Elle Varner attends the Rebecca Minkoff fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Pavilion at Lincoln Center in New York City.
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Easy Listening: 7 Hidden Gems From ESSENCE Festival Performer Elle Varner That'll Get You Through The Week

A collection of must-hear songs from one of today's most talented R&B starlets.

It's been 5 years since R&B sweetheart Elle Varner blessed the masses with her debut mixtape Conversational Lush, which was quickly followed by the release her first studio album Perfectly Imperfect. Now a Grammy-nominated star in her own right, Ms. Varner is quietly prepping new music -- and also gearing up to grace the 2017 ESSENCE Festival stage.

While we await what else the songstress has in store for 2017, here's a short list of 7 of her songs you'll want to put in the rotation ASAP. So sit back, press play and thank us later. And of course, don't forget to grab your tickets for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival to see Elle do her thing in the mix with some of the biggest names in music.

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