FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1996 file photo, R&B singer D'Angelo, right, pose for pictures after announcing nominees for this year's 38th Annual Grammy Awards during ceremonies in New York. 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 and Mary J. Blige(AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, file)

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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1996 file photo, R&B singer D'Angelo, right, pose for pictures after announcing nominees for this year's 38th Annual Grammy Awards during ceremonies in New York. 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 and Mary J. Blige(AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, file)
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1996 file photo, R&B singer D'Angelo, right, pose for pictures after announcing nominees for this year's 38th Annual Grammy Awards during ceremonies in New York. 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 and Mary J. Blige(AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, file)
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