D'Angelo to Perform First U.S. Show in 10 Years at Essence Fest
JULY 16 2000: NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL Redferns

D'Angelo is making his comeback: The reclusive singer will give his first U.S. performance in 10 years at the 2012 Essence Music Festival.

D'Angelo will perform during the festival's opening night. It runs from July 6 to July 8 in New Orleans and also features Trey Songz, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige and many others.

D'Angelo Returns, Performs New Single 'Sugar Daddy': Watch

The soul singer's latest album is 2000's "Voodoo." It went platinum and won two Grammy Awards, including best R&B album. His debut, 1995's "Brown Sugar," was also a platinum effort.

Since that, D'Angelo has stepped away from the music scene, drawing attention for his run-ins with the law.

The 37-year-old wrapped up a prostitution case last month by pleading guilty to disorderly conduct after his March 2010 arrest.

D'Angelo: 2012 Album Preview

His record label said he is working on a new album.

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