Who's New at ESSENCE Fest 2015

Check out the talented members of the ESSENCE Fest 2015 lineup that are performing for the very first time.

Gia Peppers Feb, 24, 2015

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TDE's Kendrick Lamar was just announced as one of the headliners for ESSENCE Fest 2015.  With the overwhelmingly positive response from fans and the media after the reveal, the Grammy-nominated rapper's set is sure to add a fresh sound to the EF lineup.

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...SZA. The first lady of Kendrick's camp, TDE has a unique style and sound herself. Check out her album, Z.

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Award-winning British folk singer and multi-talented instrumentalist Lianne La Havas wooed Jill Scott during her tribute at the 2015 Black Women in Music event.  With her beauty, rich voice and acoustic stylings, she is sure to have the same effect on our ESSENCE Fest audience in July.

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Grammy-nominee Anita Wilson's immense talent is a truly gift from God.  With her latest single "Keep Doing What You're Doing" making its' way up the Gospel charts, we are excited to have Wilson bless the stage at #EF15 and ESSENCE's Empowerment Experience.

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Tank & The Bangas are slated to perform at ESSENCE Fest 2015.  The New Orleans based band combines soul, spoken word, hip hop and R&B to inspire their audiences to get lost in their performances.

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...Philadelphia native and gifted trombonist, Jeff Bradshaw, who is also set to perform at ESSENCE Fest 2015.

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Hope you are ready to laugh because Luenell is bringing her comedy chops to the ESSENCE Fest stage in 2015 for the first time ever.

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Avery*Sunshine, the beautiful voice behind the hit "Call on Me," is set to bring her light to the 2015 ESSENCE Fest performance stage.

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2015 ESSENCE Fest performers Nico & Vinz have made their mark overseas and in the U.S. with their hit, "Am I Wrong." For the first time ever, the duo is set to bring their intertanational appeal to the EF stage.

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Multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician and New Orleanian Tonya Boyd Cannon is set to perform for the first time at ESSENCE Fest 2015.

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YouTube sensation turned Warner Brothers recording artist Andra Day used her talent and her social skills to make her dream come true.  With her immense talent, she's sure to make you a believer at ESSENCE Fest 2015.