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


  1. msmagalie12


    14 өдрийн өмнө

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

    • Elon Wylie

      Elon Wylie

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      Amazing. I listen to this on repeat

    • Takia Jones

      Takia Jones

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      I’m mymm

    • Norm Dobbz

      Norm Dobbz

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      Agreed 👍🏾💪🏾🔥🔥

    • Bubble You

      Bubble You

      6 өдрийн өмнө

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

    • Netta Baby

      Netta Baby

      9 өдрийн өмнө

      Yesssssss 🙌



    10 минутын өмнө

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

  3. Fye Vegetarian

    Fye Vegetarian

    12 минутын өмнө

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

  4. All Inspiration

    All Inspiration

    22 минутын өмнө

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

  5. K O

    K O

    30 минутын өмнө

    3:09 so beautiful

  6. Shakeyva Moran

    Shakeyva Moran

    Цагийн өмнө

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

  7. India Carney

    India Carney

    Цагийн өмнө


  8. TheVisualAudioDirector


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  9. Danna Thomas

    Danna Thomas

    Цагийн өмнө

    Come tf on, Jaz! Ohmygawd! 🙌🏾💛

  10. Genesis David

    Genesis David

    2 цагийн өмнө

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

  11. Jazzy Mitchell

    Jazzy Mitchell

    2 цагийн өмнө

    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! ❣❣❣

  12. Jayson Abraham

    Jayson Abraham

    2 цагийн өмнө

    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. ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾

  13. Laugh is love

    Laugh is love

    2 цагийн өмнө

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

  14. Drew Schultz

    Drew Schultz

    3 цагийн өмнө

    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!

  15. Patricia Ritchie

    Patricia Ritchie

    3 цагийн өмнө

    Yes love her

  16. Becca Smith

    Becca Smith

    3 цагийн өмнө

    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.

  17. Mary Moore

    Mary Moore

    3 цагийн өмнө

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

  18. David Herzel

    David Herzel

    3 цагийн өмнө

    Hammer! :-)

  19. Chrisitan Murray

    Chrisitan Murray

    3 цагийн өмнө

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

  20. Genius84


    4 цагийн өмнө

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

  21. Kaya Madinina

    Kaya Madinina

    4 цагийн өмнө


  22. LGBT Underground

    LGBT Underground

    4 цагийн өмнө

    Adore her 💚

  23. laimarmuh


    5 цагийн өмнө

    Soul soothin’! This album is real art!

  24. Black Queen

    Black Queen

    5 цагийн өмнө

    Thanks for giving me real music ❤

  25. buti


    5 цагийн өмнө

    i needed this version of bodies because wow

  26. Troy Kelly

    Troy Kelly

    6 цагийн өмнө


  27. Jonathan Justo

    Jonathan Justo

    6 цагийн өмнө

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

  28. okokcool


    6 цагийн өмнө

    I love her

  29. leslie simamora

    leslie simamora

    6 цагийн өмнө


  30. Matt Carter Talks

    Matt Carter Talks

    6 цагийн өмнө

    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.

  31. dar abreu de la rosa

    dar abreu de la rosa

    7 цагийн өмнө

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

  32. Venus Ketcham

    Venus Ketcham

    8 цагийн өмнө

    Let's Go!!! 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾

  33. Sheena Alexis

    Sheena Alexis

    9 цагийн өмнө

    I listen to this every single day. I’m in love 😍

  34. April LaJoy

    April LaJoy

    9 цагийн өмнө

    INCREDIBLE gift. Geesh.

  35. MK MK

    MK MK

    9 цагийн өмнө

    Omg I died

  36. Nicholas OFFICIAL

    Nicholas OFFICIAL

    9 цагийн өмнө

    I cant believe that this is free

  37. Raeven Clay

    Raeven Clay

    10 цагийн өмнө

    Jesus she deserves so much more than she’s ever got

  38. Nicole Arrendell

    Nicole Arrendell

    11 цагийн өмнө

    True singer she needs to shine all these new singers are good no recognition

  39. Crazy Believe with Nelsa

    Crazy Believe with Nelsa

    12 цагийн өмнө

    Oh, Jazmine. You are life. A storyteller extraordinaire. This was exquisite. So happy you are back!!!!

  40. U L

    U L

    12 цагийн өмнө


  41. Jas Lyn

    Jas Lyn

    12 цагийн өмнө

    2:15 was a symphony of western and jazz 😩

  42. Prince Marsh

    Prince Marsh

    12 цагийн өмнө

    when she said Home Ediittttionnn, I already knew!!!

  43. Skap 101

    Skap 101

    12 цагийн өмнө

    Sis came to body us all with that lower register .. this feels really unfair.

