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2011 Essence Music Festival excited the masses with a performance list including Trey Songz, Kanye West, Jill Scott and Boyz II Men. The experience was nothing short of amazing. Here are the top 6 best moments from 2011 Essence Music Festival. Kanye West wowed the audience with his first Essence performance since 2008.

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At this year’s Essence Music Festival, legendary singer Chaka Khan not only shared with her fans many of her numerous feel good grooves, but opened up about her past drug addiction and how it influenced some of her most beloved hits. According to The Boombox, during her Saturday, July 2, show at the New Orleans…

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Celebs love music just like we commoners do.  Several spottings occurred in the Belvedere VIP Lounge at the 2011 Essence Music Festival, located backstage.  The swanky lounge attracted celebs such as Actress Naturi Naughton(NBC The Playboy Club), Actress Garcelle Beauvais(TNT Franklin & Bash),  Actor Terry Crews( TBS “Are We There Yet?”)Actor Boris Kodjoe, Actor Carl Anthony Payne,  Singer Dwele, Singer Noel…

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The 2011 Essence Music Festival is looking like a weekend of amazing entertainment with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry along with the nation’s most dynamic speakers, authors and leaders. The festival is not only celebrating the success of the iconic magazine, but it’s also an agent of African American empowerment coast-to-coast,…

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