Jazmine Sullivan stunned fans when she and Eric Church performed a powerful version of the National Anthem at Super Bowl LV on Sunday, February 7th. Church and Sullivan also performed separately at the Verizon Big Concert for Small Business, a post-game show that spotlighted small businesses struggling from the coronavirus pandemic. Brandi Carlile was also among the artists that performed at the event, and after the show, Sullivan posted a note to Carlile on her Instagram story asking the singer to collaborate with her.
“Ms. @brandicarlile… I was on the same show as u last night, and I sounded a mess (lol)… but I promise I can sing,” wrote Sullivan. “PLEASEEEE do a song w me for my album. I was in awe and U made me cry!”
While it doesn’t seem Carlile saw the original post on Instagram, she did see a tweet from a Sullivan fan page that reposted a screenshot of the singer’s request.
“Jazmine Sullivan wants to collaborate with @brandicarlile. We would love to hear it,” wrote the fan page, alongside a photo of Carlile and the screenshot of Sullivan’s Instagram story.
Carlile then retweeted the fan page tweet, confirming that she’d be open to a collaboration with Sullivan.
“ON IT!! Daaaaaaang,” wrote Carlile, along with the “mind blown” emoji.
The Verizon Big Concert for Small Business also featured performances from Luke Bryan, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, H.E.R., Brittany Howard, and Christina Aguilera. The show was part of Verizon’s commitment to help one million small businesses prosper by 2030 by offering resources “to help them succeed in the digital economy.” Verizon’s commitment also includes a $10 million pledge to Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a nonprofit supporting community development initiatives, focusing on business owners in underserved communities.