Essence Fest: 7 Female R&B Acts You Need To Know, GRAMMY.COM

Mykia named one of's Essence Fest Performers to Know

Essence Fest is the ultimate celebration of Black women and music. And while it manifests that mission through dynamic headline shows featuring some of music’s biggest acts (Janet JacksonMary J. BligeJill Scott and Erykah Badu), it also serves as a major introduction for a slew of up and coming artists. And this year was certainly nothing different. Over the course of the three day event, we have spotted seven rising female acts whose music you need to explore right now.

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