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Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu Added to 2014 ESSENCE Festival Lineup

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The 20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival lineup continues to grow!

Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu will join previously announced headliner, Prince.

Main Stage performances this Fourth of July weekend will also include Jill Scott, Ledisi and Charlie Wilson. The Superlounges will see electrifying performances from Sevyn Streeter, Marsha Ambrosius, King, 112, Sebastian Mikael, Naughty by Nature, Doug E. Fresh, Stephanie Mills, PJ Morton, Eve, Robert Glasper, Amel Larrieux, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Raheem Davaugh, Kourtney Heart, Elle Varner, Leela James, Liv Warfield, The Original Pinettes Brass Band and more to be announced.

The evening concerts will be hosted by Nephew Tommy.

PHOTOS: Click here to see a complete list of performers and speakers.

Gospel star Yolanda Adams will be honored with an all-star tribute at ESSENCE's Empowerment Experience, hosted by Donnie McClurkin. Rev. Al Sharpton, Steve Harvey and Iyanla Vanzant are all scheduled to participate in the Empowerment Experience as well.

The 2014 ESSENCE Festival will be begin on July 3rd and will wrap up on July 6th in New Orleans.

See you there!

Buy your tickets now for the 2014 ESSENCE Festival!