Jazmine Sullivan wins two Grammys – fans react

“I’ve wanted a Grammy since I was a kid.”

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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.”

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“Pick Up Your Feelings” was also nominated for Best R&B Song, but lost to 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.


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“[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.

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“Well done to all the black women who are living their lives and looking beautiful.”

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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.

Jazmine Sullivan on her two #Grammys: “I’m overwhelmed. I wanted to win a Grammy since I was a kid. After losing so many times, I feel like I’ve given up… So it’s surreal to hold these babies right now. https://t.co/5MEXLJhn5G


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“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.”

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“I also cherish the things that really matter. In my old age, that means the most. Like, I got to play with Stevie Wonder. Girl, that’s a big deal. That’s the reward. If I win , however, It would be nice. Not just for me, but for the underdogs. That’s why people are cheering me on. I’ve been at it for a minute and I’ve always tried my best.

Well, fans – myself included – couldn’t be happier for the singer/songwriter. Here’s how they celebrated Jazmine’s victory on Twitter:

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heaux tales was a cultural reset, a masterpiece. and it was unequivocal for black women, period. she doesn’t need this recognition but it is more than deserved. SO happy for Jazmine!!!!


Twitter: @KathleenNB

Here are many more victories!

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