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By now everyone knows that Jazmine Sullivan is back, but what they may not understand is why she ever left. In 2011, the 27-year-old singer announced she was permanently leaving the music industry because it wasn’t fun for her anymore but after figuring some things out in that three-year span, she’s back and ready to make new music, like the song “Mona Lisa” which the Philly native says is about her finally getting to a place of seeing herself as beautiful.
Jazmine talked about her issues with self love as well as her break being longer than expected when we caught up with her after her performance at the 20th annual Essence Festival this year. Check out what she had to say about that and her new album, “Reality Show,” in the video above.
A couple of months ago, we told you about Jazmine Sullivan’s return to music with her first single “Dumb” featuring Meek Mill. Most of you all seemed to dig it. And now Jazmine has released a video for the comeback effort.
She takes a page from the Broadway show Avenue Q and employs naughty puppets stepping out on their significant others, who happen to be real people. Yeah it sounds wild but it makes more sense in the video.
The puppet hostess of a show based off the now defunct reality show “Cheaters.” The hostess, complete with orange lips and purple eye shadow, helps other women catch their partners in compromising positions, in offices, cars and seedy hotel rooms. It’s a mess but funny at the same time…with a bit of a surprise ending.
“Dumb” is the first single from Sullivan’s first album since she left the industry three years ago. She told ABC News Radio that this album has a more current sound.
“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.”
Take a look at the video below and listen to the song again, or for the first time, and let us know what you think.
“I Don’t Need To Hide Anymore”: Jazmine Sullivan Tells Us Why She Left Music, Why She’s Back, And Why She’s Happier Than Ever
The last time many people heard from singer Jazmine Sullivan, she had put out her second album in 2010, Love Me Back, had everyone jamming to her song “10 Seconds,” and her voice was all over the radio. But in the midst of all that, she was quite unhappy. By January 2011, she needed a break from the demands of the industry, breaking the heart of fans with her Twitter announcement:
“i’m making an official announcement that i am taking a break from music … i’m trying to figure out who i am … w/out a mike, paper or pen. i promised myself when it wasn’t fun anymore i wouldn’t do it. and here i am.”
Now May of 2014, Sullivan hasn’t put out new music of her own in three years, but after doing some soul searching, restoring her relationship with God, and working on loving herself, she’s says “now I feel like I’m ready.”
We spoke with her about her new album, Reality Show, her new drum-heavy jam, “Dumb,” what she did during her break, and why she thinks things will be different this time around. We’re oh so glad to have her back in our ears.
Last month, we told you that Jazmine Sullivan announced, during a concert in London, that she was coming back to the music scene. After a 3 and a half year hiatus the 26 year old said she was working on a third album. She also said she would debut a single. And now it’s here.
Today, Sullivan released her latest “Dumb” featuring Meek Mill.
With lyrics like…
“Yo, I know you know you ain’t right. First start I know where you was last night. And if you gon’ lie, then at least be good. I heard you was in yo old hood.”
…it’s clear that Jazmine is back to speaking about relationships gone wrong. And with vocals like hers we’re not mad about it at all. We’re just glad she’s back.
You can get more of Jazmine Sullivan this summer. She’ll be appearing at this year’s Essence Festival on July 3rd.
I remember being sincerely shocked back in 2011 when Jazmine Sullivan announced that she was going to be leaving the music industry when she had just found her footing. (I mean, she even had endorsement deals. Remember the cotton commercial?) But she’d had enough.
She tweeted: “i’m making an official announcement that i am taking a break from music. i’m trying to figure out who i am… w/out a mike, paper or pen. i promised myself that when it wasn’t fun anymore i wouldn’t do it. and here i am. i’m not saying i wont ever sing again in my life becuz i dont believe that. but in this moment… rt now… i got some things to figure out.”
But after a recent performance in London, she announced that she’s back after a three and a half year break. The 26 year old, Grammy nominated artist played a sold out show at the KOKO in London.
During the performance, Sullivan announced that she’s working on a third album and will debut the single soon.
You can watch her perform, my favorite song of her’s “In Love With Another Man” in the video below.
Are you happy Jazmine has come back to the music industry? Will you be checking out her new music?
As its been said a million times before and remains true, music is a universal language. Before you know it, a song can take you on an emotional roller coaster, feeling things you didn’t know you felt. The stories told in songs can have you agreeing…and throwing a side eye. Some of our favorite songs have some of the most trifling situations: cheating, fighting over men, falling in love with someone else, babies, etc. Check out the list and don’t forget to tell us your fave song that has a trifling meaning!
“Keep Goin’ In Circles, Circles, Round And Round”: MN Jam Of The Day – “Holding You Down” By Jazmine Sullivan
If you’re sleeping on Jazmine Sullivan, you really should wake up, folks. This girl has jams for days, and this one in particular, with it’s nod to throwback Mary J. Blige and hip-hop from the late ’80s and early ’90s (just check the samples) is just the right cup of tea to wake you up this morning. And if her voice doesn’t put you in a good mood, well, I don’t know what to tell you…you’re just destined to be a Debbie Downer today. Enjoy this morning jam, and be sure to save it to your Spotify playlists, iTunes and put it on your music player, because you shall not be sowwy (spelled it like that on purpose for the grammar Nazis).
New music from Monica is always a good thing—throw in Missy Elliott and Jazmine Sullivan behind the scenes and you’ve got greatness. Monica has just released the video for her new single “Until It’s Gone” off of her album, “New Life,” scheduled for release November 29. Warning: The video, featuring Brian J. White and Malinda Williams, is a bit of a tear jerker — so be prepared.
What do you think? Are you feeling Monica’s new single?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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It is no secret that 23-year old soul songstress Jazmine Sullivan has a short fuse. On her latest track, “10 Seconds,” the Grammy-nominated singer gave her cheating man a 10-second warning before she started “throwing and breaking s**t”—but who would have guessed that the same deadline applied to the budding singer’s mainstream career. After announcing her hiatus from music earlier this week—only three years in—fans were left wondering why Sullivan had opted for only 15 minutes of fame. After plenty of head scratching we began to think that maybe Sullivan’s short fuse with the music industry was justified because of its unwillingness to embrace Neo-Soul artists such as her.
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