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

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.DAngelo-GQ

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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