D’Angelo was one of the founding fathers of the R&B soul movement of the mid to late ’90s, which took classic R&B fused it with new age hip-hop soul. D’Angelo’s debut album, “Brown Sugar” earned him significant critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine and put him in line with fellow contemporaries Me’Shell NdegÃ©ocello, Joi, Omar and Dionne Farris. The albumâ€™s double platinum success triggered extensive touring and soundtrack recordings for films like Space Jam, Get On The Bus, Down In The Delta, and Scream 2; and a duet with Erykah Badu for the â€œMarvin Is 60: A Tribute Album.”
The singer-songwriter’s follow-up, “Voodoo”, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200, despite a five-year wait in between and positioned him firmly at the top of the R&B heap. Produced and written by Dâ€™Angelo and recorded live with no overdubs, “Voodoo” featured high profile collaborations with Raphael Saadiq, Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, Method Man and Redman.
R&B-soul singer-songwriter D’Angelo has returned with his single “I Found My Smile Again” (Remake), which was just released exclusively through iTunes on September 30th. The track is a true representation of D’Angelo’s soul fusion, as the song is sprinkled with hints of hip hop, funk and jazz and layered with some of the most charismatic R&B vocal styling.
“We’re excited about D’Angelo’s new single and look forward to connecting with fans over the coming months as we prepare for the release of his new album next year,” says D’Angelo’s manager, Lindsay Guion.
D’Angelo is currently putting the finishing touches on the next chapter in his book of musical fusion with his third solo offering, which is slated for release in early 2009 through the RCA Music Group and J Records.