Jazmine Sullivan’s musical comeback has been exceptional. Following a six-year hiatus, she let loose the critically-acclaimed Heaux Tales on January 8, and the EP became the highest-charting project of the singer’s career.
This week also saw two songs from Heaux Tales debut on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. “Pick Up Your Feelings” landed at #95 while “Girl Like Me” featuring H.E.R. opened at #97. The R&B songstress’s last Hot 100 entry was “Holding You Down (Goin In Circles)” in 2010.
#95, Pick Up Your Feelings
#97, Girl Like Me ft. @HERMusicx
Sullivan last appeared on the chart in 2010, with "Holding You Down (Goin In Circles)."
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) January 19, 2021
The prosperous Jazmine Sullivan resurgence will also include an appearance at Super Bowl LV next month. The National Football League announced the Grammy-nominated Sullivan and Country singer Eric Church will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the big game in Florida.
Sullivan’s “Girl Like Me” collaborator H.E.R. will sing “America the Beautiful.” Canadian superstar The Weeknd is headlining the Super Bowl LV halftime show. The XO label leader will hit the stage a year after Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s Emmy-winning Super Bowl LIV mid-game performance.
Super Bowl LV is scheduled to be played on February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The game will air live on CBS. The NFC will be represented by either the Green Bay Packers or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The AFC will be represented by either the Buffalo Bills or the Kansas City Chiefs.