D'Angelo Clarifies New Album Name, Guests
"We have spoken to Prince, Mark Ronson and John Mayer's camps," Guion tells Billboard.com. "But nothing has been confirmed at this time."
Still on deck for the J Records release -- D'Angelo's first new album since 2000 -- are Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green, Raphael Saadiq, Q-Tip and Roy Hargrove. Overseeing the project is J Records president of A&R Peter Edge.
Meanwhile, D'Angelo has signed with CAA's Rob Light for worldwide representation in regards to touring, branding, merchandising, TV and film, among other areas. Guion adds that plans are still being negotiated for D'Angelo to go on tour this summer, starting in Europe and then heading to the United States. Guion isn't ruling out the possibility of a surprise performance in the U.S. prior to the summer tour's launch.
In the meantime, GMUSIC is busy ramping up for its second summer release by Island Def Jam pop/rock newcomer Laura Warshauer. Also repped by CAA, Warshauer recently released a self-titled digital EP.