essence music festival 2011

Fantasia Reveals Pregnancy, Says She Won’t Hide It
Early last month, The BoomBox was front and center at the Essence Music Festival, taking in the sights and sounds of R&B singer Fantasia, who looked visibly pregnant but failed to address whether or not she was expecting. Now, fans and critics no longer have to wonder if she'll be welcoming a ne…
Kelly Price Performs ‘Not My Daddy’ at Essence Festival
Fresh off the release of her sixth album, 'Kelly,' songstress Kelly Price hit the Essence Music Festival and proved that despite a small hiatus, she is still an R&B force to be reckoned with.
Performing Sunday (July 3) in the R&B Super Lounge, which was adjacent from the main stage in the New…
Bobby Brown Reunites With New Edition at Essence Festival
New Edition fans proved that they're still as loyal as ever, showing up in droves to watch the group reunite with Bobby Brown at the Essence Music Festival Sunday (July 3).
Playing into his reputation for having friction with his group members, which prompted them to kick him out on more than one occ…
Mary J. Blige Says ‘I’m Not Perfect’ at Essence Festival
Mary J. Blige returned to the Essence Music Festival to close out the three-day event with an emotional show spanning nearly two hours.
Hitting the stage just after midnight on Sunday (July 3), Blige rocked the crowd in a black tassel dress and matching boots, as she went through several of her hits …
Jill Scott Thanks Fans for No. 1 Album at Essence Festival
Fresh off the success of her most recent album 'The Light of the Sun,' Jill Scott hit the Essence Music Festival Saturday (June 2) to thank her fans for their support.
The singer's fourth and most recent release gave her her first chart-topping release, selling 135,000 units in its fir…
Naughty by Nature Pay Tribute to Tupac at Essence Festival
With a new album in the books, Naughty by Nature made their way to the Essence Music Festival to showcase new music but to also pay tribute to slain hip-hop pioneers Tupac Shakur and Biggie, Saturday (July 2).
Naughty frontman Treach, who was a longtime friend of Shakur, addressed the unsolved murder…
Usher Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson at Essence Festival
Usher closed out the first day of the Essence Music Festival Friday (July 1), with a rousing two hour performance in which he paid homage to the late Michael Jackson.
Shocking the audience with his entrance, the Grammy winner emerged from a platform in the middle of the New Orleans Superdome high abo…