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1. Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Opening for Beyonce at the Essence Music Festival

2. Beyonce In Black

Beyonce In Black

Headlining the Essence Music Festival

3. Beyonce In Blue

Beyonce In Blue

Singing at Essence Music Festival

4. Chuck Lightening Sings

Chuck Lightening Sings

Performing at the Essence Music Festival Super Lounge

5. Beyonce Laughs With Les Twins

Beyonce Laughs With Les Twins

at the Essence Music Festival mainstage

6. Chuck Lightening Serenades

Chuck Lightening Serenades

7. Wondaland

Wondaland

from Janelle Monae’s band

8. Janelle Monae In Her Signature Black & White

Janelle Monae In Her Signature Black & White

Performing on Essence Music Festival’s Mainstage

9. Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Sings from her heart

10. Marsha Ambrosious

Marsha Ambrosious

rocks a pompadour at the Essence Music Festival

11. Marsha Ambrosious Waves

Marsha Ambrosious Waves

to the fans as she serenades them

12. Marsha Ambrosious Rocks

Marsha Ambrosious Rocks

the house at Essence Music Festival

13. Alice Smith Sings

Alice Smith Sings

with soul at the Essence Music Festival Super Lounge

14. Soul Singer Alice Smith

Soul Singer Alice Smith

delivers breathtaking vocals at Essence Fest

15. Bilal

Bilal

soulfully lights up the stage at Essence Music Festival

16. Bilal Sets The Stage On Fire

Bilal Sets The Stage On Fire

at Essence Music Festival super lounge

17. St. Beauty

St. Beauty

steals the show at Essence Music Festival’s super lounge

18. 1/2 Of St. Beauty

1/2 Of St. Beauty

tickling the strings

19. Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles

shuts the mainstage DOWN!

20. Solange

Solange

points out to the crowd

21. Roman Gianarthur

Roman Gianarthur

serenades the crowd

22. Wondaland Newcomer Roman Gianarthur

Wondaland Newcomer Roman Gianarthur

styling and singing on the Essence Music Festival super lounge stage

23. Beyonce Bringing Down The House

Beyonce Bringing Down The House

at Essence Music Festival

24. Beyonce Sings

Beyonce Sings

Single Ladies

25. Beyonce Gets The Crowd Singing

Beyonce Gets The Crowd Singing

26. Beyonce & All The Single Ladies

Beyonce & All The Single Ladies

perched on stage

27. Beyonce With Her Guitarist

Beyonce With Her Guitarist

28. Tank

Tank

from TGT

29. Beyonce’s Hair

Beyonce's Hair

Breezes in the wind

30. New Edition

New Edition

Rocks the stage

31. Jill Scott

Jill Scott

singing her face off at the Essence Festival

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