D'Angelo Similar Artists

Erykah Badu - 100% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul Drama Television Reggae Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Documentaries
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

Bilal - 89% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul
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

Maxwell - 75% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul Drama
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Dwele - 62% match to D'Angelo

Genres: 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

Musiq Soulchild - 62% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Talib Johnson, 16 September 1977, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This Philadelphia-based singer was one of several new artists to emerge in the neo-soul renaissance prompted by the success of artists such as D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill. Raised in a music-loving family, Johnson first made an impression at Philadelphia showcases such as The Five Spot and Wilhemina’s. Read more

Jill Scott - 60% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Drama Comedy R&B / Soul Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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

Raphael Saadiq - 59% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Television Documentaries
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

Anthony Hamilton - 57% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap Documentaries Drama
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

Donny Hathaway - 47% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Disco
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

Curtis Mayfield - 41% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul Drama Pop / Rock Funk Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Electronic & Ambient Action & Adventure Christian & Gospel Documentaries R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 June 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 26 December 1999, Roswell, Georgia, USA. As songwriter and vocalist with the Impressions, Mayfield established an early reputation as one of soul music’s most intuitive talents. In the decade between 1961 and 1971, he penned a succession of exemplary singles for his group, including ‘Gypsy Woman’ (1961), ‘It’s Read more

Jodeci - 41% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Among the more eloquent practitioners of ‘new jack swing’ or swingbeat, Jodeci enjoyed huge success in the USA during the 90s. The band was formed by two pairs of brothers: Joel ‘JoJo’ (10 June 1971, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) and Cedric ‘K-Ci’ Hailey (b. 2 September 1969, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA), and ‘Mr’ Dalvin and Donal Read more

Lauryn Hill - 41% match to D'Angelo

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Drama R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Reggae Urban & Rap Kids & Family Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Comedy
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 May 1975, South Orange, New Jersey, USA. The multi-talented Hill originally balanced an acting career, which included a cameo in the Whoopi Goldberg vehicle Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit, with her degree course and membership of the Fugees. The trio, comprising Hill and rappers Pras and Wyclef Jean, shot to hip-hop super stardom when their second album The Score became Read more

Sly & The Family Stone - 41% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Television Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly influential US band was formed in San Francisco, California, in 1967 by brothers Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart, 15 March 1943, Denton, Texas, USA) and Freddie Stone (b. Frederick Stewart, 5 June 1946, Vallejo, California, USA; guitar), with Cynthia Robinson (b. 12 January 1946, Sacramento, California, USA; trumpet), Jerry Martini (b. 1 October 1943, Colorado, USA; Read more

Stevie Wonder - 40% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Drama Funk Documentaries Musicals & The Arts Vocals Soundtracks Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Steveland Judkins, 13 May 1950, Saginaw, Michigan, USA. Born Judkins, Wonder now prefers to be known as Steveland Morris after his mother’s married name. He was born with rerolental fibroplasia, a disease of the eyes that affects prematurely born babies. This caused permanent blindness but despite this handicap, Wonder began to learn the piano at the age of seven, and h Read more

Jazmine Sullivan - 39% match to D'Angelo

Genres: R&B / Soul
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