  44. Sben Korsh

    Sben Korsh

    13 цагийн өмнө

    put aside her vocal talent. the artistry of these lyrics is unreal. at once, they comment AND critique the lived experiences, hopes, and dreams of so many people today. grounded from a perspective of a young black woman in america today, they question how to make a life in this horrible and racist economy, and she does so with remarkable creativity and playful abundance. there were glimpses of this in her first album, the second one amped it up, and this third one really is - a masterpiece. love you Jazmine, and thank you

  45. Copper King

    Copper King

    13 цагийн өмнө

    Back again....Such brilliance! Thank you Jaz and Tiny Desk! We are so grateful for this 2021 experience.

  46. Norm Dobbz

    Norm Dobbz

    13 цагийн өмнө

    These 2 together....chills!

  47. Lile Kaprii

    Lile Kaprii

    16 цагийн өмнө

    No words underrated artist 😩😩😩 love me some Ms. Sullivan

  48. Alexis Adams

    Alexis Adams

    16 цагийн өмнө

    Yassss! She is soooo dope!!!! 💗💗

  49. Evonne Aviles

    Evonne Aviles

    17 цагийн өмнө

    I love that your covered up..I feel like the whole don't have there our mind && looking for what??

  50. Sincerely Smak

    Sincerely Smak

    17 цагийн өмнө

    😩😩😩😩🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾Thank you Jazmine!!!!

  51. Smooth Operator

    Smooth Operator

    17 цагийн өмнө

    Yes, Queen

  52. Andrea F

    Andrea F

    18 цагийн өмнө

    YES..........that was everything

  53. Imperial Princess

    Imperial Princess

    19 цагийн өмнө


  54. Imperial Princess

    Imperial Princess

    19 цагийн өмнө


  55. Jarvis Brinson

    Jarvis Brinson

    19 цагийн өмнө

    I feel like she gave us Jasmine!! Her vocals were insane! Her stage presence, her background, her band!! And she looks good! Phenomenal Jaz.!

  56. Super Star

    Super Star

    19 цагийн өмнө


  57. Alexandra Lydia

    Alexandra Lydia

    20 цагийн өмнө

    Love her so much always have since high school ✨❤️

  58. Matt Robinson

    Matt Robinson

    20 цагийн өмнө

    I'm back again. This set has become my morning ritual to prep me mentally for the day ahead. Good vibes.



    20 цагийн өмнө

    Back again!! This is about to be wine down bed time shower music. check out my reaction to this on my page!

  60. Jay Spence

    Jay Spence

    20 цагийн өмнө

    Finally this perfectly tuned instrument is getting her just do. It’s been a long time coming...so happy for her. Beast mode-

  61. Miss Chrissy98

    Miss Chrissy98

    21 цагийн өмнө

    She’s so talented, I just adore her and her voice 🥰

  62. Marcella Warrior

    Marcella Warrior

    21 цагийн өмнө

    I absolutely love this album!!❤️❤️❤️ Jazmine Sullivan is such a great artist!! Very underrated!! So talented!!

  63. Steve Hunter

    Steve Hunter

    21 цагийн өмнө

    the background singers are so good. they did not miss a note.

  64. Yonatan Jori Saputro

    Yonatan Jori Saputro

    22 цагийн өмнө

    Lost One 7:41 Girl Like Me 14:46

  65. LevDes7333 T

    LevDes7333 T

    22 цагийн өмнө

    I listened too alot of artists, but after listening to Jazmine Sullivan I can remember whom!!.. wow !!! Wow!!! Bow in the present of greatness!!

  66. Riyah B.

    Riyah B.

    22 цагийн өмнө

    Honey you inspire me to keep going keep sanging keep growing keep flowing you are gifted far beyond words sitting at the ramen spot crying eating smiling enjoying grateful

  67. Karen Simpson

    Karen Simpson

    22 цагийн өмнө


  68. Pardon My Fro

    Pardon My Fro

    23 цагийн өмнө

    It's the foot stomp for me!

  69. just Lemon

    just Lemon

    23 цагийн өмнө

    Her voice really soothes my soul.

  70. Girl Interrupted2

    Girl Interrupted2

    23 цагийн өмнө

    2 artists that I love. They are slaying the game. I love to hear real vocalist that feel their music. No auto tunes or gimmicks. They sound just like we think we do in the shower. Amazing!😍 Thanks for sharing your gift.

  71. Ruby Beasley

    Ruby Beasley

    23 цагийн өмнө

    First off you slayed us and then you had THE NERVE TO bring out HER!!! Chile I don threw my wig!

