Exclusive: Charlie Wilson & Kem Join Essence Festival Lineup

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Charlie Wilson performs at the 2014 Essence Music Festival on July 6, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

R&B faves Charlie Wilson and Kem are the latest additions to this year's Essence Festival lineup in New Orleans (July 2-5). Wilson, who will be making his eighth Essence Fest appearance, is currently on the road with his Forever Charlie tour featuring special guests Kem and Joe.

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Both artists join a previously announced roster that includes Missy Elliott, Usher, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Common, Kevin Hart and Erykah Badu. Additional information is available on Essence.com/festival.


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