Essence Festival 2019 | AAE Music

Essence Festival 2019

Essence Festival is an annual music festival hosted by Essence magazine that takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the largest event celebrating African-American culture and history in the United States. This year's Essence Fest will be a star-studded event taking place from July 4 to 7. Take a look at some of the musical artists giving show-stopping performances this year.

H.E.R.
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H.E.R.

Gabriella 'Gabi' Wilso better known by her stage name H.E.R. (acronym for "Having Everythi...

100,000 - 200,000
Teyana Taylor
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Teyana Taylor

Harlem-based singer, rapper, songwriter, dancer, actor, and model Teyana Taylor gained rec...

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Ledisi
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Ledisi

Ledisi hails, originally, from New Orleans, but grew up mainly in Oakland. The Pieces of M...

30,000 - 50,000
Jermaine Dupri
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Jermaine Dupri

From DG Jermaine Dupri is the founder, President and CEO of his own label, So So Def Recor...

30,000 - 60,000
MC Lyte
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MC Lyte

MC Lyte (born Lana Michele Moorer on October 11, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York) is a female r...

10,000 - 30,000
Anthony Hamilton
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Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton (born January 28, 1971, in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an R&B/soul/"neo...

75,000 - 150,000
Sheila E.
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Sheila E.

Sheila Escovedo (known internationally by her stage name Sheila E - born in Oakland CA on ...

20,000 - 50,000
Morris Day
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Morris Day

Morris Day (born December 13, 1957, in Springfield, Illinois) is an American musician and ...

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Normani
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Normani

Normani Kordei Hamilton, recording mononymously as Normani, is an American singer, songwri...

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Queen Naija
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Queen Naija

Queen Naija is an American singer, songwriter and YouTube star. Formerly known as Queen Bu...

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Luke James
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Luke James

Luke James is a singer/songwriter who truly embodies the honesty and fresh, organic soulfu...

40,000 - 75,000
Elle Varner
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Elle Varner

The Not Tonight Songfacts says that Elle Varner was born of two published songwriters, her...

20,000 - 50,000
Mary J. Blige
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Mary J. Blige

Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, model, record producer and actr...

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Timbaland
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Timbaland

Super-producer Timbaland has stamped his indelible imprint on the music scene since the mi...

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Missy Elliott
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Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott launched her music career in an R&B group called Fayze. Her childhood friend...

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Musiq Soulchild
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Musiq Soulchild

Musiq Soulchild (born Taalib Johnson on September 16, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania),...

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Doug E Fresh
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Doug E Fresh

Born in St. Thomas, Fresh came to the United States with his family when he was young. His...

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Teddy Riley
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Teddy Riley

Teddy Riley is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist c...

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City Girls
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City Girls

City Girls is a rap duo hailing from Miami, Florida. The two members are Yung Miami, whose...

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