We're gearing up for what will undoubtedly be a hot and steamy summer. Besides hitting the road to New Orleans for the 19th annual ESSENCE Fest headlined by Beyonce, Jill Scott and more, we're ready for a season filled with the best tours, albums and movies. From Mrs. Carter to Mr. Idris Elba, here are 15 reasons this season will not disappoint.
Beyonce's Headlines the ESSENCE Fest & Releases (Rumored!) New Album
Who runs the summer of 2013? Most likely Mrs. Carter. The queen of the charts returns stateside (she's kicked off her tour in Europe) with the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (June 28-August 5) and a headlining stop at the ESSENCE Fest on Sunday, July 7. She also returns to the charts with her fifth studio album, although no release date has been announced.