D’Angelo’s Third Album 90 Percent Finished, Says Manager

D’Angelo will formally break his 12-year hiatus from music this year, according to manager Kevin Liles. While a specific release date has not been confirmed for the anticipated third studio album, at one point titled “James River,” Liles says the project is 90-95% finished.

“It’s 12 years of emotion, passion and love for music that has been pent up,” Liles told Billboard. “D’Angelo is finally going to share all of that. It’s a special space where he’s not searching for a song — he’s reaching for your soul.”

Following his debut “Brown Sugar” (1995) and follow up “Vodoo” (2000), D’Angelo has tapped ?uestlove and Q-Tip for the effort, which he primarily penned and produced.

Since “Brown Sugar,” D’Angelo has sold over 3 million albums worldwide according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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