It's been difficult for other celebrities to recreate the flurry of excitement that accompanied Beyonce's surprise album release last year -- but D'Angelo might've finally measured up. The R&B singer blindsided fans when, out of the blue, he dropped a new project called Black Messiah on Monday morning (Dec. 15). This is his first album in 14 years, so people couldn't contain themselves. Celebrities and regular ol' fans were equally amped. See some of the reactions below.
The official announcement came very early on Monday (Dec. 15).
— D'Angelo (@TheDangelo) December 15, 2014
Justin Timberlake got a preview and could barely handle it.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) December 14, 2014
J. Cole was definitely excited, tweeting that he "Just copped D'angelo. Sh-- sounding crazy."
What up Atlanta. I'm trying to get lunch with somebody right now. If you at work I'll bring you lunch. YOU GOTTA HAVE D'ANGELO ALBUM THOUGH.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) December 15, 2014
Solange only has one album on her mind.
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) December 15, 2014
Erykah Badu directed fans to a purchase link (no illegal downloads people).
— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) December 15, 2014
Action Bronson took Badu's advice.
I never made a purchase off iTunes, but tonight I will be purchasing that D'angelo Black Messiah. Brown Sugar and VOODOO made me who I am.
— #BRON2ON (@ActionBronson) December 15, 2014
Anthony Hamilton didn't waste any time turning up the album.
— Anthony Hamilton (@HamiltonAnthony) December 15, 2014
Nas' recent signee, Fashawn, thought this was the perfect moment.
This new D'Angelo album is right on time
— Fashawn (@fashawn) December 15, 2014
Meanwhile, Questlove was worried that he Punk'd everyone.
rotfl. i literally woke up in a cold sweat to make sure i didn't trick the world into thinking D'angelo's #BlackMessiah was out
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) December 15, 2014
Royce Da 5'9'' has a designated space for listening
I just bought D'Angelo album.. I'll wait till tomorrow to listen tho.. Gotta hear that in the whip
— PRhyme (@Royceda59) December 15, 2014
Miguel hit Instagram to share this message: "D'angelo and the Vanguard long awaited album OUT NOW. I want to personally thank everyone involved in this album as a fan. F--k."
And, obviously, everyone else had feelings to share about this too...