Jazmine Sullivan’s “Need U Bad” Claims No. 1 Spot On Charts First Female In Four Years To Top Urban Charts With Debut Single

New York, NY – J Records? singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan shows no fear of success as her debut single “Need U Bad” claims the No. 1 spot this week on Billboard?s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts, thus making her the first female in almost four years (the 8th this decade!) to accomplish this achievement! The Jonathan Mannion-directed video for “Need U Bad” has been No. 1 on BET?s 106 & Park video countdown show for 3 non-consecutive days since her live August 21st performance on the program. The video is also the second highest rated R&B video on AOL Music.

Now with a chart-topping hit single and her J Records? debut disc Fearless confirmed for a September 23rd release, all eyes and ears are focused on Jazmine Sullivan. The 21 year-old Philly native has been selected for the coveted new artist spotlights on VH1 Soul?s You Oughta Know http://www.vh1.com/artists/you_oughta_know/, and MTV?s Discover and Download http://www.mtv.com/music/discover_download/. On September 24, BET will air Jazmine Sullivan = Fearless, a 30-minute special featuring the talented songstress performing tracks from her debut disc.

As an Executive Producer and sole songwriter on Fearless, Sullivan (along with Missy Elliott, Salaam Remi and Peter Edge) has orchestrated a debut opus full of lush musical arrangements by Elliott, Remi, Stargate, Jack Splash, Fisticuffs and more – all complemented by her expressive yet witty songwriting skills and rich vocals. From the introductory reggae-inspired single “Need U Bad,” and the 60’s soulfulness on ?One Night Stand,? to the prime-time drama of ?Bust Your Windows? and the heart-wrenching ?After The Hurricane,? Fearless will be a much needed respite from the multitude of releases set for the remainder of the year.

Summarizing Jazmine?s distinctive musical talents, Missy Elliott states: “Jazmine stands out from all the other artists because she sings with so much conviction! But not only is she a great singer, she’s a great writer. She’s not just an artist, she’s a performer! She’s just as great live as she is on records. And you don’t get that from a lot of artists today.”

Beginning October 8 at Boston?s Opera House, Jazmine will bring her unique brand of bold and beautiful music with a rebellious spirit to the stage as the opening act on the highly-anticipated Maxwell tour. The tour is scheduled to trek across twenty-five cities, ending in Jazmine?s hometown of Philadelphia on November 21.

The Maxwell/Jazmine Sullivan tour dates are as follows:

Oct 8 Boston, MA Opera House
Oct 9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
Oct 10 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
Oct 12 Toronto, ON Massey Theatre
Oct 14 Cincinnati, OH The Taft Theatre
Oct 15 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Oct 17 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
Oct 18 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
Oct 19 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Oct 21 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theater
Oct 22 Omaha, OK Music Hall
Oct 23 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
Oct 25 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Oct 28 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
Oct 29 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
Oct 31 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Nov 1 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium
Nov 2 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
Nov 6 Houston, TX Verizon Theatre
Nov 7 Houston, TX Verizon Theatre
Nov 8 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
Nov 10 Birmingham, AL BJCC Hall
Nov 11 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theater
Nov 12 Atlanta, GA Civic Center
Nov 14 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Nov 15 Richmond, VA Landmark Theatre
Nov 17 Washington, DC Constitution Hall
Nov 18 Washington, DC Constitution Hall
Nov 21 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Center
Nov 23 New York, NY United Palace Theatre
Nov 24 New York, NY United Palace Theatre