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


    16 kun oldin

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

    • Elon Wylie

      Elon Wylie

      5 kun oldin

      Amazing. I listen to this on repeat

    • Takia Jones

      Takia Jones

      5 kun oldin

      I’m mymm

    • Norm Dobbz

      Norm Dobbz

      6 kun oldin

      Agreed 👍🏾💪🏾🔥🔥

    • Bubble You

      Bubble You

      8 kun oldin

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

    • Netta Baby

      Netta Baby

      11 kun oldin

      Yesssssss 🙌

  2. ZEE P

    ZEE P

    Daqiqa oldin

    My two favorite women

  3. Darius Green

    Darius Green

    3 soat oldin

    I really like the part at 1:23 because of how well the background singers complimented her lead vocals during this part!

  4. Alexis Adams

    Alexis Adams

    7 soat oldin

    First of all ...when she brought H.E.R it!!!

  5. Alexis Adams

    Alexis Adams

    7 soat oldin

    She’s definitely been the G.O.A.T !

  6. Alexis Adams

    Alexis Adams

    7 soat oldin

    Literally EVERY song was fire 🔥



    7 soat oldin


  8. Jawanda Parker

    Jawanda Parker

    7 soat oldin

    Straight disrespectful🙄🤦🏽‍♀️

  9. MezzoDuo


    7 soat oldin

    Lets talk about that flawless run at 17:24 EFFORTLESS!!!

  10. Ntombizodwa Luwaca

    Ntombizodwa Luwaca

    8 soat oldin

    4:39 to 4:52 That low register is EVERYTHING! :)

  11. Jawanda Parker

    Jawanda Parker

    8 soat oldin


  12. Kizmet Booker

    Kizmet Booker

    8 soat oldin

    The meek panda accordingly nod because step-son isely branch than a selective illegal. skillful, debonair bathroom

  13. Edwin A

    Edwin A

    8 soat oldin

    Shine in your light, it’s here for you finally girl!! Get your roses!!!!

  14. TheSportsGuy NHarlem

    TheSportsGuy NHarlem

    9 soat oldin

    My two favorite female artists, check that my two favorite ARTISTS, period

  15. Seth Carstens

    Seth Carstens

    10 soat oldin

    hey lovelies. does anyone know the chord progression at the end of bodies (intro)?

  16. Mona Bahgat

    Mona Bahgat

    10 soat oldin

    i so appreciate the sound people and the quality they bring -- worth it when this kind of talent is up.

  17. Wholesoul Eatery

    Wholesoul Eatery

    10 soat oldin

    I need this one on Vinyl. 💜💜🔥

  18. Thaiot _

    Thaiot _

    10 soat oldin

    Immaculate performance. Where have you been all this time. A sound, vocals, penmanship needed.

  19. Marisha James

    Marisha James

    11 soat oldin

    True vocal skills and the range omg.... Jazmine has been the G.O.A.T for me since I heard her sing “ ‘round midnight” The band, the vibe, the H.E.R cameo, the backup singers, just perfect.

  20. Kadeem The Dream

    Kadeem The Dream

    11 soat oldin

    I was in love after the first 7 words

  21. Rochelle Bird

    Rochelle Bird

    12 soat oldin

    Love you Jazmine!

  22. Taniquia The Confetti Soul

    Taniquia The Confetti Soul

    12 soat oldin

    Okkkk...sooo imma not sleep tonight cuz you just took me to the bedroom, to church and the barbecue! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾All hail Jazzy!!!

  23. The Great BAMBINI.

    The Great BAMBINI.

    12 soat oldin


  24. Trinity Powell

    Trinity Powell

    12 soat oldin

    Yassssss Jazmine!

  25. Chance Forever

    Chance Forever

    13 soat oldin

    Jazmin needs to be tamed!!! She’s a BEASTTT!!! Wow! This is crazy!!! 👏🏾 🔥 🐐

  26. Labrillia Thomas

    Labrillia Thomas

    13 soat oldin


  27. Crystal Fletcher

    Crystal Fletcher

    13 soat oldin

    You got me with this ❤️

  28. Stacey98761


    14 soat oldin

    I don’t know why I waited to long to watch this! I loved every song..Thank you NPR and Ms. Sullivan..

  29. Kendricke D Wilson

    Kendricke D Wilson

    14 soat oldin

    A whole vibe!!

  30. AfroCynsible .Sistah

    AfroCynsible .Sistah

    14 soat oldin

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

  31. Lexi Harris

    Lexi Harris

    15 soat oldin

    The other side live sounds so good ✨

  32. Kit Jones

    Kit Jones

    15 soat oldin

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

  33. tanisha baker

    tanisha baker

    15 soat oldin


  34. Maya Andrea

    Maya Andrea

    16 soat oldin

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

  35. Maya Andrea

    Maya Andrea

    16 soat oldin

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

  36. Jasmine Hoskins

    Jasmine Hoskins

    17 soat oldin

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

  37. Alexandrea Hawkins

    Alexandrea Hawkins

    17 soat oldin

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

  38. Aaliyah Ortega

    Aaliyah Ortega

    17 soat oldin

    i would marry her

  39. Have Science Will Travel

    Have Science Will Travel

    17 soat oldin

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

  40. Victoria Lockett

    Victoria Lockett

    17 soat oldin

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

  41. Multifaceted


    17 soat oldin

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

  42. tanisha baker

    tanisha baker

    18 soat oldin


  43. tanisha baker

    tanisha baker

    18 soat oldin


  44. Jason Wardell

    Jason Wardell

    18 soat oldin

    Favorite artist ever.

