Let Jazmine Sullivan tell you all about her Heaux Tales

January 15, 2021

The prayers of R&B music lovers around the world have been answered! Heaux Tales, the new project by the incomparable Jazmine Sullivan is available now via RCA Records.

Sparked by lively conversations between Jazmine and her sister-friends, Heaux Tales is a conceptual project with songs about lust, insecurities, betrayal, regret, empowerment and the desire for love and security (even if just superficial). All delivered with the intimacy, honesty and gospel-drenched, spine-tingling vocals we’ve come to expect from the Philadelphia native.

Jazmine Sullivan

Heaux Tales includes guest appearances by H.E.R.Anderson .Paak and Ari Lennox, as Jazmine channels different characters throughout the seven songs, threaded together with several real-life tales narrated by her friends. The project features production by: 

  • Key Wane
  • DZL
  • Cardiak & Wu10
  • J Mo 
  • Dev Hynes
  • Dave “Pop” Watson
  • Dilemma
  • JoeLogic & Gee  
  • Bongo ByTheWay

Previously released songs from the project, Lost One and Pick Up Your Feelings, heightened the anticipation for the release and earned coveted spots on multiple “Best of 2020” lists including NPR, Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork, Noisey and more. 

Jazmine will bring Heaux Tales to life with performances on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on January 12

Heaux Tales tracklist

  1. Bodies (Intro) – [produced & arranged by Key Wane for For The Win]                                            
  2. Antoinette’s Tale                                                   
  3. Pick Up Your Feelings – [produced & arranged by Key Wane for For The Win]                             
  4. Ari’s Tale                                                                  
  5. Put It Down – [produced by DZL for Glitchwerk Productions]                                
  6. On It feat. Ari Lennox – [produced by Cardiak for Heartfelt Productions & Wu10]                                     
  7. Donna’s Tale                                                           
  8. Price Tags feat. Anderson .Paak – [Produced by J Mo]                            
  9. Rashida’s Tale                                                         
  10. Lost One – [produced by Dave “Pop” Watson]                                                                         
  11. Precious’ Tale                                                         
  12. The Other Side – [produced by Dilemma, JoeLogic & Gee; additional production by Matt Amadio & Sam Wishkoski]                                                        
  13. Amanda’s Tale                                                        
  14. Girl Like Me feat. H.E.R. – [produced by Bongo ByTheWay for ByTheWay Entertainment]


Jazmine Sullivan is often cited as one of today’s most dynamic vocalists. With her 2008-debut album, Fearless, featured the chart-topping hit singles Need You Bad and Bust Your Windows. She has also earned the Philadelphia native seven Grammy nominations including Best New Artist. Sullivan released her second album, the critically acclaimed Love Me Back in 2010, which the Associated Press declared as “something amazing” and consequently garnered her an eighth Grammy nomination for Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles)

Jazmine Sullivan
Photo Credit: Adedayo Kosoko

Sullivan’s 2015 third studio album, Reality Show, which included fan favourites Let It BurnForever Don’t Last and Mascara debuted at: 

  • No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart
  • No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart
  • No. 3 on the Digital Albums chart 
  • No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200

The album also received three Grammy nominations and appeared on numerous “Best of” lists, including NPR Music which proclaimed Jazmine “is blessed with a ninth-wonder-of-the-world voice: She sounds sly, raspy, nimble, battleship-sturdy, gospel-drenched, emotionally devastating.” Sullivan is the recipient of the Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award (2010) and BET Her Award (2009).

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