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Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey Headlining 2016 Essence Music Festival


EssenceKendrick Lamar is headlining to the 2016 Essence Music festival, taking place this summer at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Essence has announced the Compton rapper will perform on the main stage alongside Maxwell and Mariah Carey during the 22nd annual event, which runs June 30 through July 3.

Other confirmed acts includes Ciara, New Edition, Babyface, Charlie Wilson, Tyrese, Daley, Andra Day, Jeremih, Faith Evans, LION BABE, Dej Loaf, BJ The Chicago Kid, Doug E. Fresh, Eric Bellinger, Estelle, Jidenna, Kelly Price, Lalah Hathaway, Leon Bridges, Mali Music, MC Lyte, Robert Glasper Experiment, Tink, V. Bozeman, and The Internet.

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