Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church joined forces at Super Bowl LV last night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida to perform ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’. The duet marked the first time the two artists have played together, and the first time in 15 years that the NFL championship game has featured a collaborative rendition of the National Anthem. Watch it below.
“We come from two very different backgrounds, (but) I find beauty in blending different lifestyles and different music (and) different art and making something special,” Sullivan told the Associated Press ahead of last night’s Super Bowl performance. “I definitely think that’s what we accomplished and I think it’ll be really good.”
Church said of Sullivan in an Apple Music interview (via Tennessean): “She may be the best singer. I was floored. I’m a fan.” He admitted he was initially reluctant about the performance, but “then I heard [Sullivan] and I’m not missing a chance to sing with her. And that was it. Once I heard her voice, I said, ‘OK, I’m in.’”
Later in the evening, The Weeknd headlined the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Jazmine Sullivan released her latest album, Heaux Tales, last month.