Sullivan ‘Unfazed’ By Grammy’s Snub

Published: Thursday 19th Feb 2009 by Sam
Sullivan 'Unfazed' By Grammy's Snub
Despite being nominated for 5 awards at this year’s Grammy’s, the event passed with Jazmine Sullivan walking away without any. Speaking to Billboard, the 22 year old Atlantic Records artist doesn’t seem to be letting it get to her:
With “Lions, Tigers & Bears” — the third single from her debut album, “Fearless” — climbing the charts, going 0-for-5 at this year’s Grammy Awards did not phase Jazmine Sullivan.
“I’m not at all upset,” the Philadelphia singer and songwriter, who was nominated for best new artist and in five R&B categories, tells Billboard.com. “Everybody who was nominated pretty much was deserving. I have a long career ahead of me, so this is not my last Grammys, hopefully.”
Sullivan is looking forward to conquering another world this year, however — acting. In April she’ll fly to Prague to start shooting “Red Tails,” director Anthony Hemingway’s Tuskegee Airmen story. “I play a singer who entertains soldiers,” reports Sullivan, who will appear alongside current touring partner Ne-Yo. “I’m really just entertainment for them, but I kind of get a little relationship going with one of them. So that’s very exciting.
“I used to act when I was younger, in little plays,” adds Sullivan, who attended Philadelphia’s Creative and Performing Arts high school. “It never was really a passion of mine. It’s just something I did and I could do. Anything where I can be creative, I like to do.”
Sullivan also has a TV project brewing but says she can’t reveal details yet.
Her humbleness is quite endearing. Though, I must say, I’m still baffled at how she was completely shut out from the Grammy’s – her ‘Fearless’ album is quite an album. Here’s hoping her future is as bright as it’s looking to be moving forward.
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  1. ND February 19, 2009

    She shoulda won Best R&B Album (of the year) over JHUD cos her album is the ish!

  2. Jarren February 19, 2009

    She wasn't nominated in that category. She was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B album and Mary J Blige's wack ass album won.

  3. lili February 19, 2009

    i agree she’s very humble. her album is the sh*t . i hate that she didn’t win , but i’m glad she’s not gonna let that deter her.

  4. ND February 19, 2009

    My bad @ Jarren!

    In that case she 100% should’ve won over MJB!!!!

  5. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    Who cares….Did ya’ll hear bout ciara new video with JT?

    -Taylor P

  6. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    OHHHH I haaaaaate Ciara’s stans they’re soooo annoyin !! my effin god shut the f*** up with your Ciara . I actually don’t hate her but her fans !! I can’t believe i hate someone fans unbelievable !

    Anyway Jazmine deserve sucess ! Grammy sucked this year . I was sure she would have one !

  7. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    Yea yea…. were crazy but thats what is gonna make CIara be forever more…lol

    So tell err one but da collabo cuz YOU will bangin’ to it by next month…

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  8. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    i agree she was robbed blind in daylight! wtf…are u kidding me? Mary pretty much had one effin single form her album…and…yea ima say it..SO DID JHUD…i dont understand…

    But people who dish out hit after hit…video after video..like Jazmine and Keyshia are getting overlooked. The grammys eat ass…

  9. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    she 100% should’ve won over MJB !

  10. number1k9 February 19, 2009

    She to me was more deserving of a Grammy Award over Jennifer Hudson!

    They gave it to her for her past family troubles

    number1k9

  11. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    people i truly agree, Jazmine should have won at least one, if not two. Jhud album sucks and she shouldn’t have won new artist..Jhud awards was pity awards and yes keshia along with jazmine really got look over. Jhud has a voice but it’s not controlling and i would never spends my money to see her sing she can’t perform, she’s boring.

  12. number1k9 February 19, 2009

    Yeah Keyhsia Cole also should have won for “Heaven Sent” or album (for ‘Just Like You’) last year over Ne-Yo!

    “Heaven Sent,” was such a good song!!! I WAS ROCKIN’ IT AFTER I GOT THE CD, way before it was a single!

    number1k9

  13. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    Jazmine was robbed at the Grammsy. I saw her performance on her tour with NeYo and she is awersome!! Hopefully she can win a grammy next year..

  14. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    OK YEAH JAZMINE WAS ROBBED OF A GRAMMY BUT DON’T PUT J.HUD DOWN FOR WINNING HERS. IF YOU GUYS ACTUALLY HEAR J.HUD’S ALBUM IT’S A PRETTY GOOD ALBUM.

