Jazmine Sullivan on the Racial Breakdown of R&B: ‘There’s Injustice in How Black Soul Artists are Received’
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Jazmine Sullivan has been in the music industry for nearly a decade, but her story is quite different than, say, the Adeles of the world. In an interview with the Associated Press, the Grammy-nominated songstress said that she feels as though Black R&B singers’ talent is overshadowed by White soul artists. Jazmine Sullivan Opens Up About Finding Joy After Abuse “I guess I’m glad that people are recognizing me in some way and kind of seeing there’s a little injustice in how Black soul artists are received,” she said. “But at the same time, I try not to focus so much on the negativity.” This year, Sullivan earned three Grammy nods in the R&B categories—Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album—but though she has been nominated 11 times since her 2008 debut, she has never won. EXCLUSIVE: Jazmine Sullivan Admits She’s Nervous About Her Tribute Performance to Kim Burrell “I think it’s just a matter of making myself known to more people,” she said. “I think it’s about spreading Jazmine Sullivan’s brand, I guess, to more people….[There] may not be as many people who listen to Adele, [but] there are people who are listening. There are people who appreciate me. There are people who love my music.” We know we do!

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