D'Angelo is an American R&B
and neo soul singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
Michael Eugene Archer
February 11, 1974 (age
Richmond, Virginia, United States
R&B, neo soul, funk, soul, jazz fusion
Singer-songwriter, keyboardist, producer
Vocals, piano, keyboard, Hammond organ, drums, bass, Rhodes piano, guitar
De La Soul
Did You Know:
• Has a son, Michael Jr., with fellow neo-soul singer
• Daughter Imani, born in October 1999
• Arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and driving under the influence in January 2005
A little bit different. In Europe they're more calm, more reserved, you know what I mean? Here, in the States, people are more wild, a little more open. I guess it takes a lot to impress those people up there in Europe. Especially in London.
Yeah. I'm making black music. That's the only outline for me, really. That's the only boundary to stay with. It's soul music. I'm going all out in those terms.
Yeah, there are certain things. But I don't know if it is as simple as pointing your finger at them like that, because it depends on the whole feel of a song. I mean, you can have some real country instruments in a song, like a slide guitar, but if you do them right the soul of the music is black. If you do it fight then it sounds like some old blues shit.
Grammy Award for Best R&B Song - Really Love
Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album (Voodoo) and Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male ("Untitled (How Does It Feel)")
American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist