Jazmine Sullivan is an American singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, her debut album, Fearless, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success.
The record topped Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
At fifteen, Sullivan signed to Jive Records. She recorded an album, which was never released, and she was eventually dropped from the label.
Sullivan provided vocals for Kindred the Family Soul’s song, “I Am”, as well as background vocals on the song “Party’s Over”, and the title track to their 2003 debut Surrender to Love, and it was during this session she first met rapper Missy Elliott, who would go on to produce both the majority of her debut album, Fearless, and tracks on Love Me Back.
Sullivan wrote and recorded with producers Cool & Dre titled “Say I” was given to Dre’s then-girlfriend Christina Milian for her third album, So Amazin’.
The song became the lead single, peaking at number 13 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as well as number 21 on the Hot 100.
Sullivan’s breakthrough song, “Need U Bad”, was released in May 2008.
The song, which featured additional vocals by Missy Elliott and Sandy “Pepa” Denton of Salt-n-Pepa, later debuted at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent a total of 34 weeks atop of the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs altogether.
Jazmine Sullivan Parents: Meet Don Sullivan and Pam Sullivan
Jazmine Sullivan was born on April 9, 1987 to Don Sullivan and Pam Sullivan. Her mother is a former backup singer for Philadelphia International Records.
Sullivan announced that her mother Pam had been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in October 2019.
When she was five years old, her father landed a position as a curator for the city’s Historic Strawberry Mansion in the Strawberry Mansion section, and her family moved into the historical landmark.