Wayne River — was a lot longer. Michael D’Angelo Archer was created Feb 11, 1974, in Richmond, Virginia, the child of the Pentecostal minister. He started teaching himself piano as an extremely young child, with age group 18 he received the amateur skill competition at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre three weeks inside a row. He was briefly an associate of the hip-hop group known as I.D.U. and agreed upon a publishing cope with EMI in 1991. His initial major success emerged in 1994 because the co-writer and co-producer of the very best Five R&B one “U Will Understand” over the Jason’s Lyric soundtrack; it highlighted a one-time all-star R&B aggregate dubbed Dark Guys United. That helped result in his debut single record, Dark brown Glucose, released in July 1995. Helped with the name track, also a high Five R&B one, a cover of Smokey Robinson and Marv Tarplin’s “Cruisin'” (amount ten R&B), and “Female” (number 2 R&B), Dark brown Sugar captured on with R&B supporters looking for an alternative solution towards the hip-hop spirit dominating the metropolitan contemporary landscape. Alongside performers like Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, and collaborator Angie Rock, D’Angelo became section of a retro-leaning, neo-soul revivalist motion. Dark brown Glucose received enormously complimentary testimonials and marketed over two million copies, and D’Angelo backed it with comprehensive touring on the next 2 yrs. And — very little of anything occurred. D’Angelo took time off to rest and divide acrimoniously along with his administration; meanwhile, EMI proceeded to go under, departing his 1998 stopgap discharge Live on the Jazz Cafe, London away from print. Sometimes, D’Angelo added a cover melody to a film soundtrack, including Eddie Kendricks’ “Gal You will need a Transformation of Brain” (Can get on the Bus), the Ohio Players’ “Heaven SHOULD BE SUCH AS THIS” (Down within the Delta), and Prince’s “She’s Generally in My Locks” (Scream 2). He also duetted with Lauryn Hill on “Nothing at all Even Issues,” a lower from her Grammy-winning blockbuster The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Still, enthusiasts awaiting an effective follow-up to Dark brown Sugar remained discouraged — initially by no information whatsoever, and by regular delays within the documenting process as well as the planned release day. Finally, Voodoo with premiered in January 2000 and debuted at number 1, an indication from the size and devotion of D’Angelo’s group of fans. An exceptionally collaborative recording, it was documented at exactly the same time as Erykah Badu’s Mama’s Weapon and Common’s Like Drinking water for Chocolates and involved a lot of the same employees, a few of whom — including D’Angelo, Badu, Common, ?uestlove, J Dilla, Q-Tip, and Wayne Poyser –were dubbed the Soulquarians. The incredibly Prince-like lead one, “Untitled (SO HOW EXACTLY DOES It Experience),” was a smash over the R&B graphs and gained a Grammy for Greatest Male R&B Vocal; furthermore, Voodoo gained for Greatest R&B Album. Testimonials of Voodoo had been once again extremely positive, although several critics objected towards the looser, even more atmospheric, even more jam-oriented feel from the record, preferring the tighter songcraft of Dark brown Sugar. Through the entire remainder from the 2000s, D’Angelo produced only a small number of documented guest appearances. Especially, he took component in a edition of Fela Kuti’s “Drinking water No Get Foe,” documented for the Crimson Sizzling hot + Riot compilation. Raphael Saadiq’s “Become Right here” and Snoop Dogg’s “Picture” were occasions by virtue of the artist’s simple existence, while two variations from the Dilla creation “UP TO NOW to visit” — 1st noticed on Dilla’s posthumous The Glowing, after that reworked for Common’s Getting Forever — also reunited him with previous Soulquarian companions. D’Angelo’s sporadic innovative activity, coupled with publicized personal difficulties, bordered on tragic. His third recording, reported to be entitled Wayne River, was originally credited in ’09 2009 but didn’t materialize. In January 2013, Billboard asked collaborator ?uestlove regarding the position of D’Angelo’s long-awaited third studio room recording. He informed the publication that “99% of it really is done.” For this period, D’Angelo was carrying out more regularly, including European membership dates and dispersed festival performances. In March 2014, Live on the Jazz Cafe, London, extended and reissued through Virgin, offered as stopgap item once more. Through the second week of this December, cryptic content on various social media marketing systems announced “Dark Messiah is arriving.” Among the first warnings originated from Nelson George, who acquired recently highlighted D’Angelo for his Locating the Funk documentary and conversed using the musician for the public discussion facilitated by Crimson Bull Music Academy. Over the evening from the 14th, George hosted a special hearing party for Dark Messiah, an record acknowledged to D’Angelo and his support music group, dubbed the Vanguard. The sprawling established, even more daring and outward searching than Voodoo, premiered the following day time for the RCA label.

