The Essence Music Festival in New Orleans is in full swing. On day two, Friday (July 3), artists such as Slick Rick, India Arie and Charlie Wilson performed great sets. Here's our top seven moments on the second day of Essence Fest.
Sam Smith has literally been keeping quiet for the past few months, but now it looks like the singer is back in top form after he experienced a vocal chord hemorrhage. Smith proves that his voice has returned by posting a video of himself belting out an Elvis Presley hit on Instagram.
While some superstars are able to overcome addiction and clean up their acts quietly and swiftly, it takes others years of struggling with drug or alcohol abuse and “rock bottom” career-threatening moments including arrests, near-death experiences or worse to admit that help is needed. Check out 20 Rappers & Singers Who Suffered From Addiction.
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