Today I stumbled across some very exciting news. One of my all time favorite R&B singers is returning to the music world after a three and a half year hiatus. Ms. Jazmine Sullivan is back and better than ever, and she took to the stage at the KOKO Theater in London this weekend, where she performed tracks from her first two albums, 2008’s Fearless and 2010’s Love Me Back, and her own rendition of “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams. Her powerhouse vocals and commanding stage presence were greatly missed, and the news has social media sites buzzing with excitement. The 26 year old soul singer announced that her third studio project will drop later this year.
Back in 2011 when Sullivan departed from the music industry she stated in a tweet “I’m making an official announcement that I am taking a break from music. I’m trying to figure out who i am… w/out a mike, paper or pen, I promised myself that when it wasn’t fun anymore I wouldn’t do it. And here I am. I’m not saying I won’t ever sing again in my life becuz I don’t believe that. But in this moment… rt now… I got some things to figure out.” But during the concert she revealed to the crowd that insecurities and an abusive relationship were also part of the reason she took a break from the spotlight. She also assured her fans that she’s now fully confident and ready to finish what she started.
A big congrats goes out to Jazmine Sullivan on having the courage to return to doing what she loves despite the problems she faced in the past. I’m sure all my fellow R&B junkies out there can agree that the music world has missed her, and can’t wait to see what tunes she blesses our ears with in the near future.
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