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D’Angelo to Perform at 2012 BET Awards

D’Angelo at Bonnaroo’s Superjam

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The soul crooner who kept the ladies sweatin’ through the 90’s is set to make a triumphant return to music at the BET Awards 2012!

BET has announced that R&B singer D’Angelo will perform at the 2012 BET Awards, marking his first televised performance in a dozen years. After the success of his 2000 album Voodoo, D’Angelo stepped away from music, but the singer has been rejuvenated lately, performing at Bonnaroo’s Superjam and lining up performances at the Essence Music Festival in early July and the Made in America event in September. Recently, Questlove revealed D’Angelo has recorded around 30 new tracks over the past few years, expressing hope that the singer will release a new album soon.

Usher, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and 2 Chainz are among the performers already announced for the BET Awards. The awards show will air on July 1st, with Kanye West leading the way with seven nominations.

June 10, 2012: Surprise Homecoming

Just this month, D’Angelo warmed up for his U.S. tour with first stateside performance in over a decade at the music fest, Bonnarroo. Musically directed by Questlove, an awesome collection of Quest’s friends played alongside D’Angelo including, Time guitarist Jesse Johnson and Pino Palladino, bassist for the Who.  This time, he didn’t perform any of his signature hits but he did perform some classics like Led Zeppelin’s “What Is and What Should Never Be” and the Beatles’ “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.”