Jazmine Marie Sullivan (born April 9, 1987) is a Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her debut single “Need U Bad,” produced by Missy Elliott, reached number one on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while her second single, “Bust Your Windows,” produced by Salaam Remi, peaked at number four. Elements of R&B, reggae, dub, pop, jazz, neo soul and doo-wop can be heard in her work. Jazmine cites singers Changing Faces, Kim Burrell, Lauryn Hill, and Dorinda Clark-Cole as her main influences and inspirations.
On January 13, 2015 Jazmine Sullivan released Reality Show to widespread critical acclaim which garnered a No. 1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and No. 2 on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album sold 30,000 copies in its first week. Slant Magazine recognized Sullivan as, “Despite what the rasp in her voice might suggest, Sullivan clearly sees herself as something other than R&B’s next great queen of pain.
Her central themes—love and self-image—don’t stray far from genre convention, but her musical versatility and keenly observed characters make her one of the most captivating artists in R&B today.” The album has recently earned Sullivan three Grammy Award nominations for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album