On this day in 2000, neo-soul pioneer D’Angelo releases his second full-length studio album. Letters to follow the epic 1995 Brown sugar LP.
Recording sessions for the album took place from 1998 to 1999 at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, featuring musicians affiliated with the Soulquarians group. Produced primarily by D’Angelo, Voodoo also features legendary DJ Premier and soulful lead artist Raphael Saadiq. The album features lyrical themes related to relationships, sex, maturity, and fatherhood.
With massive promotion and an anticipated release, the album was released to a commercial and critical success. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, sold 320,000 copies in its first week, and spent 33 weeks on the chart. It was promoted with five singles, including the hit single “Untitled (How Does It Feel)”, the music video which attracted D’Angelo’s mainstream attention and controversy. Upon its release, Voodoo received general acclaim from music critics and brought D’Angelo several awards. It was named one of the best albums of the year by many publications.
Salute to D’Angelo and all those involved in the creation of this timeless masterpiece!
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