R&B lovers get excited!

Yes, in what will be sure to have the respective fan bases of Mary J. Blige and Keyshia Cole reaching for their debit cards, the pair are to join forces at the 18th annual Essence Festival, in New Orleans.

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Joined by Aretha Franklin, Estelle, SWV, Dru Hill and Charlie Hilson, both Mary and Keyshia are set to perform at the event which celebrates ‘The Power Of Our Voice‘.

On the festival, President of Essence Communications Inc Michelle Ebanks explained:

The theme of this year’s Essence Music Festival celebrates our most powerful voices. Whether it’s Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul commanding respect or Rep. Maxine Waters demanding better conditions for our community, these powerful voices resonate with our audience like no other.


As we all face a new reality in these critical times, we want to inspire our Festival-goers to leave this year’s Festival even more resilient and motivated so that they can be empowered to create change in their own communities.

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