Every year around the Fourth of July thousands of people come from all over to attend the annual Essence Music Festival held in New Orleans. The three-day event brings out some of the entertainment industry’s best and this year was no different!
Artists like Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, D’Angelo, Mary Mary and many more rocked the stage while other entertainers like Terrence J, Laz Alonso, Lamman Rucker, Evelyn Lozada, Vanessa Williams, Rosci Diaz, Lance Gross, Eva Marcelle, Pooch Hall and others made their rounds at the festival. Check out our top 10 favorite moments of the Essence Music Festival 2012 below.
1. D’Angelo’s Back (sort of)
Although many in the audience weren’t too thrilled with his physical appearance, no one can deny that R&B singer D’Angelo can put on a show, even if you don’t know the words to all of his songs. The crooner, who has been silent for 12 years, had the ladies screaming when he took them back in time with his live performance of “How Does It Feel.”