R&B and neo-soul singer, music producer, and songwriter. His best-known albums include Brown Sugar and Voodoo.
He was born Michael Eugene Archer. He began playing piano at the age of three. At eighteen, he left school to pursue a music career in New York City.
He was born in Richmond, Virginia and was raised in the Pentecostal faith by a minister father. D'Angelo had a son with fellow singer Angie Stone.
He was influenced by the musical style and career of Marvin Gaye.