  45. Jason Taylor

    Jason Taylor

    18 soat oldin

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

  46. dar abreu de la rosa

    dar abreu de la rosa

    18 soat oldin

    0:14 Home edition. You are welcome 😂😊

  47. raymond Billups

    raymond Billups

    18 soat oldin

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

  48. Ismail Ibrahim

    Ismail Ibrahim

    19 soat oldin

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

  49. Julius Cole

    Julius Cole

    19 soat oldin

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

  50. tanisha baker

    tanisha baker

    20 soat oldin


  51. Diana Desta

    Diana Desta

    20 soat oldin

    Oh My God, this brought tears to my eyes

  52. Omarr Koroma

    Omarr Koroma

    20 soat oldin


  53. Anita M Jones

    Anita M Jones

    20 soat oldin

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

  54. Awillii


    21 soat oldin

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

  55. Nicole Mariee

    Nicole Mariee

    21 soat oldin

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

  56. Christie O

    Christie O

    21 soat oldin

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

  57. Jazlyn


    21 soat oldin

    Was I suppose to cry on every song?🥺😂

  58. Shunterria Mcgill

    Shunterria Mcgill

    21 soat oldin

    This is amazing!

  59. Leisha


    21 soat oldin

    omgee I love this with all my heart!

  60. Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith

    22 soat oldin

    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 🤷🏾‍♂️

  61. Two Faced Affairs

    Two Faced Affairs

    22 soat oldin

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

  62. Jalen Wesley

    Jalen Wesley

    22 soat oldin

    Other side is my shiiiiiiidddd

  63. Ayeshâ


    23 soat oldin

    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

  64. aktisaeliou


    23 soat oldin

    she had me at 00:28

  65. This is Newness

    This is Newness

    23 soat oldin

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

  66. Koiwu86


    23 soat oldin

    Good ol singing Alto!

  67. Many Moon

    Many Moon

    Kun oldin

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

  68. Shebaxsaba Love

    Shebaxsaba Love

    Kun oldin


  69. Sam LSD

    Sam LSD

    Kun oldin

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

  70. Sam LSD

    Sam LSD

    Kun oldin

    She sounds like the Weeknd 🤣😂😆

  71. Shunterria Mcgill

    Shunterria Mcgill

    Kun oldin

    The best!

  72. B Adigun

    B Adigun

    Kun oldin

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

  73. Caroline Tofa

    Caroline Tofa

    Kun oldin

    QUEEN 👑

  74. Motlatji Molabe

    Motlatji Molabe

    Kun oldin

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

  75. Samuel Pierce

    Samuel Pierce

    Kun oldin


  76. A. J

    A. J

    Kun oldin

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

  77. Andre Dusude

    Andre Dusude

    Kun oldin

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

  78. kj232009


    Kun oldin

    So underrated

  79. Christina Montgomery

    Christina Montgomery

    Kun oldin

    THIS ❤️🥰

  80. Aneudys


    Kun oldin

    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✨

  81. Yung Redboi 2500

    Yung Redboi 2500

    Kun oldin

    Most underrated female vocalist of today 💯🔥🔥🔥

  82. felix Hamilton

    felix Hamilton

    Kun oldin

    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

      Kun oldin

      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.

  83. Noel Backwards

    Noel Backwards

    Kun oldin

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

  84. zipporah coleman

    zipporah coleman

    Kun oldin


  85. w c

    w c

    Kun oldin

    This is grown folk music!!!!

  86. dar abreu de la rosa

    dar abreu de la rosa

    Kun oldin

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

    • dar abreu de la rosa

      dar abreu de la rosa

      18 soat oldin

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

    • Dennis Bermudez

      Dennis Bermudez

      Kun oldin

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

  87. Bella1111


    Kun oldin

    Beautiful 💜

  88. AJ Sassy

    AJ Sassy

    Kun oldin

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

  89. Brittney Janae

    Brittney Janae

    Kun oldin

    omg she is killing!

  90. Troll Reality

    Troll Reality

    Kun oldin

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

  91. Esquire2B


    Kun oldin


  92. Star Gazer

    Star Gazer

    Kun oldin


  93. Xeech ET

    Xeech ET

    Kun oldin

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

  94. Queen DK

    Queen DK

    Kun oldin

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

  95. girl smile

    girl smile

    Kun oldin

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

  96. raven raven

    raven raven

    Kun oldin

    This is Musically thought provoking .....Masterful

  97. Shaniya Spencer

    Shaniya Spencer

    Kun oldin

    I literally come here EVERYDAY! You did that jazmin💙



    Kun oldin

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

  99. Fye Vegetarian

    Fye Vegetarian

    Kun oldin

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

  100. All Inspiration

    All Inspiration

    Kun oldin

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