July 5-8
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ESSENCE Beauty & Style Expo

Before the invention of the 140 characters or less social media platform, there was a sultry award winning singer/songwriter who captured the world's attention in 2002.

Affectionately known as The Southern Hummingbird, TWEET (born Charlene Keys), was the protégé of super producer Timbaland and megastar Missy Elliott. Her platinum debut release yielded chart topping signature singles, "Oops(Oh My)," "Call Me," and fan favorite "Smoking Cigarettes." In 2005, she returned with the buzzworthy track “Turn Da Lights Off,” featuring Missy Elliott from her sophomore album, It’s Me Again. In the years following, she made a brief return with the release of the EP Simply Tweet. Since emerging on the scene, songstress and songwriter has been a favorite for R&B music lovers. Now, after a six-year hiatus, the Rochester, NY native is back with her #1 iTunes R&B Chart topping studio album release Charlene, a critically acclaimed testament to her professional, personal, and emotional evolution.