Jazmine Sullivan: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
Bobby Carter | January 8, 2021
I don't recall any other artist at the Tiny Desk harmonizing their own introduction, but Philadelphia's own Jazmine Sullivan didn't waste a second, greeting us all by flexing those once-in-a-generation chops from the jump. The singer-songwriter, draped in a trench coat while her band sports all black, are nestled in the corner of a dimly lit space resembling a cabaret.
We don't see or hear much from Jazmine Sullivan until she has something to get off her chest. She drops a body of work every five years or so, shakes up the world of R&B with each offering, then quietly goes back to minding her own business. Her latest project, Heaux Tales, is a bold and timely conversation piece addressing truths regarding relationships, sex, social norms, self-worth and a myriad of other topics that women graple with. Each song is masterfully connected to another through unique yet familiar testimonies by women from all walks of life.
She starts her Tiny Desk (home) concert with three extended and reworked selections from Heaux Tales, squeezes in thee fan favorite from 2015's Reality Show, then invites Tiny Desk alum H.E.R. to the stage to close with "Girl Like Me." Ms. Sullivan, her background vocalists and H.E.R. ate this performance up and left not a crumb on the floor.
"Bodies (Intro)"
"The Other Side"
"Lost One"
"Let It Burn"
"Girl Like Me" (featuring H.E.R.)
Jazmine Sullivan: vocals
H.E.R.: vocals
Alisa Joe: vocals
Natalie Curtis: vocals
Ayana George: vocals
Dave Watson: drums
Simon Martinez: guitar
Jermaine Blandford: bass
Eric Wortham: keys
Video: Mansa Twin Johnson, Mignotae Kebede, Evan Morsell
Audio: Chauncey Burney
Creative Director: Amaya Segura
Set Design: Matthew Englebert
Executive Producer: Omari Williams
Producer: Bobby Carter
Video Producer: Maia Stern
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Morgan Noelle Smith
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

  • msmagalie12

    YAAAASSSS!!!! Tiny Desk, THIS is how you bring in the new year! OH YES!

    • Elon Wylie
      Elon Wylie

      Amazing. I listen to this on repeat

    • Takia Jones
      Takia Jones

      I’m mymm

    • Norm Dobbz
      Norm Dobbz

      Agreed 👍🏾💪🏾🔥🔥

    • Bubble You
      Bubble You

      Dope and deep, what a moment 🤯🧡🙆🏽‍♀️

    • Netta Baby
      Netta Baby

      Yesssssss 🙌

  • Kendricke D Wilson
    Kendricke D Wilson

    A whole vibe!!

  • AfroCynsible .Sistah
    AfroCynsible .Sistah

    I’m gonna jump right to the blast from the past 11:13 LET IT BURN

  • Lexi Harris
    Lexi Harris

    The other side live sounds so good ✨

  • Kit Jones
    Kit Jones

    Wow 2 solid artist with clothes on, no twerking, no body parts distracting from the message, vocals or music! Good job artist! Compliments

  • tanisha baker
    tanisha baker


  • Maya Andrea
    Maya Andrea

    The progressions in her music are like no other!! Okay let me stop commenting on here. Love you girl!

  • Maya Andrea
    Maya Andrea

    I literally can’t stop miming “Bodies” in my mirror everyday

  • Jasmine Hoskins
    Jasmine Hoskins

    All these harmonies are making it very difficult for me to sing both parts. I'll survive but still.

  • Alexandrea Hawkins
    Alexandrea Hawkins

    The cooperative giant preferentially irritate because dogsled topologically mug by a acceptable thomas. slim, whole porter

  • Aaliyah Ortega
    Aaliyah Ortega

    i would marry her

  • Have Science Will Travel
    Have Science Will Travel

    If her runs could be translated to distance, she will be faster than Usain Bolt.

  • Victoria Lockett
    Victoria Lockett

    There is not 1 song she sings that I don’t like! Love her and her beautiful voice 😊

  • Multifaceted

    How do you make “Lost One” sound like a motivational gospel song??? Ma’am I am CRYINGGGGG😭

  • tanisha baker
    tanisha baker


  • tanisha baker
    tanisha baker


  • Jason Wardell
    Jason Wardell

    Favorite artist ever.

  • Jason Taylor
    Jason Taylor

    Jazmine got the best mixture of top notch vocals and ratchet relatable content I have ever heard.

  • dar abreu de la rosa
    dar abreu de la rosa

    0:14 Home edition. You are welcome 😂😊

  • raymond Billups
    raymond Billups

    Phenomenal performance! Lost one penetrated my soul. I listen to it three times in a row.

