Lovers of steamy R&B will need to bring a fan to New Orleans this July 4th weekend because Grammy-award winning crooner D’Angelo and the oh-so-sexy Trey Songz will be turning up the heat at the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival.

While this will be Songz’s third EMF appearance in three years, D’Angelo’s performance will mark his highly-anticipated return to the stage after 10 years away from the spotlight. The EMF performance will be his first U.S. appearance in a decade.

R&B eye candy Tank will make his EMF main stage debut alongside a host of previously announced acts, such as Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Kevin Hart, Eve, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius, Keyshia Cole and Fantasia.

Check out the full ESSENCE Music Festival night-by-night lineup now:

Friday, July 6: Charlie Wilson, D’Angelo, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, The Pointer Sisters, Marsha Ambrosious, Q. Parker & Super Jay, Khris Royal, Kindred The Family Soul, Vivian Green, Stephanie Mills, Gary Clark Jr. Rebirth Brass Band, SWV, Goapele

Saturday, July 7: Mary J. Blige, Kevin Hart, Ledisi, Tank, Eric Roberson, Teedra Moses, The Stylistics, Robert Glasper, Dru Hill, The Original Pinettes Brass Band, Stephanie Mills, Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Sunday, July 8: Aretha Franklin, Mary Mary, Carl Thomas, Fantasia, Kirk Franklin, Melanie Fiona, Alex Boyd, Eve, The Stooges Brass Band, Estelle, Luke James, Raheem DeVaughn, Bridget Kelly

Single day tickets go on sale today for the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival and are priced from $50 to $300 per person per night. Or, get your weekend ticket and don’t miss a minute of the action! Get your tickets today!


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