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Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" during the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 7, 2013)

Essence Festival 2013

Check out the artists who attended and performed at the Essence Festival, held July 4 to 8, in New Orleans.

Beyonce performs on her
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Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" during the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 8, 2013)

Actress AJ Johnson gets her makeup done during
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Actress AJ Johnson gets her makeup done during the Essence Festival in New Orleans. (July 6, 2013)

From left, DJ Beverly Bond and rapper Doug
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From left, DJ Beverly Bond and rapper Doug E. Fresh in the MBIB Studio booth at Essence Festiva in New Orleans. (July 6, 2013)

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Essence Communications
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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Essence Communications president Michelle Ebanks at a news conference after the 19th annual Essence Fest ended in New Orleans. (July 8, 2013)

From left, Tyrese Gibson, Ginuwine and Tank, of
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From left, Tyrese Gibson, Ginuwine and Tank, of musical group TGT, perform at the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 7, 2013)

Beyonce performs on her
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Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" during the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 7, 2013)

Ariane Davis attends the Grey Goose Cherry Noir
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Ariane Davis attends the Grey Goose Cherry Noir Hotel Noir event during the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. (July 5, 2013)

From left, Curtis House, Darius Hines and Doug
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From left, Curtis House, Darius Hines and Doug Johnson attend the Grey Goose Cherry Noir Hotel Noir event during the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. (July 5, 2013)

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Jill Scott performs at the Essence Festival at
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Jill Scott performs at the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 5, 2013)

From left, Helene Faussart and Celia Faussart, of
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From left, Helene Faussart and Celia Faussart, of musical duo Les Nubians perform at the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 5, 2013)

Emeli Sande performs at the Essence Festival at
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Emeli Sande performs at the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 5, 2013)

Bobby Brown, of musical group New Edition, performs
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Bobby Brown, of musical group New Edition, performs at the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 6, 2013)

LL Cool J stops at the 2013 Essence
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LL Cool J stops at the 2013 Essence Music Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. (July 5, 2013)

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From left, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivens,
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From left, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivens, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Trasvant, of musical group New Edition, pose backstage at the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 6, 2013)

Solange performs at the Essence Festival at the
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Solange performs at the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 6, 2013)

Tweet visits the pressroom at the 2013 Essence
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Tweet visits the pressroom at the 2013 Essence Music Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. (July 6, 2013)

Greta Prince visits the pressroom at the 2013
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Greta Prince visits the pressroom at the 2013 Essence Music Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. (July 6, 2013)

Faith Evans performs at the Essence Festival at
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Faith Evans performs at the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 6, 2013)

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Big Daddy Kane performs at the Essence Festival
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Big Daddy Kane performs at the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 6, 2013)

Keyshia Cole performs at the Essence Festival at
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Keyshia Cole performs at the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (July 6, 2013)

Maxwell performs on Day 1 of the 2013
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Maxwell performs on Day 1 of the 2013 Essence Music Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. (July 5, 2013)

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