Jazmine Marie Sullivan (born April 9, 1987) is an American R&B singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also the protegee of famous rapper Missy Elliott. Her debut single "Need U Bad" featuring Missy Elliott has reached number one on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Jazmine Sullivan grew up in a two-parent household, the middle sister between two brothers. When she was 5 years old, her father landed a position as a curator for the city's Strawberry Mansion, and her family moved into the historical landmark, where they lived rent free. Meanwhile, Jazmine struggled to assimilate at school.