John Legend's Live Performance Of 'Surefire' Has Us Counting Down To ESSENCE Festival 2017 Already!

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One of R&B's most talented artists brings his magic to the historic Riverside Church in NYC for an unforgettable intimate performance.

This year's ESSENCE Festival has plenty in store for music lovers of every kind and John Legend has just given us even more reason to get excited about him hitting the stage in New Orleans this summer.

Still enjoying the success of his fifth studio album Darkness and Light, which was released in early December 2016, the G.O.O.D. Music crooner recently took his talents to the historic Riverside Church in Harlem for an intimate performance of several songs, including one of the album favorites,"Surefire."

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The song's slow rhythm and enchanting lyrics, combined with John's effortless vocals, made for quite the romantic moment as he serenaded the NYC audience live from Artist's Den. Watch the performance in full below.

Of course, this is just a preview of what the proud new father, activist and television producer has in store for his performance at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival, so we can only imagine what's to come! Be sure to grab your tickets and make your travel arrangements today to be in the building as John joins an all-star line up of some of music's biggest names in the Big Easy this July!

ESSENCE Festival 2017 ticket packages are on sale now! For more info about tickets, accommodations and the latest news, visit our Festival page here.

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