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1. See Who’s Performing At The 2014 Essence Music Fest

The 2014 has an allstar lineup this year with The Purple One himself headlining. See who else is going to be hitting the stage in New Orleans this summer!

2. Prince


Come on Prince! As the 2014 EMF headliner, Prince is going to TEAR THE HOUSE DOWN!

3. EPIC!! Prince Billboard Awards 2013 Performance LIVE (BBMAS 2013)

4. Eve


The illest pit bull in a skirt is coming to the EMF Superlounge stage and honestly, it’s been so long, we cannot wait to see what she’s going to do!

5. Elle Varner

Elle Varner

As soon as this nerdy hottie hit the scene, we fell in love with her. She’s got the voice of an angel, curls to die for and a body we have posted on our vision board. Elle’s gonna tear down that Superlounge stage!

6. 112

This is one of the best boy groups since New Edition and seeing them live is going to be absolutely everything. Our favorite crooning group will be getting panties thrown at them on EMF’s Superlounge stages.

7. 112 – Cupid (Artist Spotlight on Planet Groove)

8. Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu

This is by far one of the artists that we’re most excited to see at EMF! Badula Oblongotta will be hitting the mainstage and we can’t wait to see what she’s got up her ornate sleeve!

9. Jill Scott

Jill Scott

Miss Jilly from Philly rocked the stage at the 2013 EMF, but in case you missed it, she’s coming back for another stunning performance on the mainstage!

10. Jill Scott – He Loves Me Live – 2001

11. Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

The beautiful Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has just been added to the long list of amazing mainstage performers at EMF! She certainly knows how to put on a show, so this is not to be missed!

12. Stephanie Mills

This legendary songstress has given us plenty of hits like, “Feels Good All Over,” “I Feel Good All Over,” And “Home,” so it’s going to be incredible to see her on the Superlounge stage.

13. Stephanie Mills “I Feel Good All Over/Feel The Fire”

14. The Original Pinettes Brass Band

This band is the world’s only all-female brass band, so seeing them on the Superlounge stage is going to be a treat.

15. The Original Pinettes Brass Band 3-23-2012

16. Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter

#TeamBeautiful absolutely loves this girl! She’s come to fame as a singer-songwriter and has done songs from Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Tamar Braxton and more. Now that she’s performing too, we can’t help but be impressed by her amazing vocals.

17. Sevyn Streeter “It Won’t Stop”

18. Sebastian Mikael

This classically trained singer-songwriter-musician caught the attention of music giant, Sylvia Rhone and has hit the ground running in his career. We’ll make sure to check him out on the Superlounge stage.

19. Robert Glasper

This American jazz pianist and record producer has worked with everyone from Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sandé and Lalah Hathaway to name a few, so to see him rock out the Superlounge stage will be such a treat!

20. Robert Glasper Experiment – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live on KEXP)

21. Raheem DeVaughn

Raheem DeVaughn

There’s something about a jazzy R&B singer that’s just so sexy. We’ll be ready to throw our panties on the Superlounge stage for Raheem.

22. Raheem DeVaughn Live Performance of “Guess Who Loves You More” & “Until”

23. PJ Morton

You may not know that PJ Morton is the keyboardist and background vocalist for Maroon 5, but now that he’s doing his own thing and we’re glad that he is! Can’t wait to see him on the Superlounge stage!

24. Naughty By Nature

Naughty By Nature

This legendary Hip-Hop group will be gracing the Superlounge stage and they are sure to bring down the house. Talk about a blast from the past!

25. Marsha Ambrosious

Marsha Ambrosious

Breaking away from the duo Floetry, Marsha’s been able to make a musical name for herself. Her songwriting is possibly some of the most prolific of our time, but her vocals take her songs to the next level. She’s going to be lacing the Superlounge stages and we’re here for it!

26. Marsha Ambrosious “Butterflies” Acoustic

27. Liv Warfield

This girl has got one of the most distinctive and promising voices in alternative R&B soul, which is probably why she was chosen to rock the Superlounge stage.

28. Leela James

Leela James

This soulful songstress has a voice that will haunt you. We can’t wait to see her kill it on the Superlounge stage!

29. Leela James My Joy Live

30. Kourtney Heart

Congrats are in order for newcomer, Kourtney Heart, being added to the EMF Superlounge performer list. She was on the Superlounge stage last year, so she’s got another chance to make you a believer!

31. King

This amazing jazz group, made up of twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and musical compadre Anita Bias­­ will be on the Superlounge stage and when you catch the ear of the legendary Prince, you know you’re good. Prince has since become a mentor and advisor to the girls.

32. KING Performs “Hey”

33. Doug E. Fresh

Doug E. Fresh

Doug E. Fresh is one of the best Hip-Hop performers of all time. He’s got amazing energy and not to mention his beatboxing skills are amazing! He’ll be rocking out on the Superlounge stages.

34. Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Admittedly, we’re not too familiar with this funk band, but we’re totally into their sound. Think James Brown instrumentals. Yes please! They will be rocking out on the Superlounge stages.

35. Amel Larrieux

Amel Larrieux

This beauty broke away from Groove Theory and made a name for herself with her soulful sound and sweet vocals. We can’t wait to catch her on EMF’s Superlounge stages.

36. Amel Larrieux – Tell Me

37. Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson

How could you not be here for Uncle Charlie?! This man has crossed so many generations, he’s got fans of all ages! We’re ready for some of those amazing ad libs on the mainstage.

38. Ledisi


Ledisi’s voice is nothing short of divine. We can’t wait to see her vocal acrobatics at EMF this year on the mainstage!

39. Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

Essence has just announced that this legendary crooner is joining the mainstage line-up. We’re officially here for his classic hit, “All Night Long!”

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