Jill Scott

Jill Scott

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Born Jill Heather Scott in the North Philly neighborhood of the City of Philadelphia, PA on April 4, 1972. She began her career as a performance poet. She was discovered by Amir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots. Questlove invited her to join the band in the studios. Which resulted in the live version of "You Got Me" in 1999. Subsequently, she collaborated with Eric Benet, Will Smith, Lupe Fiasco, Common and broadened her performing experience by touring Canada in a production of the Broadway musical Rent. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Volume 1
    Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Volume 1
  • Beautifully Human
    Beautifully Human
  • The Real Thing: Words & Sounds Vol 3
    The Real Thing: Words & Sounds Vol 3
  • Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2
    Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2
  • Who Is Jill Scott? - Words and Sounds, Vol. 1
    Who Is Jill Scott? - Words and Sounds, Vol. 1
  • Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Volume 2
    Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Volume 2
  • Who Is Jill Scott?
    Who Is Jill Scott?
  • The Real Thing: Words And Sounds Vol. 3
    The Real Thing: Words And Sounds Vol. 3
  • Who Is Jill Scott? (Words And Sounds Vol. 1)
    Who Is Jill Scott? (Words And Sounds Vol. 1)
  • Hidden Beach presents: The Original Jill Scott: from the vault vol. 1
    Hidden Beach presents: The Original Jill Scott: from the vault vol. 1
  • Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds, Vol. 1
    Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds, Vol. 1
  • Experience: Jill Scott 826+
    Experience: Jill Scott 826+
  • Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
    Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
  • The Real Thing - Words & Sounds, Vol. 3
    The Real Thing - Words & Sounds, Vol. 3
  • Collaborations
    Collaborations
  • Jill Scott Collaborations
    Jill Scott Collaborations
  • Beautifully Human (Words And Sounds Vol.2)
    Beautifully Human (Words And Sounds Vol.2)
  • The Real Thing (Words And Sounds Vol.3)
    The Real Thing (Words And Sounds Vol.3)
  • Experience: Jill Scott 826+ (disc 1)
    Experience: Jill Scott 826+ (disc 1)
  • The Original Jill Scott From The Vault vol. 1
    The Original Jill Scott From The Vault vol. 1
  • Experience: Jill Scott 826+ (disc 2)
    Experience: Jill Scott 826+ (disc 2)
  • Hate On me
    Hate On me
  • The Real Thing Words & Sounds Vol 3 Deluxe Edition
    The Real Thing Words & Sounds Vol 3 Deluxe Edition
  • Crates: Remix Fundamentals Volume 1
    Crates: Remix Fundamentals Volume 1
  • Jill Scott Live In Paris
    Jill Scott Live In Paris
  • Hidden Beach presents: The Original Jill Scott From The Vault, Vol. 1
    Hidden Beach presents: The Original Jill Scott From The Vault, Vol. 1
  • Lovely Day
    Lovely Day
  • Experience
    Experience
  • Golden
    Golden
  • Experience: Jill Scott 826 +
    Experience: Jill Scott 826 +
  • Jill Scott Holiday Gift Package
    Jill Scott Holiday Gift Package
  • Hidden Beach presents: The Original Jill Scott From The Vault, Vol. 1 (Deluxe Edition)
    Hidden Beach presents: The Original Jill Scott From The Vault, Vol. 1 (Deluxe Edition)
  • Experience
    Experience
  • Gettin' in the Way
    Gettin' in the Way
  • Vol. 2-Beautifully Human-Words & Sounds
    Vol. 2-Beautifully Human-Words & Sounds
  • A Long Walk
    A Long Walk
  • Gimme
    Gimme

Jill Scott. Artist Bio

Born Jill Heather Scott in the North Philly neighborhood of the City of Philadelphia, PA on April 4, 1972. She began her career as a performance poet. She was discovered by Amir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots. Questlove invited her to join the band in the studios. Which resulted in the live version of "You Got Me" in 1999.

Subsequently, she collaborated with Eric Benet, Will Smith, Lupe Fiasco, Common and broadened her performing experience by touring Canada in a production of the Broadway musical Rent. Signed to Steve McKeever's newly formed Hidden Beach Recordings label, she released her debut album Who Is Jill Scott: Words and Sounds Vol. 1 in July 2000. The following summer she released Experience:Jil Scott 826+ after she released the single "A Long Walk." Scott continued to gain more recognition, eventually earning a Grammy nomination in early 2003 for Best Female Vocal Performance for "A Long Walk", Jill Scott won a Grammy award at the 2005 Grammy awards for Best R&B Solo Vocal Performance, Male or Female.

Jill Scott appears in David Chappelle's Block Party performing with The Roots and Erykah Badu.

Scott released a new album, entitled Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 in 2004. Her book of poetry, The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours was released in April 2005.

Recently, Scott was prominently featured on hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco's 2006 single "Daydreaming" which also appeared on a new Scott collection called Collaborations on January 30, 2007.
The Collaborations collection served as "an appetizer" for her next studio album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 released September 25, 2007. A clip of the title track was released on a bonus disc from Hidden Beach Records and included with Collaborations. The lead single "Hate on Me", gained airplay in May 2007 with a video released in mid-July. In advance of the album's release, Hidden Beach released a 17-minute album sampler through their forums. Interspersed between the dozen songs previewed on the sampler was a personal explanation from Jill for the inspiration behind some of her songs.

Jill Scott is also an accomplished actor, appearing as detective Precious Ramotswe in the BBC's dramatisation of Alexander McCall Smith's series of books: "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency". Scott also appeared as "Sheila" in the Tyler Perrry film, "Why Did I Get Married" (2007) and its sequel, "Why Did I Get Married Too" (2010) .


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