Quick Facts


Full Name D'Angelo
Salary 5.103 million USD
Height 1.68 m
Nationality American
Spouse Don Lorenzo Salviati
Children Michael Archer
Parents Mariann Smith, Luther Archer Sr.
Awards Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Male, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Male, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist
Music Groups Black Men United
Music Songs Untitled, Lady, Cruisin', Brown Sugar, Really Love, Me and Those Dreamin' Eyes of Mine, Send It On, Devil's Pie, The Charade, Betray My Heart, Sugah Daddy, I Found My Smile Again, Chicken Grease, Ain't That Easy, Spanish Joint, 1000 Deaths, When We Get By, She's Always in My Hair, One Mo'Gin, Shit, Damn, Motherfucker, Another Life, Jonz in My Bonz, Left And Right, Feel Like Making Love, Till It's Done, Heaven, Back to the Future, Part I, Playa Playa, The Root, Greatdayndamornin'/Booty, So Far To Go, Back to the Future, Part II
Albums Black Messiah, Voodoo, Brown Sugar, The Best So Far..., Voodoo DJ Soul Essentials, Live at the Jazz Cafe, Live at the Jazz Cafe, London, Made In America Festival 2012, Live In Stockholm
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video, Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Soul Train Music Award for Album of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for MTV Amour
Movies Jools Holland: Later ... Hip Hop Soul, The Best of NeoSoul, Raphael Saadiq: Live from the Artists Den
TV Shows Hands of a Stranger, Trial: The Price of Passion, Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills, Talk to Me


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#Fact
1 Is a musician, fluent with several instruments including Piano, Drums,Organ, Bass guitar, Guitar and Saxophone.
2 Was considered for the role of Romeo in Juwanna Mann (2002).
3 Ranked #23 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
4 He has a child by singer Angie Stone: Michael Archer Junior.
5 Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Magic Mike XXL 2015 writer: "Untitled How Does It Feel" - as Michael D'Angelo Archer
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Big Dirty List Show: 50 Years of Sex and Music 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Untitled How Does it Feel"
The Central Park Five 2012 Documentary writer: "Time Travelin' A Tribute to Fela"
No Strings Attached 2011/I performer: "UNTITLED HOW DOES IT FEEL" / writer: "UNTITLED HOW DOES IT FEEL" - as Michael D'Angelo Archer
He's Just Not That Into You 2009 performer: "Send It On" / writer: "Send It On" - as Michael Archer
Entourage 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nip/Tuck 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Later... With Jools Holland 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sopranos TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Baby Boy 2001 performer: "Talk Sh*t 2 Ya" / producer: "Talk Sh*t 2 Ya" / writer: "Talk Sh*t 2 Ya"
The Best Man 1999 performer: "Shit, Damn, Motherfucka" / writer: "Shit, Damn, Motherfucka"
Flava TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Belly 1998 performer: "Devil's Pie" / writer: "Devil's Pie"
Scream 2 1997 performer: "She's Always in My Hair" / producer: "She's Always in My Hair"
Men in Black 1997 performer: "The 'Notic"
The Chris Rock Show 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Space Jam 1996 performer: "I Found My Smile Again" / producer: "I Found My Smile Again" / writer: "I Found My Smile Again"
High School High 1996 performer: "Your Precious Love"
Get on the Bus 1996 performer: "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind"
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate 1996 performer: "Brown Sugar" / writer: "Brown Sugar" - as Michael Archer
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley 2015 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Made in America 2013 Documentary Himself
Finding the Funk 2013 Documentary Himself
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival 2012 TV Movie Himself - Performer
BET Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story 2011 Documentary Himself (voice)
The Shooter Series: Vol. 1 2009 Video Himself
50 Sexiest Video Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
VH1: Men Strike Back 2000 TV Special Himself - Performer
2000 MTV Movie Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000 TV Series Himself
CNN World Beat 2000 TV Series As Himself
The Chris Rock Show 1997-1999 TV Series Himself
After New Year's Eve with David Sanborn 1999 TV Movie Himself - Musician
The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Emporio Armani: A Private Party 1996 TV Movie Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Special 1996 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1995-1996 TV Series documentary Himself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1996 TV Series Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1995 TV Series Himself
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Himself
Flava 1999 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album · The Vanguard
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Song · Gina Figueroa (songwriter)
· Kendra Foster (songwriter)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Record of the Year · The Vanguard (artist)
· Brent Fischer (producer)
· Russell Elevado (engineer/mixer)
· Ben Kane (engineer/mixer)
· Rafa Sardina (engineer/mixer)
· Dave Collins (mastering engineer)
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group · Roy Hargrove
2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special 2000 MTV Movie Awards (2000)


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#Quote
1 (explaining his concept behind "Untitled" music video) "Well, I want you to feel what I was feeling or try to at least express that," he explains of his unintentional sex appeal. "It's [his sensuality] a part of me. It's always been a part of me. I never thought about it until after the fact. I never really explored it like that. It's not that I never wrote songs like that. They just weren't on Brown Sugar. I just wanted to do a song like that."

#Trademark
1 Often sings high notes (falsettos)
2 Cornrows

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