For the first time in almost 10 years, soul singer D’Angelo will be performing in the United States, and where better to do that than the 2012 Essence Music Festival?
Since earlier this year, D’Angelo has been touring Europe, but come this July, he will be one of the main attractions for the annual music concert event.
In January, he debuted new music from his rumored next album James River, which is said to be set for a release later this year.
Trey Songz and Tank have also been added to the festival lineup, which also includes comedian Kevin Hart, Mary J. Blige, SWV, Aretha Franklin, and many more. Check out the full list of performers below.
Friday, July 6: Charlie Wilson, Dâ€™Angelo, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, The Pointer Sisters, Marsha Ambrosious, Q. Parker & Super Jay, Khris Royal, Kindred The Family Soul, Vivian Green, Stephanie Mills, Gary Clark Jr. Rebirth Brass Band, SWV, Goapele
Saturday, July 7: Mary J. Blige, Kevin Hart, Ledisi, Tank, Eric Roberson, Teedra Moses, The Stylistics, Robert Glasper, Dru Hill, The Original Pinettes Brass Band, Stephanie Mills, Big Samâ€™s Funky Nation
Sunday, July 8: Aretha Franklin, Mary Mary, Carl Thomas, Fantasia, Kirk Franklin, Melanie Fiona, Alex Boyd, Eve, The Stooges Brass Band, Estelle, Luke James, Raheem DeVaughn, Bridget Kelly