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.