Each year Essence Magazine sponsors the Essence Music Festival that sets African-American music center stage for all the world to see. This year it’s back  with performances from Trey Songz, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Monica, Alicia Keys and many more our favorites!

Janet Jackson headlined this years festivities, having commanded a 72,000+ audience, shattering last years record set by Beyonce. The Louisiana Super Dome in New Orleans was packed from stage to seat, all to watch Janet’s heart-thumping two- hour performance.

If tuning in to see Miss Jackson (cause we’re nasty) isn’t reason enough, you can catch live performances from Chrisette Michele, Earth Wind & Fire, Keri Hilson, Joe, Estelle and Dougie Fresh. There was a waiting list for the tickets but you can have front row seats this Sunday when TV One airs the show.

Also, join The One Night Only group on BP for special performance photos, video clips and link up with other members.

Here are some clips from the extraordinary show:

Take a look our photo gallery of performances from the festival:

Don’t miss it, Sunday August 29, 9pm(ET) on TV One.

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