Jazmine Sullivan

Nov
25
Rap-Up TV: Jazmine Sullivan Talks Return to Music, New Album

Jazmine Sullivan is back. After a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Philly songstress made a triumphant return to the stage in London in March and is readying her first album in four years for release in 2015. During a recent tour stop in L.A., Rap-Up TV caught up with the R&B powerhouse to discuss her long-awaited return to music and the real reason behind her hiatus.

Following the release of her 2010 album Love Me Back, Jazmine vanished from the music industry. While she told the public that she needed time to figure out who she was, she was hiding a painful secret.

“I was going through a really hard time in a relationship and it kinda really took away all my joy from everything,” she revealed. “It became too much for me to try to go out and perform and smile, so I just decided I need to take a break.”

However, she did not expect her hiatus to last years. “I probably thought it would be at least a month. A month turned into two and two turned into years, but I’m glad to be back though.”

Her third album Reality Show (the title was inspired by her love for reality shows) is done and features production from Salaam Remi, Anthony Bell, and Key Wane. “I’m really proud of it. I worked harder on this album than any album,” she said. “I put a lot of pressure on myself ’cause I haven’t been out in so long.”

But don’t expect the sad songs of the past. “I found it best to kinda not talk about [the relationship]. I was trying to get my mind off of that,” she said. “The songs are really colorful, just about life in general and reality from my eyes.”

She’s also put down the crowbar. “I’m done busting windows. I’m done with that,” she laughed.

Reality Show includes the Meek Mill-assisted “Dumb,” the soulful “Forever Don’t Last,” and “Mascara,” which she calls one of her favorites. “It shows that I’ve grown as a writer and I just love how laid-back it is.”

Oct
12
Tamar Braxton, Jazmine Sullivan, & Keyshia Cole Perform at ‘For Sisters Only’

Tamar Braxton

The ladies showed out at V-103′s “For Sisters Only” concert in Atlanta on Saturday. Keyshia Cole, Jazmine Sullivan, and Tamar Braxron were among the R&B divas who headlined this year’s show at Georgia World Congress Center.

Jazmine brought down the house with her hits including “Bust Your Windows” and “Need U Bad,” as well as her new single “Forever Don’t Last” off her upcoming album Reality Show.

Fresh off the release of her new album Point of No Return, a casually-dressed Keyshia—rocking a hoodie and jeans—delivered a soulful set including her heartfelt ballad “Remember (Part 2).”

In between her hosting gig on “The Real,” Tamar Braxton touched down in ATL to perform her Future-assisted single “Let Me Know” for the first time live.

“#atlTamartians it’s always. Good time! Y’all gave ME life,” said Tamar, who is working on the follow-up to last year’s album Love and War.

Watch the R&B powerhouses rip the stage.

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Sep
3
New Music: Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Forever Don’t Last’

Forever Don't Last

Earlier this year, Jazmine Sullivan returned to the scene with her Meek Mill-assisted single “Dumb.” The Philly songstress continues her comeback with her second single “Forever Don’t Last.” On the soulful acoustic jam, she channels her emotions as she reflects on the demise of her relationship.

“And I tried to believe that we could make it / But trying don’t work / So I just have to face that forever doesn’t last too long these days,” she sings.

Her first album in four years, Reality Show, is due later this year. “I really think with this album there is a more current sound,” Jazmine told ABC News Radio. “I’ve always done a lot of different things, but with this particular album I feel like it’s going to attract a lot of younger kids who may not have been into my stuff before.”

Hear her pour her heart out on the emotional ballad.

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Jul
7
Video: Jazmine Sullivan f/ Meek Mill – ‘Dumb’

Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan is back and busting cheaters in the Meek Mill-assisted video for “Dumb,” the first single off her upcoming third album Reality Show.

In the comical clip, a puppet version of the Philly songstress hosts “Dumb,” her own take on the hidden camera reality show “Cheaters,” which catches men committing adultery.

Jazmine helps her fellow women catch their lovers in scandalous situations, whether it’s a politician with a prostitute or a father-to-be in a hot tub. But it turns out that her man, played by “The New Girl” star Lamorne Morris, is also cheating on her…with a Muppet.

Her first album in three-and-a-half years is due later this year. “I really think with this album there is a more current sound,” Jazmine told ABC News Radio. “I’ve always done a lot of different things, but with this particular album I feel like it’s going to attract a lot of younger kids who may not have been into my stuff before.”

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May
12
New Music: Jazmine Sullivan f/ Meek Mill – ‘Dumb’

Dumb

Jazmine Sullivan is back. After a three-and-a-half-year absence from the music industry, the Philly songstress makes a triumphant return with her new single “Dumb” featuring Meek Mill. Jazmine channels her emotions and shows off her powerful pipes, singing about a man who thinks he can outsmart her.

“I know you know you ain’t right / Please stop, I know where you was last night / And if you’re gonna lie, then at least be good,” she sings over the marching beat, produced by Key Wane and Salaam Remi.

The song will appear on the 27-year-old’s upcoming third album Reality Show, due later this year.

In late March, she staged a comeback show in London. She will also perform at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans on July 3.

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May
6
Jazmine Sullivan Readies New Single ‘Dumb’ with Meek Mill

Dumb

Get ready for some new Jazmine. After a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Philly songstress has announced her return to music.

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Apr
1
Jazmine Sullivan Returns to the Stage After Hiatus

Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan is back. Following a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Grammy-nominated songstress made a roaring return to the stage in London over the weekend.

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