D'Angelo Making TV Return at 2012 BET Awards
D'Angelo Making TV Return at 2012 BET Awards

D'Angelo will make his first televised performance appearance in 12 years at the BET Awards, the network announced on Thursday.

The show will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT on July 1.

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The long-absent R&B star has returned to the music world this year, playing a handful of European dates and appearing at Bonnaroo for a surprise set earlier this month. He's set to appear at the Essence Music Festival in July and Jay-Z's Made in America event in September.

Previously announced performers for BET's annual awards show include Usher, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown. Kanye West leads the nominations with seven, including several for his "Watch the Throne" collaboration with Jay-Z.

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