From Kendrick to Mariah, Our Weekly ESSENCE Fest Playlist Brings the Beats
Seven years after the Grammy-winning BLACKsummers'night, Maxwell returns with a new single, an upcoming album and a headlining appearance at this year's ESSENCE Festival.
As we gear up for the ESSENCE Festival in new Orleans this July 4th weekend ESSENCE staffers celebrate the legacy of R&B. When did you fall in love with R&B?
The R&B songbird will bring her soulful sounds to the 22nd annual ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans June 30-July 3.
Mali Music learned how to inspire people with his melodic sounds the righteous way: in church.
We're gearing up for ESSENCE Festival 2016 and we can't wait to help you feel empowered! These amazing speakers are set to take the stage during the July 4th weekend event in New Orleans. Take a look at who's set to help you feel enlightened!
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, author Terry McMillan, Cookie Johnson and Rev. Al Sharpton will be also be spreading their empowering messages in NOLA this July 4 weekend.
The Reality Show songtress talks Black Women in Music and which VH1 reality show she can't get enough of.
Since her debut album came out last August, Andra Day has been rising up in the music game.
From The Weeknd (twice) to Missy and Janet comebacks, here are the songs that rocked my year. What were your yours?
Exclusive interview with the Grammy-winning singer on her new album, Code Red.
This has been a very merry holiday season thanks to Arie's new album, 'Christmas with Friends.'
"Pretend"—one of the year's best R&B albums—leaves no question that Seinabo Sey is the real deal.
Music has always played an important role in Spike Lee joints. His new film is no exception.
Recording artist Jillian Hervey, the blonde half of it group Lion Babe, took a stylish stroll with us through Brooklyn’s Trendy Bushwhack neighborhood and the bold murals that echo her roaring flair.
Idris Elba and Newcomer Abraham Attah Deliver Gripping Performances in Netflix's 'Beasts of No Nation'
Based on the novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala, the Netflix film (available to stream tomorrow) stars an intense Idris Elba as the monstrous Commandant and 13-year-old Abraham Attah as Agu.
Withers, 77, is about to get some more well-deserved props when he is feted by D'Angelo, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi and more at the "Lean On Him: A Tribute to Bill Withers" at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 1.
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.