This February 5, ESSENCE celebrates the powerhouse that is Jill Scott at our 6th annual Black Women in Music event in Hollywood. Singer, actress, momma, and all-around inspiration, Scott has this graceful way of making you feel like you've known her forever. Now we want to know, how well do you really know this Jill Scott?view gallery...
South African soprano Pretty Yende is upending the world of classical music. The Milan-based diva is booked at New York's Metropolitan Opera through 2020. Before jetting off to Oslo to prepare for the role of Rosina, she shared the style and flair that complement her global reach.read more...
Ever since Yaya DaCosta landed the once-in-a-lifetime role of playing late iconic singer Whitney Houston, fans and critics alike have been wondering if the Harlem, N.Y. native has what it takes to pull off such a feat.read more...
It takes guts to let America judge you on reality TV. But for Carla Hall, the hyperenergetic former Top Chef contestant and current cohost of ABC's kitchen gabfest, The Chew, it's all part of a larger mission. Next up: Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen, her New York restaurant and ode to Tennessee comfort food, slated to open this year. Here, Hall shares what she's learned about daring to succeed.read more...