Jazmine Sullivan is back. Following a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Grammy-nominated songstress made a roaring return to the stage in London over the weekend.
The 26-year-old played a sold-out show at KOKO London, performing her hits including “Lions, Tigers & Bears,” “Bust Your Windows,” and “Need U Bad,” plus a cover of Daft Punk and Pharrell’s “Get Lucky.”
“I’m glad to be back guys,” she told the crowd as they cheered.
In January 2011, the Philly native announced that she was taking a break from music so she could focus on herself.
“i’m making an official announcement that i am taking a break from music. i’m trying to figure out who i am… w/out a mike, paper or pen,” tweeted Jazmine. “i promised myself that when it wasn’t fun anymore i wouldn’t do it. and here i am. i’m not saying i wont ever sing again in my life becuz i dont believe that. but in this moment… rt now… i got some things to figure out.”
During Saturday’s gig, she reportedly also announced that she is working on her third album and will debut a new single soon.
Prior to her departure from music, Jazmine released two albums including 2010′s Love Me Back and her 2008 debut Fearless, which earned seven Grammy nominations.
“I’m super happy to not have to think about it anymore,” JoJo said of the lawsuit finally being over. “I’m just excited for the next chapter and I’m just completely focused on the future and the present and leaving the past in the past.”
By her “next chapter,” JoJo is referring to her new partnership with Atlantic Records and starting to work on her long-awaited third album.
“I just can’t wait to create a classic album and to work my ass off and I know they’ll [Atlantic Records] do the same,” she said. “They’ve been amazing.”
A new, official single might not be that far away, though, she said.
“I think our aim is to have a single out this summer,” she spilled. “I’m getting into the studio as soon as I get back to L.A…locking in and just creating.”
“You can expect a diverse collection of songs that help to explain me as a young woman and I think will speak to what it means to be a young woman in 2014, which isn’t just girl power anthems or boy-bashing songs, but it’s a wide variety of different influences,” she said.
When asked if after she was done with the album she plans on touring, she responded: “Yes, for sure.”
She continued: “I’m going to do it all. I want to work harder than I’ve ever worked in my entire life. It’s incredible. I have energy in places that I never thought I’d have energy. I feel like I was reborn, honestly.”
Jazmine's concert on Sunday was seriously the best one I've ever been to.