A wide-ranging array of artist dig deep into the GRAMMY vault to cover classic songs with their own special twist, exclusively for the Recording Academy's ReImagined series.
This year locals and those from far and wide came together to watch performances from iconic artists like Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige and hitmakers like Pharrell Williams and Timbaland to breakout artists like H.E.R. and emerging artists like Normani at the biggest festival celebration of black culture in the country that took place July 5–7.
One half of the fire-hot Miami rap duo tells us how she and JT write songs, how natural it was working with Cardi, what being at ESSENCE Fest means to her and more
The GRAMMY-winning singer and guitarist played an important role in popularizing and perfecting the sound, whose name means "new style."
The Nigerian-American singer and actor sat down with the Recording Academy to talk about what inspired his latest album, 'Walk With Me.'
Hailing from across the pond, British singer NAO brought perspective to the 25th event celebrating black culture in New Orleans.
The infectiously energetic entertainer tells us how he got connected with the festival and what fans can expect from his heart-racing live show
We took a beat with Lyte backstage to hear about the all-star female rap event she put together for the 25th ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans and much more.
We caught up with the GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer/songwriter backstage at ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans, where she told us what she hopes fans take away from her new album.
Check out who stopped by backstage with the Recording Academy for exclusive interviews and more
GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter BJ The Chicago Kid says he loves ESSENCE Fest because "We get to rock with our people" - hear the details on his new album in our exclusive backstage interview.
"We draw from all of the women in our village," says the GRAMMY-nominated artist discussing the musical lineage of her new project backstage at this year's 25th ESSENCE Festival
"We were here 25 years ago and we're now celebrating our 25th anniversary of From The Bottom Up, our first album,and to be here with ESSENCE means everything," group member Monica "Mimi" Doby said.