Chaka, Jennifer Hudson, Kem join Essence lineup

FILE - This July 6, 2009 file photo shows U.S. singer Chaka Khan performing in the Miles Davis Hall stage at the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. The Grammy-winning singer kicks off the Newport Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 55th anniversary this weekend. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

April 12, 2011 1:25:43 PM PDT
Grammy Award winners Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson are joining the 2011 lineup for the Essence Music Festival, which will be held over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in New Orleans.