With "Lions, Tigers & Bears" -- the third single form her debut album, "Fearless" -- climbing the charts, going 0-for-5 at this year's Grammy Awards did not phase Jazmine Sullivan."I'm not at all upset," the Philadelphia singer and songwriter, who was nominated for best new artist and in five R&B categories, tells "Everybody who was nominated pretty much was deserving.But I am thinking of songs these days."I took a break (from writing).I didn't have an inspiration or anything like that for a little while.
Over the weekend, Jazmine got reflective on Instagram, visiting a store that brought her memories of her past.There’s nothing like bouncing back from a dead-end, not going anywhere, hurtful for your soul type of relationship.And that’s just the type of relationship Jazmine Sullivan was in.The theories vary, but many point the finger at race — an undervaluing of R&B by black artists, and the overvaluing of white singers, from Sam Smith to Justin Timberlake.Whatever the case, Sullivan is aware of the discussions, on and off the Web, but she doesn't spend too much time thinking about it."I guess I'm glad that people are recognizing me in some way, and kind of see there's a little injustice in how black soul artists are received," Sullivan said in a recent interview.Search the name Jazmine Sullivan online, and you're likely to find the name of another powerful vocalist-slash-songwriter: Adele.