Super Bowl National Anthem singer not a rookie
Do not twist it, otherwise it could "break your Windows". While some might think that Jazmine Sullivan is some kind of newcomer when she sings the national anthem at Super Bowl 2021 On Sunday alongside country star Eric Church, the 33-year-old R&B diva is no stranger to the game. In fact, his critically acclaimed new […]

Do not twist it, otherwise it could "break your Windows".

While some might think that Jazmine Sullivan is some kind of newcomer when she sings the national anthem at Super Bowl 2021 On Sunday alongside country star Eric Church, the 33-year-old R&B diva is no stranger to the game.

In fact, his critically acclaimed new album, "Heaux Tales" is his fourth album since his debut in 2008.

Here are five things you need to know about the Grammy-nominated belter.

1. Singing is in his genes

Born in Philadelphia, Sullivan went through her powerful pipes in a natural way: her mother was a former replacement singer for local label Philadelphia International Records, which in the 1970s gave us greats like Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, the O'Jays and Patti LaBelle. And she nurtured that voice at Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts.

Jazmine Sullivan's critically acclaimed new album
Jazmine Sullivan's critically acclaimed new album "Heaux Tales" is her fourth album since debuting in 2008.
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2. She signed a label at 15

Sullivan signed with the now defunct Jive Records - the former home of Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys and * NSYNC - when she was just 15. She recorded an album that was never released and was subsequently taken off the label. “It was a big blow,” she says. "I was angry." Uh, wrong move, Jive!

3. She was discovered by Missy Elliott

After providing some vocals for the R&B duo Kindred the Family Soul, Sullivan was discovered by Missy Elliott, who went on to work on Sullivan's 2008 debut album, “Fearless”, co-wrote and co-produced the hit single “Need U Bad”.

Jazmine Sullivan was discovered by Missy Elliott.
Jazmine Sullivan was discovered by Missy Elliott.
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4. She has never won a Grammy, but has many nominations

"Fearless" would earn Sullivan seven Grammy nominations, including a prestigious Best New Artist. And since then, the singer has always been a contender for music's highest honor, racking up 12 nominations. But she has yet to bring home a gramophone, making her one of the most nominated artists without a win.

5. She collaborated with HER

On his new album, "Heaux Tales", Sullivan teams up with his labelmate HER on the closest "Girl Like Me" for a soul mate to mate. Now the two are going to share the biggest stage of all together: SHE will sing "America the Beautiful" before Sullivan and Church do. the National anthem Sunday.

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