1 of 5 Frank Micelotta
The "Queen of Funk-Soul" blessed 2012 Festival attendees with a performance that was one to remember.
2 of 5 Frank Micelotta
Ledisi sang her heart out at the 2012 Festival, and, of course, we all thanked her for it.
3 of 5 Andrew Goetz
John Legend is the kind of performer who doesn't need an elaborate stage at all. His voice alone is enough to keep any crowd mesmerized, and he rocked the house at the 2009 ESSENCE Festival.
4 of 5 Gus Bennett
The distinct voice. The outfit changes. The endless hits. Charlie Wilson's 2012 performance was one to watch.
5 of 5 Andrew Goetz
Beyoncé never skimps on delivering for her fans, and her 2009 performance was no different. She was all we expected her to be—fierce, energetic, and just outright fabulous. We're definitely looking forward to her show this year.
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