|D’Angelo Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||February 11, 1974|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
D’Angelo is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who has worked on many albums and tracks like Brown Sugar, Voodoo, Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine, Lady, Heaven Must Be Like This, Untitled (How Does It Feel), Feel Like Makin’ Love, I Found My Smile Again, Unshaken, Betray My Heart, Really Love, Left & Right (ft. Method Man and Redman), and She’s Always in My Hair. Alongside artists like Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, and Angie Stone, D’Angelo has been associated with the neo-soul movement. His 2nd studio album Voodoo won a Grammy for “Best R&B Album” while its lead single Untitled (How Does It Feel) won a Grammy for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”. GQ credited him as the next Marvin Gaye in 2014.
Michael Eugene Archer
D’Angelo, D (“Dee”), Mike
Richmond, Virginia, United States
D’Angelo dropped out of school when he was 18 years old in order to pursue his passion for music.
Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Record Producer
- Father – Luther Archer Sr. (A Pentecostal preacher)
- Mother – Mariann Smith (Legal Secretary)
- Siblings – Luther Archer (Brother) (Musician)
He has been managed by Kedar Massenburg, best known for bringing Erykah Badu to fame.
Neo-soul, Funk, Hip Hop Soul, R&B, Progressive Soul
Vocals, Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion
EMI, Virgin Records, RCA Records
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth had been $2 Million.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
D’Angelo has dated –
- Angie Stone – He was in a relationship with singer, songwriter, actor, theatre actor, musician, and record producer Angie Stone in the 1990s. Their son, Michael D’Angelo Archer II, was born in 1998 and D’Angelo also helped produce her debut album, Black Diamond.
Note – D’Angelo also fathers 2 other children – a daughter named Imani Archer (b. 1999) and a son named Morocco Prince Archer (b. 2010).
Race / Ethnicity
Often sings high notes (falsettos)
He was raised in a Pentecostal household.
- He was just 3 years old when his older brother spotted him playing the piano.
- D’Angelo has been greatly inspired by musician Prince and in a 1995 interview, he discussed the influence of the musician on his approach to recording his debut album, stating “I was one of those guys who read the album credits and I realized that Prince was a true artist. He wrote, produced, and performed, and that’s the way I wanted to do it.”
- The deaths of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. also had a major impact on him during the period.
- Some of his other musical influences include soul artist Al Green, funk artist George Clinton, and Afrobeat artist Fela Kuti.
- D’Angelo won the amateur talent competition at the Apollo Theater in Harlem 3 weeks in a row at the age of 18.
- On July 3, 1995, he released his debut studio album titled Brown Sugar via EMI and it was certified ‘Platinum’ by the United States (RIAA) and ‘Gold’ by the United Kingdom (BPI). Also, the album peaked at number #4 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at number #22 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
- He released his critically acclaimed 2nd studio album Voodoo on January 25, 2000. The album peaked at number #1 on both US Billboard 200 and US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) charts.
- D’Angelo was considered for the role of Romeo in the 2002 romantic comedy-drama film Juwanna Mann. However, the part finally went to singer Ginuwine.
- He went on a 14-year hiatus sometime after the release of his 2nd album Voodoo.
- He has struggled with alcoholism.
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