Jazmine Sullivan

Dec
15
Jazmine Sullivan Readies ‘Reality Show’ for January

Reality Show

The wait is almost over. After disappearing from the music industry, Jazmine Sullivan is set to return with Reality Show, her first album in four years. The R&B songstress has announced a January 13, 2015 release date and unveiled the cover art for the follow-up to 2010′s Love Me Back.

Inspired by her love for reality shows, the 12 tracks showcase Jazmine’s powerful pipes over production from Salaam Remi, Key Wane, Chuck Harmony, Da Internz, and DJ Dahi. “I’m really proud of it. I worked harder on this album than any album,” she told Rap-Up TV. “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. “The songs are really colorful, just about life in general and reality from my eyes.”

Reality Show includes the Meek Mill-assisted “Dumb,” the soulful “Forever Don’t Last,” and “Mascara.”

See the tracklisting below and pre-order it on iTunes.

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Dec
11
New Music: Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Mascara’

Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan is gearing up for the 2015 release of Reality Show, her first album in four years. After debuting the Meek Mill-assisted single “Dumb” and the soulful “Forever Don’t Last,” the Philly songstress strips things back on the Key Wane-produced “Mascara,” on which she sings about trying to keep up with appearances and making sure no one sees her flaws.

“Most people think I’m shallow ’cause I’m always dressed like I’m goin’ out to the club / But I gotta keep up ’cause there’s new chicks poppin’ up every day and they want the same thing,” she sings.

Jazmine calls the song her favorite on the album. “It shows that I’ve grown as a writer and I just love how laid-back it is,” she told Rap-Up TV. “You kinda get a chance to just focus on the lyrics and the melody a little more.”

In addition to Key Wane, Reality Show features production from Salaam Remi and Anthony Bell. “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.”

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Dec
2
Video: Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Forever Don’t Last’

Jazmine Sullivan

Unhappily ever after. Jazmine Sullivan loses her faith in love in the video for her heartbreak ballad “Forever Don’t Last,” the second single off her first album in four years, Reality Show.

In the emotional clip, which she co-directed with her mother and Eshon Burgundy, Jazmine dreams of an everlasting relationship like her grandparents (who make cameos), but realizes that the fairytale romance doesn’t happen for everyone.

After calling off her wedding, she escapes to her grandparents’ farm. As tears roll down her face, she sends her ex a text before burning her white wedding dress and lighting a cigarette.

Reality Show is due next year featuring production from Salaam Remi, Anthony Bell, and Key Wane. “I’m really proud of it. I worked harder on this album than any album,” Jazmine told Rap-Up TV. “The songs are really colorful, just about life in general and reality from my eyes.”

Watch the sad ending to her love story.

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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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