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HB X SFPL Digital Cover: Jazmine Sullivan Doesn’t Know Sh*t About Love…

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(Editor’s Note: HelloBeautiful.com & StuffFlyPeopleLike.com partnered together to present this co­branded debut Digital Cover Story)

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Across the country, it’s the coldest November 18th in decades, but outside of the Gramercy Theater in New York City, a line of bubble­coat wrapped bodies seems not to care, which could be described as clinically insane considering the temperature is hovering around ­3 degrees. Patiently waiting on 23rd Street and spilling down Lexington Avenue are hundreds of Jazmine Sullivan fans. Her unceremonious departure from music three years ago has left them so desperate for her return that they are willing to bear this hour­long door situation in the midst of a polar vortex.

Inside, Sullivan is unaware of the line. Technical difficulties have created some last minute pre­show drama and she is determined to make sure, if nothing else, the sound quality tonight is perfect, even if that means her fans may have to applaud with frost bitten hands.

For most artists, this is a routine type of promotional performance— a required part of a new album release schedule— but for Sullivan, the stakes are higher. It’s her first New York show in over three years; it’s the first time she will perform tracks from her new album “Reality Show” live; and this latest album isn’t just a new piece of art—it’s also the beginning of her comeback story.

The day before, I met a much quieter and reserved Sullivan. When she arrived at the small wine bar in Harlem where we decided to hold our photo shoot, she seemed nervous. She and her team had driven up from Philadelphia and somehow Google led them to a Malcolm X Boulevard in Brooklyn. Between traffic and the steadily falling rain, everyone was tense when she arrives almost two hours behind. But as the shoot began, Sullivan loosened up. She’s not particularly chatty when interviewed, but she loves the camera. She angles, smizes, and kisses the photographer’s lens, moving slowly through poses in a way that is both surprising and impressive. Despite rumors Sullivan has previously shied away from the press due to discomfort with her image, the girl in front of us seemed absolutely sure of herself – that is, until we’re in between takes and she’s questioning the next look, worrying about the angle of her chin and asking for her hair to fall below her shoulders because she doesn’t really like that part of her body.

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Reality Show: Stream Jazmine Sullivan’s New Album Now!

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Jazmine Sullivan gives us an advance sneak peek of her forthcoming album!

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Entertainment Music

Jazmine Sullivan Covers Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” on VIBE’s ‘V Sessions’

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Just what we’ve all been waiting for! Jazmine Sullivan takes it up a notch and covers one of our favorite Whitney Houston classics!

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Jazmine Sullivan Keeps Her “Mascara” In Close Range [New Music]

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You can always expect a well-penned song from Jazmine Sullivan. Now, the songstress releases a new track entitled “Mascara.”

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Fly Visual Premiere: @JSullivanMusic – “Forever Don’t Last”

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Jazmine Sullivan releases her much anticipated visual for the hit single “Forever Don’t Last.” In the video, Jazmine reminisce’s on a love she once had, as the visual of her grandparents’ everlasting love brings back up old memories. In the interim, Jazmine doesn’t take her anger to the windows of a car, but instead, throws a certain matrimonial treasure into the fire. Check it out below…

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Jazmine Sullivan Reveals An Open Letter, Talks About Getting Thru Her Own Mess…

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After taking such a long hiatus from being in the forefront of the music industry, Jazmine Sullivan gets up close and personal with an “open letter,” explaining what she’s been through, and how the song “Forever Don’t Last” came into fruition. Check out the letter and Jazmine’s upcoming tour dates below…

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Last Night In NYC: ASCAP Honors Jazmine Sullivan, K. Michelle, DJ Kiss, Sam Selolwane & more for “Women Behind the Music” in NY & LA…

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Last night, ASCAP honored six FLY females in New York and Los Angeles for their annual “Women Behind the Music” event.

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Jazmine Sullivan – “Forever Don’t Last” [Fly Music]

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Jazmine Sullivan is back in full force, as she vocally attacks her official 2nd single entitled “Forever Don’t Last”. The track is a lead-up to Jaz’s forthcoming album, ‘Reality Show’. Check it out below….

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SFPL VISUAL PREMIERE: Natalie Imani – ‘Bad Dream’

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Natalie Imani steps out on her own with a compelling and simplistic new visual entitled “Bad Dream.” Check it out below…

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Fly Visual: Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Dumb’ + Reality Show, Ep. 2: ‘Spirit’

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After a 4 year hiatus, Jazmine Sullivan appears back on the scene with a brand new visual for her latest single “Dumb” featuring Meek Mill.