    AND YOU PPL CAN BE SO EVIL WHEN IT COMES TO ARTIST LIKE SHE DIDN’T GET ANY SYMPATHY BECUASE OF HER FAMILY J.HUD IS ONE THE BEST SINGERS OUT RIGHT NOW. SO LEAVE IT BE.

    GO JAZZY, I’M SO GLAD YOU AREN’T FAZED BY NOT WINNING THAT IS A TRUE ARTIST YOU KEEP IT MOVING AND DO YOU. I’M SURE YOU WILL DEF. WIN IN THE FUTURE. CAN’T TO SEE HOW SHE ACTS IN THE MOVIE.

  15. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    Yeah don’t put J Hud down because she won. Her cd is nice, I have been listening to it again since she did a wonderful performance of You Pulled Me Through at the Grammys. Jazmine is the ish and she will be around for a while. I love her cd and it gets daily rotation from me.

  16. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    Jennifer won her grammy fair and square because she earned it. She work hard just as much as the nomimated artists that lost. Most of the pathetic fools saying she won out of sympathy are probably the sames ones that did not buy her album or even hear it. Jazmine is one of the best young talents to come out in a long while. Pretty sure she’ll win a couple along the way thru out her long career. Jennifer is one of the best voices of our generation besides Christina Alguilera and Leona Lewis so she more than deserve every success that comes her way. I feel the ones that are downing J-Hud because of her success are mad because she either won over your favorite artists or embarassed one of your beloved artist in a certain movie. GET THE F*** OVER IT!

  17. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    Jazmine is signed to J Records not Atlantic Records

  18. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    Jennifer got her album because of what happened. PERIOD! Her album was BLAND. Amazing voice, average material.

    Jazmine should have beaten MJB and Adele (although I do like Adele). I was hoping Jazmine would win the Best New Artist category just so she gets some publicity. The industry and the media have been sleeping on her!

  19. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    NO. Jennifer won cuz her single “Spotlight” was on top of the charts. Plus if you took the time to listen to her songs on her album like “If This Isn’t Love”-“You Pulled Me Thru”-“My Heart”-“Can’t Stop The Rain”-“Invisible”-“Jesus Promised Me A Home Over There”-“Giving Myself”-“I’m His Only Woman” which are very single worthy imo. They were just that damn good sweetie. Her voice is amazing and it showed the vocal range she takes with her voice. I did not know Jennifer could hit high notes until I heard “Giving Myself”. Jennifer performed on all syndicated shows and blew the roof off which is what Grammie voters look for. I would think they would judge a singer’s talent based on vocal delivery, single charts, showmanship and album charts. Sympathy is a pathetic excuse PERIOD. If you want to say sympathy than that would most definiely go to Britney Spears cuz her performance was definitely lacking.

  20. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    I’ve listenned seriously her album and he’s not soo good . Just ok … I was actually disapointed because she deserve to be in the same level than Alicia but her album was just ok just like the Ashanti’s one . I actually can’t believe her nomnation by the way

  21. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    Well that is a matter of your own opinion. The grammy academy seems to differ from you. You are not a music critic the people that are part of the grammy committee are. If you have a complaint make your excuses with them. I just think it is pathetic how some downgrade somebody’s success when they did actually work hard for it. With that being said congrats to J-Hud on her success a grammy and an oscar, maybe a tony is next in line in the future for Jennifer. Congrats on Jazmin for being nominated 5 times for her first album. Peace out!

  22. Anonymous February 19, 2009

    For all of the people putting J-Hud down can kick rock. Her album is good and it sold alot more than Jazmin’s. Don’t get me wrong Jazmin album is good but imo J-Hud’s is better. And the Grammy’s dont give out pitty awards because if they did then why didn’t Aaliyah, Big Pun, Biggie win one. And why didn’t TLC win one after Lefteye passed away. The Grammy’s have a committee of people who has to vote and they go by record sales and and how many times a song is played on the radio. And if they gave J-Hud that Grammy for pitty then why didn’t She win the other 3 Grammy’s she was nominated for?????

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  24. Anonymous February 20, 2009

    lol @ all the j hud haters.. She earned her grammy.. I guess her oscar was a pitty award 2.. Even though she won that before her family tragedy.. Hating on Jennifer does not mean Jazmine will win any awards lol… She will continue to do big things and win more awards because she’s talented.. Stop the hate ..

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