June's Diary Celebrates Black Music With A Capella Renditions Of Songs By John Legend, XSCAPE & More

2017 ESSENCE Fest performers June's Diary stopped by the ESSENCE offices and showed us exactly why they're the new girl group to watch.

Rachaell Davis May, 22, 2017

June’s Diary is the most talented new R&B girl group on the scene today and they have much in store for their fans.

After a whirlwind 2016 that saw them become a group on national television under the guidance of the fab Kelly Rowland and music industry veteran Frank Gatson, the fivesome hit the ground running and haven’t slowed down since. Hot on the heels of releasing their latest single “Stay,” and debut EP Male Edition, Ashly, Brienna, Kristal, Gabby and Shyann stopped by the ESSENCE offices to play us new music and perform a few covers of R&B songs we love, along with their infamous rendition of ‘Lift Every Voice.’ 

Check out their flawless sound in the vidw above and then take a listen to their new EP, Male Edition, HERE.

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[BLANK_AUDIO] Hey everybody, I'm Brienna. I'm Ashly. I'm Gabby. I'm Shyann. I'm Kristal, and we are- June's Diary. We're so excited to be invited to Essence Festival 2017. Woo! And we just wanted to take a moment and pay tribute to some of the artists that are gonna be there this year. So first up is John Legend, this time. [BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] So next. We're going to do a Escape tonight. I don't know if you guys heard but they're making a comeback and they're comeback will be [INAUDIBLE] to 2017, hey. So let's do Tonight. [MUSIC] Ready? Yep. One, Two, Three. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Okay, so this next song means a lot to us, only because all of the crazy stuff going on, with leadership changing in the United States, it's just so important for us to have unity, stand together, and lift every voice and sing. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC]