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Jazmine Sullivan

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At twelve years old Jazmine Sullivan had become a regular attraction at the famed Black Lily open mic club in Philadelphia, sharing the stage with the likes of The Roots and Kindred. That same year Jazmine wowed Stevie Wonder, who invited her to his house to sing for his family at a private birthday celebration. By thirteen she was the target of a heated race between major record labels and was personally signed by founder and former president of Jive Records, Clive Calder. Her debut album featured the production of the heavyweight artist and producer, Missy Elliott. So impressed was producer Timbaland with Jazmine that he offered to contribute a mix-tape track, simply to heat Jazmine's name up on the street. Citing her influences as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Kim Burrell and Prince. Meer op : www.jazminesullivanonline.com