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Grammys 2016 | Essential Tracks: The under-the-radar nominees who deserve a listen

Grammys 2016 | Essential Tracks: The under-the-radar nominees who deserve a listen

This installment of Essential Tracks directs its microphone toward Grammy-nominated artists who are unlikely to receive prime-time ceremony shout-outs but whose recorded achievements will likely endure long after the telecast ends.

Jazmine Sullivan, "Let It Burn" (RCA). Sullivan earned early attention for her 2008 song "Bust Your Windows," an upbeat post-Amy Winehouse revenge fantasy. A few years later the 28-year-old surprised many when she announced an early retirement after her second album failed to hit.

Luckily that didn't stick. Sullivan is up for three Grammys, including best R&B album for her...

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