Scoring a well received debut, R&B star Jazmine Sullivan says she was skeptical about her first single and debut — especially since this would be her second record deal. “I was a bit skeptical at first” says the singer who signed with Jive at the age of 15. “I didn’t know who I was, so I couldn’t tell them. I had this huge voice, but I was really just a baby.” Sullivan, who says she is now in a better position as singer/songwriter, got her big break by following Detroit’s ‘Kindred’ (who she met at Philadelphia’s Black Lily where acts like Jill Scott and Floetry were launched) and singing with Stevie Wonder. Tagging along with Kindred, Sullivan snuck in on a Stevie Wonder performance. “I just kind of snuck in there and I sang some, then he started playing ‘These Three Words,’ and we started trading riffs.” While her time at Jive was cut short, a deal that followed her impromptu performance with Wonder, Sullivan is grateful for the extra time away from the contracts. Shifting her focus to songwriting, Sullivan’s time has come full circle on “Fearless” where she wrote every song on the cut and is co-executive producer. Jazmine Sullivan’s “Fearless” is in stores now featuring the singles “Bust Your Windows” and “Need U Bad.” SRC: USA Today.
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