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D’Angelo Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth February 11, 1974
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
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 SugarVoodooMe and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of MineLadyHeaven Must Be Like ThisUntitled (How Does It Feel)Feel Like Makin’ LoveI Found My Smile Again, UnshakenBetray My HeartReally 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.

Born Name

Michael Eugene Archer

Other Names

D’Angelo, D (“Dee”), Mike

D'Angelo as seen while performing at Pori Jazz festival in Pori, Finland
D’Angelo as seen while performing at Pori Jazz festival in Pori, Finland (Roquai / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Richmond, Virginia, United States

Nationality

American

American

Education

D’Angelo dropped out of school when he was 18 years old in order to pursue his passion for music.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Record Producer

Family

  • Father – Luther Archer Sr. (A Pentecostal preacher)
  • Mother – Mariann Smith (Legal Secretary)
  • Siblings – Luther Archer (Brother) (Musician)

Manager

He has been managed by Kedar Massenburg, best known for bringing Erykah Badu to fame.

Genre

Neo-soul, Funk, Hip Hop Soul, R&B, Progressive Soul

Instruments

Vocals, Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion

Label

EMI, Virgin Records, RCA Records

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth had been $2 Million.

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

D’Angelo has dated –

  1. 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

Black

D'Angelo performing at Brixton Academy in London in February 2012
D’Angelo performing at Brixton Academy in London in February 2012 (Phil Sheard / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Often sings high notes (falsettos)

Religion

He was raised in a Pentecostal household.

D’Angelo Facts

  1. He was just 3 years old when his older brother spotted him playing the piano.
  2. 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.”
  3. The deaths of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. also had a major impact on him during the period.
  4. Some of his other musical influences include soul artist Al Green, funk artist George Clinton, and Afrobeat artist Fela Kuti.
  5. D’Angelo won the amateur talent competition at the Apollo Theater in Harlem 3 weeks in a row at the age of 18.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. He went on a 14-year hiatus sometime after the release of his 2nd album Voodoo.
  10. He has struggled with alcoholism.

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