  72. Amian -Emile

    Amian -Emile

    23 цагийн өмнө

    This was soooo good❗❗. I don't know I was waiting for pick up your feelings🙈

  73. Justin Patterson

    Justin Patterson

    23 цагийн өмнө

    I am sorry but her vocals give me chills

  74. King Mind

    King Mind

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Nothing Like Pure Talented Vocals with the Accompany of Vibrant Acoustics💯💎

  75. Yvette Kelsey

    Yvette Kelsey

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Jazmin and H.e.r omg I'm done beyond 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 wonderful

  76. Shakisha Thompson

    Shakisha Thompson

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Girl like me!!!! Thank you for speaking about me! Love it!!!

  77. Monique Stewart

    Monique Stewart

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I ready to come through this computer like the ole school church mother with the white handkerchief. Go head on Jazmine!

  78. K B

    K B

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    This Album is Absolutely a Masterpiece‼️ She really put some thought to this project. The Art is noticeably appreciated ‼️‼️ Get it Girl‼️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  79. Shaun Heckstall

    Shaun Heckstall

    Өдрийн өмнө

    She had me at "Home edition!" She literally can sing the worst lyrics and slam!

  80. Melanie Elder

    Melanie Elder

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    Amazing artist!!!!

  81. Sayida Rivers

    Sayida Rivers

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    AMEN!! Great melodies, harmonies and LYRICS WOW!!! Love Jazmine and H.E.R. song Title?), "Why these hoes be winning?...You gonna make a hoe out of me". POWERFUL Lyrics!! I hear their pain...I'm blessed to be happily married though. Keep the music coming please.

  82. Miss. Polkcahontas

    Miss. Polkcahontas

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Ok so you just gone slay "Home edition 00:14- 00:16" like that? Dang lemme have my edges guh.... 😍😍

  83. M W

    M W

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Wow! This is what we have been missing!

  84. Nasra Ali

    Nasra Ali

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Her vocals are insane!!!!!! Especially on the other side....howwwww 🤭🤭🤭🤭

  85. Mariah Fan

    Mariah Fan

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    Always been a fan since her song with Kindred Family Soul. Glad she is getting the recognition she deserves

  86. Liam 2020

    Liam 2020

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Urrrbody bow to the Queen, Ms Sullivan 👑👑👑

  87. Rana Audain

    Rana Audain

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This has me in such a great mood.

  88. Don't Do Me boo!

    Don't Do Me boo!

    Өдрийн өмнө

    It's about Fuhhhhhhhken Time!

  89. DeeDee Gordon

    DeeDee Gordon

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Simply amazing

  90. Oyinkanspost


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Amazing set! Two phenomenal singers 😭😭💕 Also shoutout to the back up singers! Sis showed out at 13:16

  91. SONS 360

    SONS 360

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I hope they stay tight they sound PROPER teamed up

  92. Zeyna Media

    Zeyna Media

    Өдрийн өмнө

    She is back!!!! Insane album and overwhelming performance at tiny desk... XX



    Өдрийн өмнө

    It’s the talent the hair the boots the trench the smile THE PRETTY the musicality... it’s every second of this for me!

  94. Onlinetill9


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Like why the cursing?? Within one minute already 3 swear words so unnecessary. I just want to hear nice melodies and beautiful vocals..

    • Theresa Morgan

      Theresa Morgan

      2 цагийн өмнө

      @Onlinetill9 No problem

    • Onlinetill9


      2 цагийн өмнө

      @Theresa Morgan Oh, I didn't know that... she's really commited then lol Thanks for letting me know ✌️

    • Theresa Morgan

      Theresa Morgan

      2 цагийн өмнө

      The album is called "hoe tales" for a reason.

  95. fuldo lin

    fuldo lin

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    I was today years old when I watched this for the literal 100th time.

  96. Tyrel Dorrough

    Tyrel Dorrough

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Jazmine and H.e.r. together was like eavesdropping on them on the couch drinking and having a private conversation between girlfriends. You can't take nothing from Jazmine she's really come full circle like one of the greats getting greater .. or more great. And then there was h.e.r. and the way that she just sat there so casually and chill and played thst acoustic guitar and sang that song

  97. Guadalupe Lopez

    Guadalupe Lopez

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    Jazmine Sullivan is so talented. She's always been able to sing a song and take you into the world she's singing about. Love love loved this. Her band is great too. And the background singers are soooo talented as well. All around one of the best things I've ever seen.

  98. Jordan Noble

    Jordan Noble

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Most underrated. Her talent is out of this world

  99. Trent Domonic

    Trent Domonic

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I watch this like every other day.....

  100. Naturelle_D


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Fire! Her voice is so undeniable!