R&B singer/songwriter D'Angelo is currently putting the finishing touches on his eagerly anticipated new album at a studio in Hollywood, CA. The platinum selling R&B-soul singer-songwriter is scheduled to release his new studio album in spring 2009 through the RCA Music Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
"D'Angelo is completely and totally immersed in this album," says D'Angelo's spokesperson Dyana Williams. "This is the next level of his artistic expression. He is like a proud father and this album is his musical child. This album will be well worth the wait." Donna Caseine of Universal Music Publishing Group agrees: "D'Angelo has inspired many artists and writers as if he had been recording for decades. This is certainly one of the most anticipated records for 2009."
When he is not totally immersed in the recording of his new album, D'Angelo has been vigorously working out in preparation for his upcoming tour in 2009. The singer-songwriter's commitment to personal fitness and health has given him the clarity needed to focus on his music. "D'Angelo is looking good and training hard," says Mark Jenkins, D'Angelo's personal trainer.
D'Angelo recently announced his return with the digital release of his iTunes exclusive single "I Found My Smile Again" (Remake) which is currently up for a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Male Vocal Performance. The track showcases D'Angelo's perfection of soul fusion, a genre that mixes everything from funk and jazz to hints of hip-hop with some of the most charismatic R&B vocal styling. Peter Edge, Creative Executive, RCA Music Group is excited by the response to the latest single and is quick to point out the wide appeal of D'Angelo's talents: "I want D'Angelo to be a big, universal superstar who could transcend genre and appeal to everyone. He's that good!"
D'Angelo remains one of the founding fathers of the R&B soul movement of the middle to late '90s, which took classic R&B and fused it with new age hip-hop soul. His debut album "Brown Sugar" won him countless die-hard fans, not to mention double platinum success. His follow-up "Voodoo" debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 and earned D'Angelo a Grammy for Best R&B Album, plus a second Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Untitled (How Does It Feel)."