Find out how this NBC anchor wants to create a productive narrative at ESSENCE FEST Empowerment Experience.
Listen to #EssenceFest veterans, Trey Songz and Nephew Tommy discuss why they love to join us in NOLA every year.
Avery*Sunshine made her #EssenceFest debut in 2013 and her moving performance experience hasn't left her since. Listen to why her Superlounge experience stood out in this new radio interview.
Janet Jackson released her first official single from her upcoming comeback album. Listen to it, here.
Find out how The Trayvon Martin Foundation plans to make a big impact on the community, this year.
Miguel's Coffee, just got a little sweeter. Listen to the live version of his latest single.
Watch #EssenceFest alum Janet Jackson's newest videos, including a behind the scenes look at her dance auditions.
Find out why Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole is our #WomenEmpowermentWednesday pick.
ESSENCE Entertainment Editor, Yolanda Sangweni, Wants You to "Party With a Purpose" at ESSENCE FEST 2015
Listen to ESSENCE.com's Entertainment Editor explain why you it's important to "Party with a purpose" at ESSENCE FEST 2015.
See how singer, Jhené Aiko pays tribute to the fallen legend on his birthday.
Listen to a snippet of Bilal's new song with Kendrick Lamar before they appear at #ESSENCEFEST 2015.
Listen to ESSENCE Entertainment Director, Cori Murray explain the importance of our 'Peace, Prayer & Purpose' Event.
Lydell Martin's work speaks for itself. But, after 12 years of being at ESSENCE Festival, we want you get to know a little bit more about this amazing artist.
Kem is ready to return to the ESSENCE FEST stage! Listen to his new interview, here.
Our ESSENCE FEST alum Erica Campbell knows how to praise God, no matter what beat she's praising to. Watch her new video for her latest single, I Luh God.
We have everything you need at this year's #EssenceFest. Other than our incredibly talented lineup, which includes Kendrick Lamar, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Common, Charlie Wilson, Missy Elliott and many more, we have empowering panels to improve your personal lives and comedians to make you laugh harder than you ever have in your life.
Not only is the current king of comedy, Kevin Hart, bringing his WHAT NOW? tour to our VERIZON NOW PLAYING concert, we also have the talented Nephew Tommy, Sommore and Luenell on hand to keep the laughs coming all weekend long.
Don't miss out on any of the funny moments, inspiring moments or powerful moments at ESSENCE Festival 2015. Get your tickets to the Single Night performances, today!
These days, it's hard not to love Kendrick Lamar. Find out about his performance at a New Jersey high school earlier this week.
Big news! Two of today's brightest stars have been added to our powerful ESSENCE Empowerment Experience.
In celebration of Black Music Month, we are gathering the biggest music news stories from our ESSENCE Fest alums and those who are just as great. Check out the latest with Beyonce, Drake, Nicki Minaj and more.
Plus, don't miss out on the biggest weekend in black music. Buy your tickets to the ESSENCE FEST, now.