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Essence Festival 2012 Lineup: Mary J. + More to Perform
The lineup for the 2012 Essence Music Festival has been announced and the array of performers are notable for their power-packed vocals. Set to take place during the heart of summer 2012 -- July 6-8 -- this year's event is touted as "The Power of Our Voice" and will be be held…
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 …
Chaka Khan Talks of Past Drug Addiction at Essence Festival
Chaka Khan arrived at this year's Essence Film Festival Saturday (July 2) and opened up to fans about how her previous drug addiction paved the way for some of her most memorable songs.
Taking to the main stage in the New Orleans Superdome after El Debarge, the 58-year-old not only treated fans to a …
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…

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