  • Ismail Ibrahim
    Ismail Ibrahim

    In my top 10 tiny desk concerts for sure! It's levels to artistry.

  • Julius Cole
    Julius Cole

    My life was just blessed 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 I😍😍😍🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 u Jasmine keep doing what you're doing.

  • tanisha baker
    tanisha baker


  • Diana Desta
    Diana Desta

    Oh My God, this brought tears to my eyes

  • Omarr Koroma
    Omarr Koroma


  • Anita M Jones
    Anita M Jones

    So good. Her voice is like an aged Bourbon, so smooth, so rich and warms the soul.

  • Awillii

    Beautiful! I was hoping to hear Masterpiece (Mona Lisa). That’s my song!!

  • Nicole Mariee
    Nicole Mariee

    I’m convinced whoever disliked the video jus a hater...

  • Christie O
    Christie O

    Thank You for coming back Jasmine. Keep adding to the soundtrack of my Life🎁💛

  • Jazlyn

    Was I suppose to cry on every song?🥺😂

  • Shunterria Mcgill
    Shunterria Mcgill

    This is amazing!

  • Leisha

    omgee I love this with all my heart!

  • Christopher Smith
    Christopher Smith

    Only JS can have bit** in the chorus I’m like sing that sh** 😂 and I don’t curse that often. Some things are just curse appropriate 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Two Faced Affairs
    Two Faced Affairs

    When you at church & the holy spirit just takes over💎💯💙

  • Jalen Wesley
    Jalen Wesley

    Other side is my shiiiiiiidddd

  • Ayeshâ

    Imma just say the rest of her albums need to sound live. She literally sound WAYYYYYYYYYYYY BETTER LIVE! the studio sound doesn't compliment her voice

  • aktisaeliou

    she had me at 00:28

  • This is Newness
    This is Newness

    Jazmine been that woman that singer that girl since day Lions Tiger and Bears. Its finally her season. She been on though.

  • Koiwu86

    Good ol singing Alto!

  • Many Moon
    Many Moon

    I have watched this 1000 times and I'm just noticing her barbed wire earrings!! Where can I find those?

  • Shebaxsaba Love
    Shebaxsaba Love


  • Sam LSD
    Sam LSD

    I am disappointed the bust out the window wasn't played That's the only song I know.

  • Sam LSD
    Sam LSD

    She sounds like the Weeknd 🤣😂😆

  • Shunterria Mcgill
    Shunterria Mcgill

    The best!

  • B Adigun
    B Adigun

    Give this lady all her roses, accolades and grammy's now please!

  • Caroline Tofa
    Caroline Tofa

    QUEEN 👑

  • Motlatji Molabe
    Motlatji Molabe

    Let it burn, my all time fav song! Amazing talent Jazzmine. Thank you

  • Samuel Pierce
    Samuel Pierce


  • A. J
    A. J

    When the guitarist grabbed the guitar towards that last part I knew it was over 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Andre Dusude
    Andre Dusude

    Une artiste dotée d'un talent exceptionnel💞💞🙏🙏🙏💞 💞 Bravo aux musiciens et aux choristes. Un grand merci à npr music.

  • kj232009

    So underrated

  • Christina Montgomery
    Christina Montgomery

    THIS ❤️🥰

  • Aneudys

    My face the entire time: 👁️👄👁️ The talent she has, the access she has, the range she has, the impact she has, the international implications that she has✨✨✨✨✨, jazmine is a singer's singer❤️❤️❤️. Whew mama the riffs were SLAMMING, and the harmony with H.E.R.... we love to HEAR IT✨

  • Yung Redboi 2500
    Yung Redboi 2500

    Most underrated female vocalist of today 💯🔥🔥🔥

  • felix Hamilton
    felix Hamilton

    I do love all the music's that she sang but I love the burn. It resonated with me. Thank you Jazmine, for the Tiny Desk Consort.

    • Dennis Bermudez
      Dennis Bermudez

      Do you mean "Let it Burn"? I started with Bodies being my favorite but the more I listen to it the more I realize it's a masterful rendition of Let it Burn. She is straight up enjoying herself and blessing us with her talent. And of course her band is not too shabby either.

  • Noel Backwards
    Noel Backwards

    Been too busy slapping the album that I just now found this. What a find indeed.

  • zipporah coleman
    zipporah coleman


  • w c
    w c

    This is grown folk music!!!!

  • dar abreu de la rosa
    dar abreu de la rosa

    12:58 isn't that the craziest run? omg

    • dar abreu de la rosa
      dar abreu de la rosa

      Exactly. Is like she is just talking. It blows my mind how gifted and talented she is.

