#Top10 Moments from Essence Festival 2014

Essence Fest 2014 was full of epic moments that had everyone talking for months! As we gear up for this year's Essence Festival, we thought it would be great to relive some of last year's best moments. Here's our top 10 moments from Essence Festival 2014 (in no particular order):

Candice N. Jones Jan, 13, 2015

1 of 9 Michael Rowe

Tamar Braxton performs at the 2014 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans.

2 of 9 NPG Records

The Purple One rocked the sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Superdome for the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival.

3 of 9 Michael Rowe

Dave Chappelle surprised the sold-out audience at the New Orleans Superdome at the 2014 ESSENCE Festival.

4 of 9 Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Actors Morris Chestnut, Lance Gross, and Terrence Jenkins attend the 2014 ESSENCE Festival on July 5, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

5 of 9 Gus Bennett

Iyanla Vanzant at EF 2014 Empowerment Experience

6 of 9 Erika Goldring/Getty Images

Jill Scott performs at the 2014 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans

7 of 9 Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Tyler Perry attends the 2014 ESSENCE Festival on July 5, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Mary J. Blige performs at the 2014 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans.

9 of 9 Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Author Terry McMillan onstage at the 2014 ESSENCE Festival on July 4, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.