It will be the R&B singer D’Angelo’s first television performance in over a decade — and only his second U.S. performance this year.

Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, said, “Usually, we love to keep surprises…but this year we want EVERYONE watching when D’Angelo takes the stage at the BET Awards!  His talents have been away from us for far too long and we’re excited and honored that he’s decided to make his American re-entry at this year’s BET Awards.” 

As previously reported, D’Angelo is readying a new album and has been touring in recent weeks. He will also play the Essence Music Festival in July.

Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the BET Awards 2012 air Sunday, July 1 at 8/7c on BET