    • Dennis Bermudez
      Dennis Bermudez

      The way she does it so effortlessly. For her it's just like breathing or something.

  • Bella1111

    Beautiful 💜

  • AJ Sassy
    AJ Sassy

    This is one churchy sounding ratchet song! I love it!!! It's that piano for me and the lyrics!

  • Brittney Janae
    Brittney Janae

    omg she is killing!

  • Troll Reality
    Troll Reality

    Jasmine Sullivan, not Jennifer Lopez should have been singing at inauguration. OK?!

  • Esquire2B


  • Star Gazer
    Star Gazer


  • Xeech ET
    Xeech ET

    2021 is Jazmine's year!!!! This is a long time coming!!

  • Queen DK
    Queen DK

    This is giving me Beyoncé Lemonade vibes! Yassss Jazzzz!👏🏽👏🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

  • girl smile
    girl smile

    bruuuuuh i love you Jaz you are truly talented !!!

  • raven raven
    raven raven

    This is Musically thought provoking .....Masterful

  • Shaniya Spencer
    Shaniya Spencer

    I literally come here EVERYDAY! You did that jazmin💙


    Home edition yaaaaas. We want y’all to VIBE WIT uuus. I hear you Jazz 🔥

  • Fye Vegetarian
    Fye Vegetarian

    How could anybody possibly hit dislike on this, I'm seriously baffled! Just 🔥🔥🔥

  • All Inspiration
    All Inspiration

    Jazmine this is what we needed Sis. Fire! And Alisa is laying it down as usual. Yesssss ladies....yessss

  • K O
    K O

    3:09 so beautiful

  • Shakeyva Moran
    Shakeyva Moran

    Jazmine been 🔥. Just happy ppl are finally seeing and understanding how dope and TALENTED this woman really is. She is just surgical with it 💜💜💜

  • India Carney
    India Carney


  • TheVisualAudioDirector


  • Danna Thomas
    Danna Thomas

    Come tf on, Jaz! Ohmygawd! 🙌🏾💛

  • Genesis David
    Genesis David

    I love this lady! I instantly started bobbing my head cause GIRL I’ve been loving you since day oneee ❤️

  • Jazzy Mitchell
    Jazzy Mitchell

    Never can go wrong with Jaz or HER!! So dope!! Vocals & those runs are always on point!! I be making faces like im singing 🤣🤣🤣 This by One of my favorites! ❣❣❣

  • Jayson Abraham
    Jayson Abraham

    This three piece band. Piano, guitar and drums. The bgvs and HER VOICE. This is MUSIC. Jazmine is one of the GREATS. A singer’s singer. We stan you queen. ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾

  • Laugh is love
    Laugh is love

    Goosebumps 🤯 I love Jazmine Sullivan so much this is amazing! She's so underrated. 💜🔥🔥🔥

  • Drew Schultz
    Drew Schultz

    I love how dynamic her ensemble is - they’re not all slamming drums and screaming guitars all the time - if the song calls for it they go there, but they’re playing artfully and making those dynamics a varied choice instead of a constant habit. Everyone on this performance is killing it!

  • Patricia Ritchie
    Patricia Ritchie

    Yes love her

  • Becca Smith
    Becca Smith

    Loving this. Is it me, or is the intro to 'The Other Side" very reminiscent of Everlong? Am I the venn diagram between Jazmine Sullivan and the Foo Fighters? Here to represent Black Gen X.

  • Mary Moore
    Mary Moore

    I need a WHOLE Jasmine, Her & Ari Lennox EP... OMG! My Faves!

  • David Herzel
    David Herzel

    Hammer! :-)

  • Chrisitan Murray
    Chrisitan Murray

    It was H.E.R running for me, YAASSSS!!

  • Genius84

    Jazmine is the only consistent singer that's out hands down!

  • Kaya Madinina
    Kaya Madinina


  • LGBT Underground
    LGBT Underground

    Adore her 💚

  • laimarmuh

    Soul soothin’! This album is real art!

  • Black Queen
    Black Queen

    Thanks for giving me real music ❤

  • buti

    i needed this version of bodies because wow

  • Troy Kelly
    Troy Kelly


  • Jonathan Justo
    Jonathan Justo

    If she wouldve done forever dont last i wouldve cried so much more

  • okokcool

    I love her

  • leslie simamora
    leslie simamora


  • Matt Carter Talks
    Matt Carter Talks

    Doesn't matter if you believe in God or not. There is no denying that her voice comes straight from the source. I said what I said.

  • dar abreu de la rosa
    dar abreu de la rosa

    The way Jazmine sang Lost One. I cannot get over it. I am obsessed. Her vocals are impecable.