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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.

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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, w

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Trey Songz Flirts With Crowd at Essence Music Festival

This year's Essence Music Festival was chock full of R&B veterans hitting its main stage at the New Orleans Superdome over the weekend (July 3), yet despite being the rookie of the bunch, Trey Songz handled his set lik

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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 h

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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 including, 'Real Love,' 'Not Gonna Cry' and 'I'm Going Down.'

Despite being happily married for nearly a decade, Blige per

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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

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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 lon

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Kanye West Says Media ‘Lies to You’ at Essence Music Festival

Kanye West is nothing if not consistent. As the sole hip-hop headliner at this year's Essence Music Festival Saturday (July 2) night, the Chicago MC did not disappoint, offering up a visual feast complete with pyrotechnics, nearly two dozen dancers and elaborate lighting.

Broken up into three acts, the Louis Vuitton Don

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Jennifer Hudson Shows Dance Moves at Essence Festival

Singer Jennifer Hudson hit this year's Essence Music Festival, performing on opening day in New Orleans Friday (July 1).

The Grammy winner rocked the crowd in a sheer black dress and red heels, singing tracks off her current chart-topping album 'I Remember Me.' While the audience was seeking refuge from the 95 degree weather,

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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 win

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