#MCM: Bilal Still Touches a Sista's Soul

For the third time in his career, independent artist Bilal is set to perform at ESSENCE Fest this coming July. Since his first single, "Soul Sista," hit the airways in 2001, the singer-songwriter extraordinaire has proven himself worthy of the ESSENCE Fest stage and being our man crush by continously releasing quality music that makes us feel good enough to two-step to.

Be sure to check him out during #EssenceFest 2015, in July!

Gia Peppers Mar, 16, 2015

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2015 ESSENCE Fest performer and our #ManCrushMonday pick, Bilal wrote his Grammy-nominated tune “Little One” for his kids. There’s something so sexy about a man who takes care of his family and is truly inspired by them.

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At a recent Bronx Charter School fundraiser, Bilal hung out with Adrienne Bailon and Melanie Fiona.  From the looks on their faces, the ladies love hanging out with this neo-soul singer.

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Bilal's powerful vocals as well as his poignant lyrics are just a few of the reasons he's a fave of ours. If you like Bilal, you'll love...

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Nominated for Best Urban Alternative Performance for “Little One.”

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Bilal's fashion sense is just as unique and soulful as his sensual vocals.

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Bilal attends a Hennessy Artistry event at Canal Room in New York City on October 6, 2010.