D'Angelo makes long-awaited return to TV at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer D'Angelo performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET) Michael Buckner

D'Angelo performs during the 2012 BET Awards on July 1, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS News) D'Angelo made a long-awaited return to TV Sunday night at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

It marked the funk/soul singer's first televised performance in 12 years. He performed part of his 2000 single, "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," before playing a new song, called "Sugar Daddy," which is expected to appear on his third album.

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D'Angelo came on the scene in 1995 with the release of his debut album "Brown Sugar." He followed that up in 2000 with "Voodoo," featuring the single "Untitled (How Does It Feel)."

Now 38, the singer didn't look as trim on Sunday as he did on the cover of "Voodoo," but critics and fans, alike, say he sounded as good as ever. Beyonce, Kerry Washington and Common could be seen clapping and grooving along as he played the awards ceremony.

Over the past 10 years, we haven't seen or heard much from D'Angelo in terms of music. He was in a car accident, arrested in 2005 for DUI and was in and out of rehab. But he appears to be back on track.

D'Angelo made his first live U.S. performance in 12 years at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. last month.

Watch D'Angelo's BET Awards performance below:


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