Isn't She Lovely? 20 Reasons We Love Our Black Women in Music Performers

As ESSENCE celebrates our 45th anniversary, we uplift the Black women in music who have made an impact over the years. Here we give you just a few of the many reasons we love this year's Black Women in Music performers: Chaka Khan, MC Lyte, Brandy, Jill Scott and Lianne La Havas. 

Dominique Hobdy Jan, 28, 2015