Jazmine Sullivan Tries Not To Be “The Angry Chick” On ‘Love Me Back’

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Jazmine Sullivan sat down with Kevin and Makael of The Skorpion Show to discuss her sophomore album ‘Love Me Back’. The R&B singer admitted she “stressed out a lot” with the album and she “put a lot of pressure on myself” with the project. “It just clicked one day,” Jazmine said. “I kind of went back to the same process that I took when I was working on the first album ['Fearless']. I was writing whatever was natural and just being myself and being honest. So once I did that, everything started to just happen.”

Jazmine added that “this time I didn’t want to be known as the angry chick who wrote those type of songs, so I wanted to include songs that were loving and showed love and relationships in a positive way.”

Watch the 18 minute interview via YouTube below.

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Jazmine Sullivan Discusses Collaborating With Ne-Yo On ‘U Get On My Nerves’

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Trace TV sat down with Jazmine Sullivan to talk about her new album ‘Love Me Back’, in which she collaborated with Ne-Yo on the track ‘U Get On My Nerves’, as well as her role in the movie ‘Red Tails’, a fictionalized portrayal of the Tuskegee Airmen.

“Ne-Yo. I was working in a movie with him called ‘Red Tails’. In Prague. Ne-Yo was doing a full day of shooting the movie and then going to the studio later on at night and I was just looking at him and going, ‘Wow, that’s a great work ethic to have.’ He asked me to come to the studio to work with him and I came, and he thought of the concept for the song and we started working from there. I think the reason why it was such a good chemistry was because we both really respect each other as artists and as writers. When he was writing I would feed off of him and I was writing he would feed off of me.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

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Jazmine Sullivan Aims To Get More Vocal In The Music Video Process

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Jazmine Sullivan was backstage with 106 KMEL’s Summer Jam 2010 the other evening. The R&B singer talked about being hyped after her live set, the response she’s gotten from the new single ‘Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles)’, perfecting the ‘House Party’ dance and getting all-star cameos in the music video, growing a little bit since the first album ‘Fearless’, and what she has coming up.

“I had a lot to do with this particular video, so I definitely want to be more vocal when it comes to what I want to look like, what I want the video to look like,” she said. “I have a movie coming out. Ne-Yo is in it. Terrance Howard. I have a very small part.” She added that while she’d like to do more movies, she’s focused on the music right now.

Watch the brief interview via YouTube below.

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Jazmine Sullivan Vows She’s Gonna Figure Out Men Someday

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Andpop recently caught up with Jazmine Sullivan during a visit to Toronto, where the R&B singer talked about how she started in music singing in her church, doing some songwriting in her teens, loving writing just as much as singing, still considering herself “on the verge”, not getting much rest on the road, being excited about the new album she’s working on, and more.

Asked about what she writes about, Jazmine said, “Mostly love or trying to find it or lack thereof. That’s pretty much the premise of my life right now, or then to right now, trying to figure out who I am. Man, I’m trying to figure you (men) out. I’m gonna get it one of these days. You wait, that album is just gonna be an album of understanding of men. I’m gonna have it.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

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Jazmine Sullivan: I Was A Spice Girls Fanatic

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Jazmine Sullivan spoke with Soul Culture about how Missy Elliott being an early fan of her music, the pressures of image in the music industry, why she called her album ‘Fearless’ and growing into her voice and having producers that have been more concerned about making a good album than pumping out hits. Sullivan also confessed to being a big Spice Girls fan.

“I’ll say it, I feel strongly about them,” Jazmine said about her guilty pleasure. “I used to love the Spice Girls. I loved them. I watched their movies, I love everything about them when I was younger. My mom was like, ‘Why do you listen to the Spice Girls?’ I’m like, ‘They are great! They can sing everything. I truly believed in them. I was a Spice Girls fanatic.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

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Jazmine Sullivan Discusses ‘Fearless’ On London’s KISS 100

DJ Swerve interviewed Jazmine Sullivan on KISS 100 in London on Monday (March 31), where the R&B singer talked about the album ‘Fearless’, the long journey getting the album released, getting dropped by Jive and soldiering on, the real life story behind ‘Bust Your Windows’, what it was like working with Missy Elliott in the studio, and when fans can expect to see her performing live in the UK. Watch the interview below.

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Jazmine Sullivan Is Living Her Grammy Moment

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Jazmine Sullivan spoke with Entertaiment Tonight on the red carpet of the Grammy Awards the other night. When asked about how she’s soaking in her successful year, the R&B singer said, “I honestly cant believe it. Just a second ago I was watching these huge stars, and hoping that I could be here one day, and now I am here, so I’m just really blessed and I’m just living the moment and enjoying it.” Jazmine added that she was excited to meet Kanye West or Coldplay singer Chris Martin. Watch the brief interview via YouTube below.

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Jazmine Sullivan Talks About Her Grammy Nominations

CNN’s KJ Matthews sat down with 21-year-old singer and Grammy nominee Jazmine Sullivan, talking about where she was and what she thought about getting five nominations for Sunday’s awards, how she’s not able to describe her sound, and getting tons of radio play. “Not only are people hearing my voice, they’re hearing my words,” Sullivan said. “I wrote the entire album, and I think that means the most to me. The fact that I did write everything and the people are singing my lyrics.” Watch the profile below.

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On TV: Akon, Ashford & Simpson, Jazmine Sullivan

R&B acts on television this week include

Akon, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday.

Ashford & Simpson, who visit ‘Tavis Smiley’ (PBS) on Friday.

Jazmine Sullivan, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Friday.

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Musiq Soulchild & Ne-Yo On Tour

Musiq Soulchild has teamed up with fellow R&B artists Ne-Yo and Jazmine Sullivan for a U.S. tour kicking off February 10th in Gainesville, Florida. Check the dates below.

2/10 – Gainesville, FL – Stephen O’Connel Center
2/11 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
2/13 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lake Front
2/14 – Houston, TX – Reliant Center
2/15 – Grand Prairie, TX – Nokia Live
2/18 – Washington, D.C. – Constitution Hall
2/20 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall (w/ Jazmine Sullivan)
2/25 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
2/27 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
2/28 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theater
3/1 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theater

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