D’Angelo’s performance on the Jan. 31 episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ was nothing short of terrific. Click to WATCH!
D’Angelo, 40, made quite the statement in his first ever Saturday Night Live performance. The R&B soul singer sang “The Charade” and “Really Love” from his critically-acclaimed third album, Black Messiah. D’Angelo also expressed his views on the racial tension that has permeated the United States over the last year.
D’Angelo’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Performance
On his one of a kind guitar, D’Angelo soulfully rocked out to “The Charade.” His smooth voice made it impossible not to sway along to the beat.
In the background, his backup singers the Vanguard donned T-shirts that read “I can’t breathe” and “Black lives matter.”
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The controversial deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have sparked intense dissatisfaction across the United States. We’re glad to see D’Angelo still taking a stand and fighting for what he believes.
D’Angelo also performed “Really Love” on the show. With his performance and J.K. Simmons hosting, it was one incredible night on SNL!
‘Saturday Night Live’ 40th Anniversary: All The Details
Other than that, no other cast members have been confirmed. However, we firmly believe we’ll see faces like Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig and Julia Louis-Dreyfus pop up. Saturday Night Live has produced some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. It’s going to be amazing to see them all come home.
Plus, there’s going to be a slew of musical guests!
Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary special will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.
HollywoodLifers, were you a fan of D’Angelo’s performance? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson