Ten-time #EssenceFest performer and one of this year's headliners, Mary J. Blige is much more than the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. She is also known to turn heads on the red carpet. During awards season, fans look forward to her long, glamorous gowns, her fit figure and her perfectly coiffed blonde hair.
In honor of #WomenCrushWednesday, we're taking a look back at some of her greatest red carpet moments.
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After 20 years of sold out performances, undeniable talent and rave reviews, perform at ESSENCE Fest is a privilege extended only to the cream of the crop.
With the recent announcement of the 2015 ESSENCE Fest lineup causing a major buzz online, we decided to gather a few of the artists you need to get to know before you head down to New Orleans in July. Some of the artists are up-and-comers while others, like Hip-Hop forerunner Kendrick Lamar, are well established.
Nonetheless, all of these talented men and women will be gracing the ESSENCE Fest stages for the first time. And if you ask us, they are in great company. Check out who's new at ESSENCE Fest 2015.
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