D'Angelo Similar Artists

Bilal - 100% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Bilal Sayeed Oliver, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This talented R&B singer-songwriter and keyboard player received formal training in voice and jazz and big band arrangements at the Mannes Music Conservatory in New York. Back in Philadelphia he was encouraged to become a recording artist by brothers Fa and Damu Mtume, founders of the Moyo Entertainment label. Relocat Read more

Dwele - 84% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Andwele Gardner, Detroit, Michigan, USA. That this innovative nu soul artist’s full first name means ‘God has brought me’ in Swahili is frequently cited as fitting for a man considered as an outstanding talent. This may be overstating the case but, nevertheless, the former rapper’s juxtaposition of R&B, spoken word, jazz and the swagger of underground Read more

Maxwell - 84% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Erykah Badu - 68% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Erica Abi Wright, 26 February 1971, Dallas, Texas, USA. This uncompromising R&B performer has made rapid progress in her brief career to date. Initially signed to Kedar Entertainment, Badu effortlessly repeated the label’s blueprint for success that propelled D’Angelo to international stardom in the late 90s. Her 1997 debut album, Baduizm, was largely self-writ Read more

Jill Scott - 54% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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4 April 1972, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This modern R&B singer toured with the Roots and Erykah Badu before embarking on a solo career, after striking a recording contract with the Hidden Beach label. Her other credits include co-writing the Roots’ Grammy Award-winning single ‘You Got Me’, writing and contributing vocals on Common’s acclaimed 2 Read more

Anthony Hamilton - 52% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 January 1971, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Soul vocalist Hamilton was raised in Charlotte, and began singing as a member of his local church choir before graduating to the city’s nightclub circuit. He relocated to New York City in 1993 and signed a recording contract with Uptown Records, but plans to release his completed debut album fell through when the label fo Read more

Roy Hargrove - 51% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Jazz Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 October 1969, Waco, Texas, USA. Hargrove’s father was in the US Air Force which meant that in his early years, growing up in Mart, a small town just outside Waco, he lived with his grandparents. He started playing trumpet at the age of nine and when his father settled in Dallas, Texas, he began playing music in school thanks to the school band. At home, on records, h Read more

Slum Village - 50% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originating from the Conant Gardens section of Detroit, Michigan, USA, the rap outfit Slum Village first came together during the mid-90s. The group originally comprised rhymers Muhammed Baatin and T-3, plus producer J Dilla aka Jay Dee (James Yancey, 7 February 1974, USA, d. 10 February 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA). The latter had previously worked with Pharcyde, A T Read more

Raphael Saadiq - 46% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Charlie Ray Wiggins, 14 May 1966, Oakland, California, USA. This multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer first came to prominence as a part of soul trio Tony! Toni! Toné!. Enjoying a string of US R&B hits in the late 80s and early 90s, the trio were a notable influence on the neo-soul scene that emerged at the end of the 90s. After Tony! Toni! Toné! spli Read more

Raheem DeVaughn - 42% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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New Jersey, USA. This R&B vocalist is the son of noted jazz cellist Abdul Wadud, and naturally his early years were spent in a musical environment. Raised in Maryland, DeVaughn began singing in a vocal group at college and before long was devoting all his energies to making music his career. He formed the Urban Ave 31 project with vocalist Tennyson Richards and producer Read more

Donny Hathaway - 41% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 October 1945, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 13 January 1979, New York City, New York, USA. Originally schooled in the gospel tradition, this versatile artist was raised in St. Louis and majored in musical theory at Howard University in Washington DC. He performed in a cocktail jazz trio before gaining employment as a producer with Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records. A duet Read more

Floetry - 41% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Before even having a record in the stores, the members of the UK-bred neo-soul duo Floetry, singers Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart, were already songwriting veterans, having penned songs for renowned figures such as Michael Jackson, Glenn Lewis, Bilal, and Jill Scott, among others. Ambrosius and Stewart first met as members of different London, England-based basketball te Read more

Georgia Anne Muldrow - 39% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Amel Larrieux - 38% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Perhaps best known as the singer for the short-lived mid-90s R&B outfit, Groove Theory, Amel Larrieux has also lent her vocal talents to recordings by several renowned outfits, in addition to launching a solo career shortly after the dawn of the twenty-first century.Larrieux was raised in Manhattan, in an a Read more

Rahsaan Patterson - 38% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 January 1974, New York, USA. Progressive urban R&B vocalist Rahsaan Patterson attracted strong reviews upon the release of his self-titled 1997 debut album. A collection of ballads combining strong melodic and rhythmic elements, critics were impressed both by his sonorous voice and the maturity of the songwriting, earning the singer comparisons to artists such as Maxw Read more


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