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D’Angelo is set to take the stage this weekend for another legendary Verzuz battle. Find out how to stream the battle live online.

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D’Angelo is set to take the stage this weekend for another legendary Verzuz battle to close out Black History Month. He will return to the stage on Saturday, February 27th at Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater for a special Verzuz livestream event. D’Angelo has announced a special Verzuz concert with friends, which will stream live from the historic The Apollo on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

The soul singer will be coming to fans live from the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, where in 1995, he performed his classic “Brown Sugar,” supported by a live band.

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Swizz Beatz and Timbaland shared the exciting news from the @Verzuztv Instagram account, along with old footage from D’Angelo’s performance, where he was introduced by the former host Steve Harvey.

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“There is only ONE @TheDAngelo, and he’s bringing a few FRIENDS with him on Saturday night to #VERZUZ, at the iconic @ApolloTheater,” read the caption.

Fans took to the comments to predict which “friends” might be making an appearance. Most suggested artists like Raphael Saadiq, Maxwell, Questlove and The Roots, as well as rappers Common and Method Man.

Many suggested Anthony Hamilton and Angie Stone, both of whom sang backup for D’Angelo in the ’90s and early 2000s.

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“It would be a miracle if he got Lauryn Hill there for ‘Nothing Really Matters,’” wrote one fan, while another said, “I’m so ready for some real R&B music.”

Tune into the first Verzuz at the Apollo with D’Angelo and “friends” Saturday at 9 p.m. EST on Instagram Live or in HD on Apple Music.

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Show:  D’Angelo vz. Friends battle

Date: Saturday Feb. 27

Time:  8 p.m. ET

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The soul crooner shared the news during an Instagram live broadcast on Sunday night. He also hinted that a new album is coming soon. While chatting with D-Nice on Instagram, he said “yes sir” when D-Nice mentioned there was a project in the works. The mysterious album will follow his critically-acclaimed 2014 LP, Black Messiah, which won Best R&B Album at the 58th Grammy Awards.

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In 2019, it was reported that D’Angelo was working on new music. Carine Bijlsma, the director behind his documentary, Devil’s Pie — D’Angelo, confirmed the information. “He was in the studio these past weeks. He has big plans for the future, so you’ll definitely be seeing more of him,” she teased.

This will mark the second music-related event Verzuz has hosted in 2021. In January, Ashanti and Keyshia Cole held their Verzuz battle from separate locations. The R&B veterans garnered over 6 million views across various platforms, including Instagram Live and Apple Music.

For those unfamiliar, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland‘s Verzuz battle series exploded in popularity on Instagram Live last year as the world remained locked down. Typically, these battles pit two DJs/singers/rappers/producers against each other from their respective homes, going song-for-song and letting viewers vote on which one they prefer in a (usually) good-natured “competition.”

The D’Angelo Verzuz stream, it seems, will deviate from the formula. Rather than his living room, D’Angelo will perform from the stage of a storied New York theater with only “Friends” billed as his “opponent.” While both the “friends” and the format are unclear, it appears likely that this will be something closer to a conventional livestream concert with some all-star guests.

D’Angelo has long been known to drop out of the public eye between projects. After 2000’s Voodoo, D’Angelo virtually disappeared until the 2014 release of Black Messiah, another universally acclaimed record with a new-look band, The Vanguard. His tour behind Black Messiah began, appropriately, at the Apollo in 2015, and he hasn’t officially performed live since the end of his Black Messiah world tour in 2016.

He had been similarly quiet since then until January 2021, when he launched an official Instagram page and used it to announce his own Sonos Radio station and gave a rare interview about meeting Prince and George Clinton.

With the singer/bandleader/multi-instrumentalist emerging from his proverbial cave, speculation about another imminent album release began to light up the internet. 

On Saturday night, D’Angelo joined D-Nice on Instagram Live to confirm the rumors that a new album is, in fact, on the way and talked briefly about the Verzuz livestream from the Apollo.

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