Jazmine Sullivan wins two Grammys – fans react
“I’ve wanted a Grammy since I was a kid.”
Jazmine landed her first-ever Grammy early in the series as “Pick Up Your Feelings” won Best R&B Performance – tied with Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open.”
And then the cheers rang out again when Jazmine’s name was announced again, this time for Best R&B Album. His 2021 project Tales of Heaux beat out the releases of fellow HER nominees Snoh Aalegra, Jon Baptiste and Leon Bridges.
Tales of Heux was rehearsed with my friends and I…and my entire Twitter timeline, so this win felt like a win for all of us! Issa Rae liked it so much that Jazmine ended up creating a deluxe edition with the Unsafe Star.
“[Heaux Tales ended up being] a safe space for black women to tell their stories,” Jazmine began in her acceptance speech. “So that we learn from each other, laugh with each other and are not taken advantage of.
“Well done to all the black women who are living their lives and looking beautiful.”
Before tonight, Jazmine had 12 Grammy nominations under her belt. Later that night, Jazmine admitted that she had almost given up on the idea of winning a Grammy.
“Few things matter with all that I’ve been through,” Jazmine said Variety last month about what a Grammy win would mean to her. “I feel like I’ve always been acclaimed by people I love and respect.”
Well, fans – myself included – couldn’t be happier for the singer/songwriter. Here’s how they celebrated Jazmine’s victory on Twitter:
Here are many more victories!