Jazmine Sullivan (born April 9, 1987) is an American R&B and soul music singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also the protégé of rapper Missy Elliott. Her debut single "Need U Bad" reached number one on Billboard's Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs chart, while her second single, "Bust Your Windows" peaked at number four.
Elements of reggae, dub, pop, jazz, classical music and doo-wop can be heard in her work. Sullivan cites singers Lauryn Hill and Monica as her biggest influences and inspirations.
Jazmine's debut album "Fearless" was released September 23, 2008. As an Executive Producer and sole songwriter on Fearless, Sullivan (along with her mother, Missy Elliott, Salaam Remi and Peter Edge) has orchestrated a debut opus full of lush musical arrangements by Elliott, Remi, Stargate, Carvin and Ivan, Jack Splash, and Fisticuffs. Fearless has taken the US by storm where it was nominated for five Grammy awards. It debuted at number one; beating Ne-Yo for the top spot and has already sold 300,000 copies. The LP has been described as the, “African-American answer to Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black”.
The singer also sang background vocals for Kindred the Family Soul's debut album on the track "I Am".
Jazmine Sullivan will release a new single from the Fearless LP entitled 'Dream Big' on March 30th on Columbia Records / J Records in the UK. The track which samples Daft Punk's 'Veridis Quo' was produced by Missy Elliot.
Jazmine is currently touring the US with Ne-Yo and will hit the UK for live shows later this year.