Armed with a new album Heaux Tales and fresh out of performing on the NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, R&B songstress Jazmine Sullivan backed by 2 guitarists delivered a stripped-down rendition of the H.E.R.-assisted single "Girl Like Me" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Jazmine showed off her flawless vocals in the intimate setting. “It ain’t right how these hoes be winning,” she sang. “And I ain’t wanna be / But you gon’ make a hoe outta me.”
Heaux Tales is Jazmine's first project since her 2015 critically acclaimed album "Reality Show" nearly six years ago. Sullivan has seen 12 Grammy nominations and put out three stellar albums since 2008.
On her latest album, Sullivan tells the unabashed stories and unique experiences that aren’t just exclusive to her life, but to women everywhere. "I wrote Heaux Tales to give voice to every woman. We’re deserving of respect whether we as a C.E.O. of a company or if we stripping. It’s about unity. It’s about boldness. It’s about ownership and confidence and also vulnerability and self-reflection," explains Sullivan.
Jazmine’s first project in six years features appearances from Anderson. Paak, H.E.R., and Ari Lennox.
She celebrated Heaux Tales release with a performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. Accompanied by her band and background vocalists, the Philly songstress put her powerful pipes on display while performing a stripped-down selection of songs off the conceptual project. Wearing a trench coat, she opened her 20-minute set with “Bodies (Intro)” before delivering “The Other Side” and “Lost One.”
Watch the latest performance below which is also available on VMN Music TV. Stream Heaux Tales below.