Jazmine Sullivan’s “Heaux Tales” won Album of the Year at the 2021 BET Awards
Jazmine Sullivan’s fourth album “Heaux Tales” won the Album of the Year award at the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday night.
The 14 EPs of the singer-songwriter received this honorary nomination along with albums released by The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Nas and Chloe X Halle.
Sullivan and her mother came to the stage to receive the award. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago and is now in remission. The musician said that, given the events of the past two years, they “never thought they would be here” and “did not see anything like this happen.”
“[My mom] It’s my prize, this is my gift,” Sullivan said. “She is with me more than anything else. She has always supported me. She has been pushing me and guiding me throughout my life, so I am very grateful to her. “
The 34-year-old Philadelphian also dedicated this honor to black women.
“This award is bigger than me,” Sullivan said. “This is for all women. All black women are amazing and strong. They have always inspired me. I am very happy to be able to tell part of our story. I hope I am proud of you.”
At the awards ceremony on Sunday night, Sullivan also sang her new single “Tragic” and a hit song from the album called “On It”. The lead singer is singer Ari Lennox.
Sullivan was also nominated as the best female R&B singer this year, but lost to HER
When it was released in January, “Heaux Tales” ranked No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart for the first time. It became Sullivan’s highest chart album and the second top 10 album in her career after her debut album “Fearless” in 2008.
“Heaux Tales” also ranked first on the Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart for the first time, and ranked second on the Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. This is Sullivan’s first record since the 2015 “Reality Show”.
“Heaux Tales” includes popular singles such as “Lost One”, “Pick Up Your Feelings” and “Girl Like Me”, featuring HER This critically acclaimed album was mainly recorded at Sullivan’s home in Philadelphia.
Graduated from the city’s creative and performing arts high school, Sullivan Sing the national anthem on Super Bowl LV in February With country music star Eric Church. Earlier this year, she also appeared in NPR’s “Little Desk (Family) Concert” and “Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show.”
The 2021 BET Awards Ceremony was held in Los Angeles on Sunday night, hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson. The event celebrated achievements in music, film, television and sports over the past year.
Megan Thee Stallion won four awards, including the best female hip-hop artist.The complete list of winners can be found in BET website.