WATCH: 15 Unofficial Black History Moments From Our 2018 ESSENCE Fest Performers That We'll Remember Forever

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Rachaell Davis Feb, 02, 2018

The 2018 ESSENCE Festival lineup is filled with iconic entertainers who have given us some of the most magical moments of our time that will forever hold a special place in our culture. From Fantasia’s ‘American Idol’ win, to Janet’s ‘Pleasure Principal’ video, to Blackstreet’s ‘Booty Call’, there’s no shortage of praise-worthy career moments among this year’s Festival performers.

ESSENCE Festival 2018 ticket packages are on sale now! For more info and the latest news, visit our Festival page HERE.

As we continue to celebrate Black history month today and all year long, here’s a look back at some of our favorites.

Idris Elba's Breakout Performance As Stringer Bell On 'The Wire'

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Jill Scott Performs 'He Love Me' On Oprah

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112 Teams Up With Biggie For The 'Only You' Remix

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XSCAPE Reunites

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Mary J. Blige Tells Us She's Not Gon' Cry

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Janet Jackson Goes AWFF In Her 'Pleasure Principle' Video

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Erykah Badu Performs "Tyrone" Live..And It Becomes The Song's Official Music Video

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The Roots feat. Erykah Badu & Eve - "You Got Me"

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Snoop Dogg - "Gin & Juice"

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Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh - La Di Da Di

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MC Lyte on Brandy's "I Wanna Be Down" Remix

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Kelly Price's "Friend Of Mine (Remix)" Video

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Fantasia Wins American Idol

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Wreckx n Effect - "Rump Shaker"

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Blackstreet's "Booti Call"

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