OKP News: D’Angelo Confirmed To Play BET Awards–1st Televised Performance in 10+ Yrs [7/1]

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D'Angelo performing live at GQ photo shoot

In case you missed this morning’s tweet, the prodigal player AKA D’Angelo has been confirmed to appear at the BET Awards which airs on Sunday July 1st (8/7c) and is hosted by Samuel L. Jackson. Not just appear but perform–his first televised performance in more than a decade–along side a star-studded line-up that includes Usher, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Big Sean and 2 Chainz. As Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, put it:

“Usually, we love to keep surprises…but this year we want EVERYONE watching when D’Angelo takes the stage at the BET Awards! –his talents have been away from us for far too long and we’re excited and honored that he’s decided to make his American re-entry at this year’s BET Awards.”

D’Angelo’s first stateside concert (official, that is–see the first unscheduled live appearance happened at Bonnaroo’s super-jam) will take place July 6th at The Essence Festival in New Orleans–get full details via Okayplayer’s Top 10 Summer Music Festivals.

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