This is a tough one because it wasn’t a crime, necessarily, that stopped D’Angelo in his tracks. In 2000, the neo-soul superstar was the biggest name in R&B, thanks to a provocative music video that saw the star singing in the buff. His album Voodoo was a critical and financial success and then . . . he dropped off the map. The star would later admit to rampant drug use but it was his 2010 arrest for soliciting a prostitute that showed us the depths that he had fallen to.
Starting last year, D’Angelo has reemerged on stage with new material, but a new album is still pending and the R&B scene has moved on.